FALMOUTH, MA – New England Construction Management firm Dellbrook|JKS has completed work at the Nobska Lighthouse alongside Friends of Nobska Light (FONL) and Catalyst Architecture/Interiors.
The project was a two-phase restoration of the lightkeeper’s house to bring the structure into code compliance and a renovation of the existing space into a new visitor center and museum.
“Renovation and restoration of a property like this is much different than a new ground-up building. As we worked our way through the buildings, we learned more about the history, condition, and building practices used over the last century throughout the structure,” said Dellbrook | JKS Project Manager Rob Philip. “As we exposed the existing bones of the buildings during demolition we were able to see how the structures had changed throughout their lives.”
Phase one included façade renovations and building envelope improvements to the existing two-story wood framed building on rubble foundations. The work included hazardous materials abatement, structural framing and augmentation, new exterior windows, siding, trim, and roofing.
The US Coast Guard separately contracted the removal and abatement of select hazardous materials around the exterior of the grounds.
Phase two work consisted of an interior fit-out with new finishes, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems.
“We were committed to helping FONL maintain the ongoing operations of the lighthouse itself – from ensuring that there were no interruptions in power to the light to hanging the annual Christmas decorations on the lighthouse,” said Philip. The Nobska Lighthouse is very important to the local community and we are proud to have been a part of this project in our own backyard.”