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Kelowna company helping to bring new futuristic art museum to life in Los Angeles

A Kelowna company has won the bid to help bring a new art museum in Los Angeles to life.

Geotility will be working on bringing in a geothermal exchange system to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is currently under construction. This will be the largest job in the companies history along with the largest geo-exchange field in the state of California, once complete.

<who>Photo Credit: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The futuristic building will house all forms of art and media, namely narrative art, displaying notable works from Norman Rockwell, Degas, Renoir, and more.

“We are proud to be working on this amazing project. Not only will it house a diverse range of art, the construction of the building itself has been designed and is being built with a socially sustainable lens. The project manager Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company is creating opportunities to work with women, veterans and disadvantage groups,” says Jim Leask, President & CEO of Geotility.

Geotility is already underway with work in California on the geothermal exchange system. The company cites advantages to the system such as it being environmentally friendly, efficient, and operates at a lower cost.

<who>Photo Credit: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

“Projects like these are the future; they are sustainable and drastically reduce emissions. In addition, they build communities through jobs and create spaces to socialize and enjoy arts and culture,” says Leask.

The museum is expected to reach completion by late 2021.

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