Massachusetts Maritime Academy—Library Modernization
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

AT A GLANCE

Project
Massachusetts Maritime Academy—Library Modernization
City
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Architect
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 SouthCoastToday.com, “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