Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fort Wetherill Aquatic Resource Center
Jamestown, Rhode Island
RGB saw this restoration of three existing former military buildings at Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown from planning and design through construction. Dubbed the Aquatic Resource Center, the restored facilities accommodated the consolidation of the Marine Fisheries Section of RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, RGB created a detailed restoration plan which maximized the existing building space and destroyed neither the historical, cultural, or military significance of the site nor the exterior and interior features of the buildings.
The $4.2 million project was completed in 2002 and includes a wet lab capable of circulating 200 gallons of seawater per minute, office space, research laboratories, improved public access to the waterfront, and a foot trail connecting the parcel to the park.
RGB has continued to serve RIDEM on various projects, and designed additional work at Fort Wetherill in 2013.