Following completion of a master plan for renovation and expansion of the existing 53,000 SF Museum, design began on the first phase of the project. A centerpiece of the New Bedford Whaling National Park, the Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is included in the New Bedford Waterfront Historic District. A major addition provides a new entrance and infills a missing piece of the nineteenth century commercial streetscape with a new lobby. Faced in granite, the two-story lobby is detailed for compatibility in size, scale, and material with the eclectic mix of brick and granite structures of which the Museum is comprised.
Build Massachusetts Merit Award, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts