museum curators will leave themselves open to new, inventive ways of attracting young visitors to
the museum. So it will be up to you to determine how a spatial scheme can best accommodate a
Q: Are we to develop a complete program on our own (including square feet) for the CM
(Children's Museum) and the galleries, restrooms, auditorium, etc.?
A: Yes. As a guideline, the auditorium can seat approximately 200. The rest is left up to you.
Q: How many parking spaces are we to allow for the CM patrons?
A: The parking level under the museum can correspond to the entire site, and can (but must not)
extend under the stand off to the Heyburn Building to the west. It is up to you to design it to
accommodate the maximum number of vehicles.
Q: How many parking spaces to be allowed for the four-story Parking lot building?
A: The interior parking area for this structure is not an issue here. It is only there to accommodate
parking lost in the existing lots. We are more interested in how it responds to the site, the
adjoining building, and the museum. No floor plans are required for either the parking garage on
Second Street or it's neighbor, the Hi-Tech Incubator building.
Q: What is the total occupancy for the CM?
A: The four floors of the museum are approximately 50,000 sf for each floor, or 200,000sf for the
entire building without the parking structure. This accounts for an approximately 20-foot stand off
to the Heyburn Building to the west.
Q: Is access to the CM loading dock and underground parking only from Third Street, to the south
side of the building?
A: Access to underground parking is off the alley between the Library and Children’s Museum site
from Third Street only. The alley is one-way, and egress is available to Fourth Street.
Q: There are no specific dimensions for the site of neither the high-tech building nor the parking
garage. The total height of the whole site is 246' but I need the height of each site.
A: Measurements for the parking garage, as well as the Hi-Tech Incubator can be approximate.
The parking garage will have to occupy 65% of the site at the southern end to accommodate
enough parking spaces. No detailed interior measurements are required for either of those
buildings, just exterior expression, and how the buildings relate to the environs and, more
specifically, the Museum.
Q: The Brief explains in chapter on "Site and museum details": The CM is to consist on five levels
totaling approximately 300.000 sf with one level below grade for parking, but in the answers to the
questions, about the total occupancy for the CM: The 4 floors of the museum above grade are
approximately 50.00 sf each floor. What is the right number of floors, 4 or 5 above the parking in
basement structure, and finally, what is the right total surface (without parking) 200.000 sf or
A: The information in the Q & A is correct: 200,000 sf (50,000 X 4) for the four levels above
grade, and a minimum of 50,000 sf for parking below grade. The slight reduction in sf takes into
account a possible standoff to the west from the Heyburn building. If this “stand-off” were taken
into consideration, it would be advisable to include that space in the design program.
Q: Can we use any portion of the Heyburn Building site?
A: No. That site is off limits.
Q: The sidewalk on the 3rd street side should be enlarged to accommodate pedestrians and is
too small to accommodate potential crowds and spill over from the new Park. I don't see how this
A: If you wish to include a setback on the Third Street side, that will be up to you. If you feel some