Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation
With the acquisition of a new property at 4 Whalers Lane, the NHA challenged students at Roger Williams University to envision and design a possible architectural solution incorporating that property into the Whaling Museum campus. The students engaged in a semester-long study under Professor Robert Dermody, in collaboration with the NHA, researching Nantucket history and architecture restrictions, and including a visit to the island documenting and analyzing the museum and site.
The students presented their proposals to eight reviewers including practicing architects, guests from Roger Williams University, and representatives from the NHA including Gosnell Executive Director James Russell.
The students later visited Nantucket to present their final model to interested community members at an open house at the Whaling Museum.