Welcome to JMBA+ Architects – located in the heart of the Whaling National Historic Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts. We offer a diverse practice in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, Interior Design, and Space Planning. View Portfolio
We are pleased to announce that the Kennedy Donovan Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 7th for the addition/ total renovation of the New Bedford site. JMBA+ continues to maintain our relationship with KDC and is working to design a new office facility in Foxboro, MA.
Most recently, the restoration of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Historic Stable located in Cambridge, MA was completed. Built in 1906, it sits on the Charles River in the Basin. Recently vacated, the building roof had failed years ago and significant water damage was seen during our study phase. The work repaired the deteriorated wood roof structure, reintroduced the original slate roof, restored the brick façade with 100% repointing and minimal brick replacement. Replicated the original carriage house doors at the garage bays, and repaired severely cracked brick and concrete foundations.
In addition, the renovations at Taunton Housing Authority’s Highland Heights (family developments at Oak Court and Highland Court) is nearing completion in the Contract Document phase. These renovations include modernization of the bathrooms & kitchens, new exterior siding, and site improvements such as parking and driveway areas.
The Fairhaven Fire and Police Department roof replacement is well under way and, bidding began in early October.
The City of New Bedford is moving forward with the restoration of the City Hall. Currently JMBA+ is assisting the City with the restoration of the ornate Facade on the Williams Street entrance, the project was put out to bid and we are awaiting the award.
Another highlight is the restoration of the Seaman’s Bethel, located in the heart of Historic Downtown New Bedford. JMBA+ assisted the New Bedford Port Society with the restoration of the interior in addition to the East and South exterior elevations. We continue to work with the Port Society to restore the Mariner’s Home.
Throughout the season, JMBA+ continued to assist an array of clientele with renovation, historic restoration, modifications, and custom house design. Through thorough analysis, problem solving, and a team approach, JMBA+ continues to complete projects on-time, in budget, and exceeding expectations.