Acella Selected to Restore Old Derby Academy

Old Derby Academy

Old Derby Academy

Hingham, MA – Acella Construction Corporation was recently selected as construction manager for the renovation and restoration of Old Derby Academy and Hingham Heritage Museum, a $2.5 million project scheduled to begin September 2015. It will take approximately one year to complete.

Acella Construction Managers and the Hingham Historical Society will renovate and restore Old Derby Academy, one of the town’s most historic landmarks. The “Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center” will be a climate-controlled, museum-quality exhibition and programming facility.

Acella’s project team won the unanimous support from the board of the Hingham Historical Society. The project will include a new 4,600sf addition and the repair/restoration of foundations, windows, chimneys, and other parts of the 1818 building. It will also enlarge the visitor center, expand the collections storage and workspace areas for volunteers and staff, and create an outdoor program event space for up to 200 guests.

Sally Weston Associates designed the restoration and renovation plans. Ryan Klebes, senior project manager at Acella, will serve as the lead on this project.

“This is the most ambitious and exciting project ever undertaken in the society’s 100-year existence,” said Mike Studley, president.

“We are honored and excited to be entrusted with this historical project, and with a building that is such a landmark for the Hingham community,” said Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction.