SOURCE: Mark G. Anderson Consultants

July 17, 2008 10:35 ET

Mark G. Anderson Consultants Selected as Owner's Representative for Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Mark G. Anderson Consultants (MGAC), an international leader in the management of design and construction projects, is especially pleased to announce their selection as the Owner's Representative for a magnificent art museum in Tyler, Texas, the Tyler Museum of Art. A project goal is sustainability and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification will be pursued.

Tyler Museum of Art (TMA), which now has over 800 objects in its permanent collection, is slated to move to a newly acquired 13.5 acre wooded site in Tyler, a community that is 90 miles from Dallas, Texas. TMA is known for its stellar collection of early to contemporary Texas art, as well as works in decorative arts, Asian art, and prints and photographs of well known American Masters. The Museum is also making plans to receive a promised gift of over 300 works from the Laura and Dan Boeckman Collection of Mexican and Latin American Folk Art.

Kim Tomio, Executive Director of TMA, states, "We are thrilled with the expertise of Mark G. Anderson Consultants. They have led us to a great architect in an expedited RFP/RFQ process, and excel at communications and consensus building with the team. They are leading us to new heights."

"We are honored and privileged to be participating in such an innovative new project that will be both LEED certified and architecturally significant," said Mark G. Anderson, President of MGAC. MGAC is spearheading this project with Seattle PM leaders Caryl Sherpa and Dale Stern, who will oversee the design and construction management for TMA. They have completed a tour with the TMA Director, of numerous museums across the country, and have selected a highly acclaimed, Los Angeles-based architect, wHY Architecture (Workshop of Hakomori Yantrasast), to provide the design of the new Tyler Museum of Art.

"Our goal is to support the owner in every aspect of the decision-making and management process," says Seattle-based Vice President Caryl Sherpa. The conceptual design process is now underway. Dale Stern, Vice President at MGAC-Seattle, will oversee the construction management.

Several of MGAC's other prestigious museum clients include The Smithsonian Institution, Madame Tussauds and The International Spy Museum.

Mark G. Anderson Consultants, an award winning firm with offices in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA, is a leading provider of owner's representation services for the design and building industry. Specializing in complex project management, MGAC provides services in multiple sectors including law firms, government, corporate, hospitality, mission critical environments, estate quality residential and retail work for clients nationally and internationally. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.mgac.com or call 202 942 3900.

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