We are proud to announce that we have been selected by the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) and the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) to provide architectural services for an expansion and renovation of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab).
Built in 1998, this facility collects and conserves culturally historic objects recovered from land-based and underwater projects conducted by State and Federal agencies throughout Maryland and serves as the designated repository for the state. After over 20 years of collections intake from excavations, the MAC Lab is looking to expand their collections storage capacity to provide for continued research. To aid in this effort, the renovation will include upgrades to facilitate the movement of artifacts throughout the lab and a mechanical system upgrade to better support the preservation of the collection. The expansion of the collection storage wing will complement the historical and agricultural nature of the JPPM site, supporting the existing character of the rest of the campus.
We “dig” the expansion effort supported by JPPM and the State of Maryland—we can’t wait to examine the “bones” of the structure and explore design options that will enhance the MAC Lab’s continued research!