Team members of the non-profit research organization Ocean Alliance are accustomed to working in the most challenging open water environments – making the best of whatever Mother Nature dishes up. When the organization made plans to transform the iconic Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory in Gloucester, MA into its new headquarters, seaside elements were once again cause for careful consideration.
CEO Iain Kerr also needed to preserve the history and aesthetics of a structure that held great meaning for the old New England town’s residents. We spoke with Iain and builder Geoffrey Richon about the renovation process – and the key decisions that needed to be made along the way.
Iain Kerr is Vice President and CEO of Ocean Alliance, an organization dedicated to research and conservation of whales and the ocean. Learn more about Ocean Alliance on their website www.oceanalliance.org.