Williams College Art Museum
As Williams College considered several locations for a new museum of art building, it sought the experienced advice of Anser to assess the feasibility of a specific site.
Williams College is a private, residential liberal arts college founded in 1793 in Williamstown, a small town in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts. In addition to serving approximately 2,000 undergraduates, it offers graduate programs in the history of art and development economics.
In 2019, the College considered a potential new building for the museum. As it evaluated several possible locations for the new building, the College reached out to Anser for help assessing whether one would fit their needs.
To assist the College’s decision, Anser developed a comprehensive analysis for the College in 90 days. The report evaluated the suitability of the different site configurations as they related to zoning, site acquisition, enabling and site development, constructability, budgetary considerations, and any fatal flaws related to the program and massing studies or geotechnical and environmental issues.