Bridgewater , MA – Payette, a leading architectural design firm, announced the recent groundbreaking of an addition and renovations to a Mathematics and Science Center at Bridgewater State College (BSC).
Major improvements to the existing building and the construction of a new addition, as well as the demolition of one wing of the original structure, will bring together the now-scattered biology, chemistry, earth science, geography, physics, math, and computer science departments. The multi-phased project will integrate and expand these teaching and research facilities.
“This project will create a state-of-the-art science complex that will provide our students with opportunities for experiential learning and undergraduate research, and foster cross-disciplinary collaboration among students and faculty,” said BSC President Dana Mohler-Faria
The design includes new green space that knits together several key buildings including the gymnasium, library and campus center. Framing the buildings and the campus’s primary academic road, the open space offers the opportunity for pedestrians to enjoy the vibrant campus environment.
The project team includes R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection; Lim Consultants, structural engineering; Nitsch Consulting, civil engineering; CCR Pyramid, telecommunications and security; GZA GeoEnvironmental, geotechnical engineering; The Green Roundtable, sustainable consulting; Acentech, audio/visual consulting; and Barr & Barr, construction manager.