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Blackstone Gateway Visitor's Center, Worcester, Mass.

2019 BSA Honor Award Winner for Design Excellence

The Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center, a full-service, multi-use community facility that features a welcoming area, historic and cultural exhibits, a theater, restroom facilities, a passive recreation lawn, and office, classroom and meeting space, is as an active tribute to the multi-faceted culture of the Blackstone River Valley. AEI designed all new MEP/FP and lighting systems, including heating and cooling; electrical service and distribution; full-site electrical; full-site plumbing; voice, data, and CATV; natural gas; sanitary waste and piping; domestic water distribution; fire alarm, security, and a ground-mounted photovoltaic array. This one-story building with an open floor plan and an elevated portion of that ceiling, is heated using a wood-pellet boiler system. Interior and site lighting have automatic controls to meet energy code and sustainability goals, and daylight harvesting is employed to facilitate additional energy savings.

OWNER

Blackstone Heritage Corridor; Department of Conservation and Recreation

CLIENT

AECOM

CONSTRUCTION COST

$9M

SIZE

8,000 SF

AEI SERVICES

Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Fire Protection
Lighting
BIM/Revit
Sustainability
Low Voltage Electric

PHASES OF DESIGN

Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Documents
Construction Administration

PROJECT FEATURES

New Construction
Wood Pellet Boiler System
Daylight Harvesting
Energy Efficient and Sustainable