4th Company building one of many projects the Academic team completes as new school year begins

BUZZARDS BAY, MA – Shawmut recently completed the renovation of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy 4th Company dormitory. In collaboration with the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, the 18-month project added over 100 new dormitory rooms that will house 220 more cadets. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is just one of 52 projects Shawmut’s Academic team is completing this fall.

“We are proud of the relationship we have built with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy,” said Tom Goemaat, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction. “And, I am proud of our team for meeting a tight deadline while paying particular attention to not disrupt the cadets during their training and schooling.”

Designed by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, the 69,000-square-foot renovation involved a two-story over-build of the existing 4th Company dormitory, as well as a six-story block and plank addition that was completed in phases in order to accommodate a fully occupied campus and building. The over-build exterior envelope includes a combination of brick veneer, curtain wall, and metal panels consistent with the existing campus aesthetic. The project was designed and constructed to receive LEED Silver Certification.Shawmut also upgraded the campus’s existing Waste Water Treatment Facility which included the replacement of the electrical substation over a single weekend.

Throughout the summer Shawmut has been at work on over 15 campuses across New England, including Harvard University, Brown University and Yale University. At UMass-Lowell, the academic team constructed University Crossing, a new 225,000-square-foot multi-purpose building. The team also worked on a new three-story, 20,000-square-foot building at The Boston Conservatory, as well as The Schneider Center, a 16,000-square-foot multi-purpose space on the campus of Wellesley College. This October Shawmut will complete work on Boston College’s St. Mary’s Hall, and recently erected a new scoreboard at Alumni Stadium on the Chestnut Hill campus.