Contract Amount: $1,200,000
Total Project Value: $6,800,000
Construction Manager: Walsh Brothers, Inc.
Architect: Shepley Bullfinch Richardson & Abbott
Mechanical Engineer: Landmark Facilities Group
Facility Type: Historic Landmark
Facility Size: 24,320 sq. ft.
Schedule: September 2004 – January 2006
Project Location: Newport, RI
Retrofit /New construction
Highlights / Achievements
First ever climate control and re-suppression systems
Maintained aesthetic of national historic landmark
Underground mechanical room
3D computer coordination
Complex MEP systems support museum and archival storage
2007 AGC Build New England Performance Award
2007 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award
Meeting all project budget and schedule goals, Arden performed comprehensive building system upgrades to protect historical artifacts and support evolving computer technologies. New mechanical rooms and first-ever climate-control and re-suppression systems were installed seamlessly within the historic architecture, such that they are virtually undetectable to the human eye.