Construction is moving forward on the School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) Expansion at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The building is being designed by Massachusetts-based architectural firm Ellenzweig, who has released new renderings of the interior and exterior spaces.
The new campus, which is a collaboration with the state Department of Marine Fisheries (DMF), is situated in close proximity to the 35,000-square foot facility campus on Clark’s Cove. The three-level building will consolidate the marine science activities of the university into a comprehensive facility; feature offices and areas for faculty, technical staff, and students; and will be configured to handle different size classes, conferences, and other events.
- Supplements the existing 35,000 sq. ft. building on the former Naval Reserve Center in New Bedford, MA
- Includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, such as a high bay area and seawater research facility
- includes space for the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and dive gear program to be accommodated in both buildings
- Consolidates the marine science activities of the university into a comprehensive facility comprised of approximately 150 students, faculty, and staff
- Satisfies the LEED Silver rating requirements of Massachusetts Executive Order 484, and shall meet the intentions of UMass Dartmouth’s Climate Action Plan
- Opens fall of 2017
Photos courtesy of Ellenzweig. To view the full gallery, visit SMAST on Facebook.