Montserrat College of Art – Residence Village & Art Studios

Beverly, MA
30,000 SF
Project Type:
New Construction; Green Building
Design-Build; Preconstruction; Construction Management
SV Design
2012 Associated Builders & Contractors Merit Award (Pre-engineered Building); 2012 Associated Builders & Contractors Green Building Award
Building Composition:
22 modular boxes connected by steel and glass core

Located on a small urban site in the heart of downtown Beverly, MA, this grouping of two, three, and four-story modularly constructed buildings is visually pleasing with its series of large and small colonial structures, connected with a modern steel and glass core. The complex includes many small gathering areas, both inside and out, and contains student artist studio space in the basement. The modular construction option for this project enabled foundations to start at a more cost effective time in the schedule; thus allowing the modular pieces to be fabricated and built off site and then brought to the site for final placement. The new 30,000 square-foot residence hall is now the home to 87 students, and was delivered on time and on budget.

Not only did we appreciate the level of communication and quality of their work, but the sense of community they helped foster with both the campus and the town.

– Stephen D. Immerman, President, Montserrat College of Art

Sustainable Living Environment

An exciting dimension of this project was the inclusion of several sustainable elements throughout the new building. Windover and the design team, in close partnership with the college, evaluated various options to integrate sustainable design, including low flow plumbing fixtures, environmental controls, energy efficient lighting and appliances, flooring, HVAC units, green roof garden, and the use of salvaged materials.