Morven Museum & Garden, Stockton Education Center
Henry Adams provided MEP engineering design services for a new $3.4M, 2-story, 6,000 SF education center adjacent to the historic mansion. The new facility enhances the site and provides visitor reception space, ticketing, gift shop, and flexible multi-purpose program space. Other spaces include a dedicated classroom, public rest facilities, administrative offices, conference room, catering space, and storage areas. The education center was designed to complement the museum and to keep the main focus on the historic mansion and gardens.
The project included a small renovation to the historic “wash house” (approximately 600 SF) that sits northwest of the mansion. The mechanical scope included HVAC and associated building controls, and the electrical scope included power and lighting. Plumbing consisted of sanitary, vent, water, and fire suppression, and communications included voice/data cabling, electronic safety/security (access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance), as well as fire alarm systems.
Morven Museum & Garden is a National Historic Landmark that was built in the 1750s for Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Stockton Education Center will allow Morven to provide more vigorous programming, share the history of the Morven, as well as celebrate New Jersey’s cultural heritage.
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