On the Boards

Waynflete Lower School

Armed with shovels, hardhats, and songs for the occasion, the Waynflete community broke ground on their new Lower School on Friday May 19th. The new building will nearly double their existing square footage, and provide a more accessible learning environment and essential spaces needed to engage students in hands-on exploration. The project has been designed to Passive House standards and is a mix of both new construction and renovation of Founders Hall.
We look forward to sharing construction progress as the design vision becomes reality! Thank you to Waynflete and Wright-Ryan Construction for sharing images from the day.


Brattleboro Music Center

BMC rendering

Construction is well underway for the Brattleboro Music Center’s new home- the school will be completed in mid-June, and the Auditorium is not far behind, wrapping up at the end of the summer. The school will have larger, acoustically improved practice rooms and a 70-seat recital hall that will serve the school and small choral groups. The renovation and addition will give the Brattleboro Music Center an excellent teaching center for students and faculty as well as a small performance space for the school and community. The Auditorium will provide the BMC with an acoustically excellent performance space that will be an exciting destination for performers, a practice and performance space for a number of BMC’s affiliated programs – and a wonderful resource for the entire musical and artistic community. Below is an interior rendering of the auditorium space taken from the mezzanine level.bmc-auditorium

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company- Under Construction…completion set for early June.

patrons rendering

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company is wrapping up construction for completion in June. This brand new office building is located off Rand Road in Portland’s Technology Park. It will be the first project in the state to utilize Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) technology. We are fortunate to work with a forward thinking group who truly values their employees and puts deliberate thought into their work environment. The construction manager for the project is Zachau Construction.

 

Recently Completed- Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences,

Graham Shimmield Residence Hall

The office gathered on Friday, May 12th under auspicious skies for the Dedication of the Graham Shimmield Residence Hall at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. The 15,300 SF residence hall has 32 student beds, arranged in quads, 3 studio apartments and one 2-bedroom apartment for visiting scientists. In addition to the dorm rooms, students and scientists have a large community kitchen and dining room, lounge space, a recreation and conference room, fitness space, and large outdoor terrace.

Passive house design was the basis of design for building performance- the building boasts an R-Value of 43 in the wall assembly, and 61 for the roof. The 85 kW solar array on campus offsets the electrical operating costs, making this a net-positive building. All that, and the breathtaking view from the dorm rooms!

Thank you to our great team of collaborators, Consigli Construction, Becker Structural Engineers, Woodard and CurranMichael Boucher Landscape Architecture, Allied Engineering, Lowell Specifications, Steve Malcolm of Knickerbocker Group, and of course the amazing team at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.


On the Boards

Waynflete Lower School

Armed with shovels, hardhats, and songs for the occasion, the Waynflete community broke ground on their new Lower School on Friday May 19th. The new building will nearly double their existing square footage, and provide a more accessible learning environment and essential spaces needed to engage students in hands-on exploration. The project has been designed to Passive House standards and is a mix of both new construction and renovation of Founders Hall.
We look forward to sharing construction progress as the design vision becomes reality! Thank you to Waynflete and Wright-Ryan Construction for sharing images from the day.


Brattleboro Music Center

BMC rendering

Construction is well underway for the Brattleboro Music Center’s new home- the school will be completed in mid-June, and the Auditorium is not far behind, wrapping up at the end of the summer. The school will have larger, acoustically improved practice rooms and a 70-seat recital hall that will serve the school and small choral groups. The renovation and addition will give the Brattleboro Music Center an excellent teaching center for students and faculty as well as a small performance space for the school and community. The Auditorium will provide the BMC with an acoustically excellent performance space that will be an exciting destination for performers, a practice and performance space for a number of BMC’s affiliated programs – and a wonderful resource for the entire musical and artistic community. Below is an interior rendering of the auditorium space taken from the mezzanine level.bmc-auditorium

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company- Under Construction…completion set for early June.

patrons rendering

Patrons Oxford Insurance Company is wrapping up construction for completion in June. This brand new office building is located off Rand Road in Portland’s Technology Park. It will be the first project in the state to utilize Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) technology. We are fortunate to work with a forward thinking group who truly values their employees and puts deliberate thought into their work environment. The construction manager for the project is Zachau Construction.

 

Recently Completed- Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences,

Graham Shimmield Residence Hall

The office gathered on Friday, May 12th under auspicious skies for the Dedication of the Graham Shimmield Residence Hall at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. The 15,300 SF residence hall has 32 student beds, arranged in quads, 3 studio apartments and one 2-bedroom apartment for visiting scientists. In addition to the dorm rooms, students and scientists have a large community kitchen and dining room, lounge space, a recreation and conference room, fitness space, and large outdoor terrace.

Passive house design was the basis of design for building performance- the building boasts an R-Value of 43 in the wall assembly, and 61 for the roof. The 85 kW solar array on campus offsets the electrical operating costs, making this a net-positive building. All that, and the breathtaking view from the dorm rooms!

Thank you to our great team of collaborators, Consigli Construction, Becker Structural Engineers, Woodard and CurranMichael Boucher Landscape Architecture, Allied Engineering, Lowell Specifications, Steve Malcolm of Knickerbocker Group, and of course the amazing team at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.