Cape Ann Museum – Collections Center

Location:
Gloucester, MA
Size:
12,000 SF
Project Type:
New Construction
Services:
Design-Build; Preconstruction; Construction Management
Architect:
designLAB Architects

Windover was selected to provide design-build services for the new collections center at the Cape Ann Museum. The new building combines functional museum storage with a beautiful exhibit gallery. The use of pre-engineered building materials like insulated metal panels – creatively adapted to give the exhibit space an industrial feel – provides the necessary environment for a museum. In addition to the exhibit gallery and collections center, the new building also features office, workspace, and hospitality facilities. A key challenge during the preconstruction phase included developing a state-of-the-art HVAC system that is cost effective while still meeting the curatorial standards required for the Museum’s exhibits and storage.