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Collings Foundation

Hudson, MA


American Heritage Museum


Project Features
  • 65,000 sf total
  • Pre-engineered building
  • 48,000 sf central exhibit space for military vehicles, artifacts, murals, and maps
  • Elevated viewing mezzanines spanning entire area of central exhibit space
  • World War I walk-through diorama
  • Lobby & conference room with custom millwork
  • Offices & full kitchen
  • Site package, including new 4,000 ft main entrance road from Main Street in Hudson
  • Performed on a site with operable military vehicles (more than 70 tanks, automobiles, and aircraft)

This project involves design-build construction of a new 65,000 sf museum to display the United States' largest private collection of vehicles from the country's past military conflicts. 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.
Delivery Method:
Design-Build

Architect:
AHP Architects, Lowell, MA
Award Winner:
ABC National:
Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award
Award Winner:
ABC MA Chapter:
Excellence in Construction Eagle Award
Award Winner:
- ENR Regional Best Project Merit Award