ABS Information Commons, MA Maritime Academy
Main Reading Room. Photo by William Vogt.
American Bureau of Shipping
Information Commons
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
The ABS Information Commons is a 43,000 GSF library and academic resource center located on the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The program includes study spaces, maritime artifact displays, open and compact shelving, 50-seat lecture hall, offices, seminar rooms, and a ship bridge simulator.

LEED Certification: Platinum pending
Boston Society of Architects 2014 Honor Award for Design Excellence

Architect of Record: Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects
Principal-in-Charge: Ned A. Collier, AIA, LEED AP (now Principal, Education Studio with ICON Architecture, Inc.)
Landscape Architect: CRJA
Construction Manager: WT Rich
Owner: Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management
Photography Credits: noted with images
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay at the Cape Cod Canal. Photo courtesy of MMA.
View from Training Ship. Photo by William Vogt.
View from ABS Information Commons plaza to residence halls.
Library from Stack Mezzanine
50-seat lecture tiered lecture hall. Photo by Rick Mandelkorn.
Luminous Map Wall at Main Stair
Luminous Map from Exterior
Ship Bridge Simulator, photo courtesy of Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Ship Bridge Simulator seen from outside of bridge, photo courtesy of MMA
First Floor Plan (First Deck) - Library and Lecture Hall
Mezzanine Plan - Book Shelves, Meeting Rooms, and Reading Mezzanine
Second Floor Plan (Second Deck) - Academic Resource Center and Ship Bridge Simulator
ABS Information Commons, MA Maritime Academy

ABS Information Commons, MA Maritime Academy

Library and Academic Resource Center

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