South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA
Role: Owner's Project Manager
D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Inc. is the Owner's Project Manager for this $11.2 million dollar project.
The new South Hadley Public Library will move to Main Street, overlooking the Connecticut River, the Holyoke Dam and America’s first navigable canal. The new library is designed to recall South Hadley's heritage as a mill town, combining traditional mill architecture with modern library design while reconnecting the community to the river.
The new library is a two story, masonry and steel building with larger windows facing south towards the falls and river. The first floor houses the meeting facilities, circulation desk and work spaces, new books and audio visual collections, the Children's Library and storytime room. The upper floor is home to Adults, Teens, and Local History collections.
The building is organized to provide an easy to use facility for both patrons and staff. Vertical and horizontal circulation patterns intersect at the center of the floor plan, with a focus on natural way finding so that staff can spend more time providing library services.
Staff and administrative spaces are consolidated so that staff can cooperate and support one another. Closed spaces and stack areas are housed on the street side of the building, leaving open spaces adjacent to the river and south facing windows for reading, study, and gathering spaces.
Athol Public Library, Athol, MA
Role: General Contractor
D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Inc. is the general contractor for this $6.7 million dollar project.
The work of this project includes the expansion and renovation to the historic 1915 masonry library building, originally funded by Andrew Carnegie. Removal of previous steel framed addition is included. Addition will be masonry veneer on steel frame. The work also includes site work, selective demolition, general construction, renovation work, coordination with work under separate contracts, and considerable temporary facilities and controls to protect the existing building. The library is targeting LEED Platinum certification, and would be the 1st historic library to achieve this certification.
Eaglebrook Faculty Housing and Tennis Courts
Role: Construction Manager at Risk
D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Inc. is the construction manager at risk for this $3.5 million dollar project.
The project involves the construction of four new modular housing units, eight new tennis courts, and the related site work for both projects. The scope of the work includes the removal of the existing tennis courts, demolition of the existing maintenance shed and yard area, clearning of the site and regarding of the topography, and the site preparation for the new structures.
The new modular housing units will consist of two one-family homes and two two-family homes. The units will be placed atop the foundations, and some finishing work on both the interior and exterior of the homes will be required once the units are in place. The homes will be heated by geo-thermal wells.
The scope of the work also includes minor work within and around the two existing Doubleday buildings located along Pine Nook Road.