Massachusetts Maritime Academy Gymnasium Study

Buzzard's Bay, MA

Client

Massachusetts Maritime Academy / Massachusetts State College Building Authority

Program

Study for a new field house and renovation of existing gymnasium at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Challenge

To assess the existing program in conjunction with the campus masterplan and create a phased renovation / expansion plan to accommodate program needs.

Design Solution

PCA reviewed Sasaki’s masterplan outlining long term needs. The focus was on adding additional practice area with the creation of a new field house. The study included assessment of flood plain and code restrictions.

The field house was designed within the flood plain with breakaway walls, set 60’ from the existing gymnasium to avoid sprinkling. The goal was to define the most economical option. The existing gymnasium noted phased renovation to consolidate and meet program needs.