RGB’s John Racine and Jeff Hatcher have served as Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for this project in Mashpee, Massachusetts, working with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and observing construction of the design by RKB. As OPM, our staff have grown close to the Tribe over more than two years of partnership, and we are excited to see the project, which is a great step forward for the Tribal community, come to a successful finish. The $11 million government and community center replaces an existing facility and consolidates many of the Tribe’s departments and services.
RGB Interior Designer Kathryn Mancini earned her NCIDQ Certificate. Kathryn has been with RGB since 1982 as an interior designer. The NCIDQ certification corroborates her longstanding work experience and also clears her for work with clients, such as the US Navy, that sometimes require a certified designer.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has sought a site for a new headquarters and emergency operations center. RGB and Schradergroup, a Pennsylvania-based firm that we teamed up with for the State Police Headquarters, delivered an analysis of several potential sites in this planning and feasibility study. Based on a review of space needs, the team generated schematic renderings and plans.
RGB and the State of Rhode Island have been working to get Phase II of the Rhode Island Fire Academy designed and ready for construction bids. As part the State of Rhode Island’s commitment to sustainability which is governed by the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act, the project will reference IgCC code. Steven Winter Associates out of Norwalk, Connecticut is on the team to take part in building commissioning.
RGB and Gilbane Construction Company teamed up for this design/build collaboration with RIDE. The new school facility is under construction. The team’s design is targeting net zero site energy use, which will be a first for Rhode Island schools. This distinction is to be achieved through energy efficient design and photovoltaics.