MGAC provided project and cost management services for the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center, a state-of-the-art 400-seat auditorium with breakout rooms located adjacent to the Naval Institute’s headquarters on the Naval Academy Yard.
The project consisted of a 9,000 SF new construction expansion as well as a 44,000 SF renovation of the existing four-story historic Beach Hall building, formerly a hospital that was converted to an office building roughly 25 yers ago. In addition to an auditorium and 5 breakout rooms, the new center features a rooftop terrace, catering facilities, high-tech AV control room, and storage. Renovations of existing spaces included new restrooms, offices, reception area, production studio, and archive spaces. New and upgraded MEP and fire systems tie both the renovation and new addition together seamlessly.
One of the strengths of the United States Naval Institute is its ability to bring together military and civilian leaders, historians, policymakers, informed citizens, and those who stand watch to illuminate important issues, regardless of official sanction. This new center does just that – creates deeper connections and continue the success of mission-driven educational programs. Named after Jack Taylor, World War II fighter pilot and later founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the new Conference Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including integrated television production capabilities for live streaming, broadcast, and webcast. The conference center is able to accommodate classified meetings and is LEED Silver certified.