Fish and Wildlife Building

US Dept of Fish and Wildlife

Fish and Wildlife 4- Design Build


Project Description

Project: US Dept of Fish and Wildlife Welcome Center
Location: Newburyport, MA
Year Completed: 2010
Project Manager: Mark Menard

Nadeau Corporation designed and constructed a new Visitor Contact Station (VCS) at the Parker River National Wild life Refuge in Newburyport, Mass. with design build partner Vision 3 architects. The new 1,600 s.f. Visitor Welcome Center serves as the first stop, and first impression, for arriving visitors, and is designed as a signature facility for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The goal was to create a warm and inviting facility for the visiting public as well as for staff and volunteers. The design incorporates several sustainable design features, including a solar hot water system for radiant floor heating and photo voltaic system to provide electricity.

About the Client

Located along the northeast coast of Massachusetts, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. In addition to its mission of wildlife conservation, the refuge provides a variety of excellent wildlife-dependent recreational activities, including surf fishing, wildlife observation and photography.


Banna Memorial Fire Station

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Project Description

Project: Banna Memorial Fire Station- Town of Seekonk
Location: Seekonk, MA
Year Completed: 2014
Project Manager:¬†David D’Angelo

This project consisted of a complete demolition of the old fire station and replacing it with a new 2 story station that would allow for 24 hour emergency service to the Seekonk area. The new station was needed to serve the town’s north end, and reduce emergency response time. The town committee decided to go with a modular, prefabricated building to expand the fire station to allow for a favorable budget and construction schedule. Nadeau constructed the modular Fire sub-station consisting of a modular two-floor living quarters and an attached apparatus bay. We included a training facility for the firefighters on the ground level. After overcoming numerous challenges, Nadeau’s team was able to deliver the new station so the heroes that inhabit it could get back to better serving the townspeople and keeping the public safe.

About the Client

The previous Banna Fire Station was a 74-year-old building named for firefighter Richard Banna, who died in the line of duty in 1977.  Prior to the project, Fire Chief Alan Jack said the current response time was unacceptable for the town of Seekonk, MA.