Bridgewater State University – Science & Mathematics Building


Bridgewater State University — Science and Mathematics Building, Bridgewater, MA

The major modernization of the University’s science facilities included the renovation of the existing Marshall Conant Science Building and the construction of a major addition to accommodate science/teaching laboratories, classrooms, offices and support space for the Biology, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography, Math, Computer Science and Physics Departments.


Size: 211,300 square feet
Schedule: 45 months
Contract Type: Construction Manager-at-Risk
Owner: Bridgewater State University
Architect: Payette Associates
Sustainability: LEED Silver
Technology: 3-D Modeling


Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) funded project.

The largest building project in the University’s history.

A high standard of sustainability was met through the use of recycled and locally extracted and manufactured materials, low-VOC building products, low-mercury fluorescent lighting, public transportation access, bike racks storm water collection, solar thermal hot water, natural daylight and a green roof. Pursuing LEED Silver certification.

Minimized disruptions to students and faculty occupying adjacent academic buildings and residence halls and the main quad.

Aggressive scheduling in order to coordinate and synchronize with University’s academic schedule.

Building Informational Modeling was not utilized on this project. However, the project did employ similar 3-D modeling. Program included more than 85 labs, 18 general purpose classrooms, an observatory, a rooftop botanical garden and greenhouse.

Bridgewater State University – Science & Mathematics Building