PAAM Is Set to Begin Second Phase of Construction
PROVINCETOWN, MA -- The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) announces to date it has raised $3.7 million for its $5 million capital campaign goal and is scheduled to begin the construction of the second phase of the project this month. The first phase was completed in May 2004. With minimal increase to the existing building's footprint, the capital improvement project, designed by the internationally renowned architecture firm of Machado and Silvetti, will increase the museum's existing 9,233 square feet of gallery and teaching facilities by more than 8,400 square feet. PAAM will remain open to members and the general public throughout the construction phases.
"Our design for PAAM brings together a contemporary design vocabulary in the new building with the traditional features that characterize the local architecture in the renovated Captain's House, which is fitting for an organization with a dual mission of carefully preserving important works and actively encouraging contemporary artists," says Jorge Silvetti, principal of Machado and Silvetti Associates.
The first phase renovated the museum's eastern wing, along with the organization's historic whaling captain's house. …