Dimeo Construction Company is underway with phase 2 of the MA College of Art and Design (MassArt), Bakalar & Paine Galleries renovations. This 17,196 sf project designed by Design Lab consists of work primarily focused on the interior renovation of the gallery affiliated spaces and the completion of the plaza initiated in phase 1. Interior work includes extensive demolition, full abatement of asbestos containing materials, upgrading the building systems, conforming to current ADA accessibility standards, addition of an elevator and re-configuring spaces to allow for the introduction of new, and expansion of current, gallery programs. The exterior scope includes enabling site work to bring new services into the South Building from Palace Road, and landscaping improvements to complete the front plaza off Huntington Avenue and connect the landscaping back to the Design and Media Center.
Completion is scheduled for August 2019.