Atthowe Fine Art Services, a third-generation business founded in 1928, is a full-service company dedicated to the safe and economic handling of fine art and fragile objects. Working in partnership with museums, galleries, collectors and artists, Atthowe seeks to provide thoughtful, personal service reducing risk and cost through careful planning and meticulous work. The Atthowe staff helps clients accomplish their goals while staying within the tight schedules and budgets common to museum and gallery operations.

The company is made up of professional artists who work in a variety of media including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, and music. We believe that the combination of artistic productivity and a career in art handling results in a staff with many years of experience and a high level of training and skill.


Bade Stageberg Cox

Bade Stageberg Cox brings together over 35 years of experience with a variety of practices working on nationally and internationally acclaimed architectural projects. They aim to combine past experience with new energy and optimism, complementing a process of working with the client to achieve a unique design for every project.

The firm’s design approach begins with a detailed analysis of the program as well as a specific response to the site. The initial programming and site ideas are then tested and developed through architectural explorations of concept, spatial sequence, views, materials and details. Construction methods are studied to further the goals of the project. Their process strives to create a solution that specifically addresses the particular requirements and conditions of each individual project.


Jim Jennings

For three decades, Jim Jennings Architecture has been internationally recognized for the clarity and timelessness of its buildings, which range from residential to institutional. The small firm, run as a studio, has been featured in over 150 publications and several exhibitions, including the widely traveled U.S. Design: 1975–2000. Jim Jennings Architecture is the recipient of numerous design awards, among them the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture. Citing his body of work, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented Jim Jennings with its 2008 Academy Award for Architecture.


Tom Leader Studio

Tom Leader Studio was formed in March 2001 for the practice of landscape architecture. This nationwide practice seeks to be an active, experimental atelier seeking a liaison between emerging ideas and practices and the concrete need for their realization in physical space. With interest and experience in large-scale work, Leader nevertheless seeks what is personal, provocative, and original while in pursuit of the pragmatic at any scale. Leader has twenty-five years of professional experience as a practicing landscape architect. In 1998 he was awarded a yearlong Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome. He has been featured in two exhibits at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art including the on-site installation “Coastlines” as head of a collaborative team for the exhibit “Revelatory Landscapes” in 2001. The firm’s “Shanghai Carpet” project has been featured in New York exhibits, including the Museum of Modern Art’s 2005 “Groundswell” exhibit, and the 2006 Triennial “Design Life Now” at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Leader lectures frequently, having taught at USC in 2006, and at Ohio State University, where he served as the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor, in spring of 2008.


Renfro Design Group

Renfro Design Group, Inc., established in 1998, is an architectural lighting design firm committed to delivering the highest quality of professional services to architects, interior designers, and building owners. Renfro Design Group believes successful architectural lighting is the result of a process that maximizes the integration of light and architecture. The staff at Renfro Design Group, combines equal parts experience, passion, technology, knowledge, and artistic expression to create designs that support the architect's design goals, are appropriate for the end users, and enhance projects that are a source of pride in the community. Located in New York City, the firm has extensive experience, which includes lighting design for the most impressive library, educational, museum, cultural, religious, civic, hospitality, residential and restoration projects in the world. Most Recently, Renfro Design Group has completed the lighting design for the Bloch Building addition to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Frick Collection's renovation of the Fragonard Room, and the Phoenix Museum of Art.


Cave Engineer

Condor Earth Technologies: Scott Lewis

Structural Engineer

Endres Ware: Paul Endres, Ian Kelso

Mechanical Engineer

Axiom Engineers: Ray Cole, Christopher Reyes

Electrical Engineer

Ray E. Slaughter and Associates

General Contractor

Behler Construction: Sid Behler, Mike Behler

Cave Driller

Magorian Mine Services: Don Magorian

Project Management

Nancy Batt and Associates


Cinquini and Passarino


Norman and Norah would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to countless others who have made this project possible, including:

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