BIA.studio has been selected by the Town of Harwich to perform planning and design services for the Brooks Academy Museum and Harwich Historical Society. Chronicling several hundred years of Harwich History, the Museum and Society are celebrating their 65th year in 2018.
The historic Brooks Academy building was built in 1844 and expanded in 1909 and 1927. The 6,500 sf building includes 3 main exhibit galleries totaling roughly 2,000 SF, as well as collection storage, gift shop, research spaces, and a meeting room. Included in the planning and design scope will be an exterior conditions assessment, programming efforts with a focus on collection storage needs, a vertical accessibility assessment, and visioning efforts related to visitor experience and public circulation.