Massachusetts Maritime Academy—Library Modernization
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts


Massachusetts Maritime Academy—Library Modernization
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Perry Dean Rogers Architects

Designed by Perry Dean Rogers to be LEED Platinum certified, the new recycled-steel-framed building at Massachusetts Maritime Academy includes chilled beams, a geothermal well system, daylighting, a low emissivity roof, and a multistory glass wall. Future plans demonstrate the center’s commitment to sustainable design elements, including adding solar panels on the roof using a $500,000 grant.

Known as the American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons, the library includes a Ships Bridge Simulator which enables young cadets to practice a massive simulated ship. As Chris Hildreth, principal of RDK Engineers, told, “This new facility is more than just a library … It’s great to be part of a project that will serve students for years to come.”

This is a Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) project.

Project type: CM at-risk
Cost: $25.2 million
Size: 41, 741 gross square feet
Construction: W.T. Rich

Image credit: Richard Mandelkorn