Established in 1979, the Collings Foundation's goal is to enable visitors to learn about the country’s heritage through “living history” events and interaction with historical artifacts. The new museum will be home to a number of exhibits from the country’s past military conflicts, and will house the United States’ largest private collection of vehicles from these events.
“We're very excited to have finally begun work on this historical project,” comments Project Manager John McDermott. "We have been working with the Collings Foundation for quite a while now throughout the project's planning, design, and permitting phases, and it's fantastic to be able to start putting shovels in the ground. The foundation's vision for this museum reflects its overall mission of providing an interactive education on our country's war history, as well as continuing to honor and support US veterans.”
JMC teamed with Dixon Salo Architects, Johnson Structural Engineering, and specialty consultants Nextstage Design and Acentech Studio A. Whitinsville Christian School campus is home to over 600 students on 40 acres located in the Blackstone Valley of Central Massachusetts. The school’s mission is to nurture the academic, spiritual, personal, social, creative, and physical development of students from preschool through grade 12.
JMC’s COO, Joshua Brandt comments, “The project’s success can be attributed to the dedication of the entire team, as well as a common mission to provide WCS students with a world-class facility. We are extremely proud of the end result, particularly since this was JMC’s first theater project. Perhaps even more meaningful, though, was the project’s ability to draw together a larger community to support the school’s vision.”
JM Coull is a construction management, design-build, and general contracting firm specializing in new construction and renovation projects in the institutional, education, commercial, advanced technology, life sciences, and healthcare markets. The firm has been providing solutions to its clients’ building needs since 1984, bringing a focus on quality, safety, and partnership to each project. JMC performs work throughout New England and is based in Maynard, MA.