Project Category: Educational

Waynflete Lower School

The new 30,000 SF Waynflete Lower School building replaces an outdated white brick addition built in 1968. Undersized and overused, the former school building was a confusing, multi-level conglomeration of several buildings and additions that tended to separate and isolate the school’s four learning age groups. The new building is designed to integrate the four… Read more »

Bigelow Laboratory: Graham Shimmield Residence Hall

  Located on a steep hillside above the Damariscotta River in mid-coast Maine, the Shimmield Residence Hall supports the ocean science laboratory’s educational mission by providing living facilities for college students and visiting scientists. The hall features 32 student beds arranged in quads, three studio apartments and one two-bedroom apartment for visiting scientists. The building fosters… Read more »

Unity College – Portland

Where many people see an unassuming drab brick building in a corner of Portland, Maine’s historic waterfront, Unity College sees an unprecedented opportunity for a physical manifestation our sustainability mission. This Center for Urban Ecology will demonstrate that in an inclusive transition to a sustainable future, how we choose to make change matters as much… Read more »

All Saints Multi-Purpose Facility

  St. John’s School in Brunswick had used the basement of St. John the Baptist’s church as their dining hall and indoor recreation space for many years. Changes to the local building code, and increases in the use of the space resulting from the consolidation of seven parishes to form All Saints Parish, required that… Read more »

Brattleboro Music Center

The heart of chamber music is still beating, as is evidenced by the joy and excitement that is experienced by all who study and perform at the Brattleboro Music Center. Formerly housed in an old convent, using cells as practice rooms, the school lacked acoustical privacy and adequate recital space, impacting performance and creating obstacles… Read more »

Waynflete School Arts Center

The Waynflete School Arts Center project involved the complete re-thinking of the center section of the School’s campus. Existing buildings had to be renovated, existing uses changed, and new buildings added to provide the spaces required for a complete arts teaching facility. The project required extensive research and work with the Building Committee and staff… Read more »

Tilton School: Academic Building

  Having spent several years strengthening their curriculum and faculty, Tilton School wanted a building that represented the many positive internal changes. SSA designed a new multi-purpose academic building that organized the school’s program requirements to closely align with its academic mission. The program included three new science laboratories and prep rooms, a 114-seat seminar room, a… Read more »

Lisbon High School Gymnasium

The Lisbon School Department had been using a defunct multipurpose room as their gymnasium and auditorium for years. After years of debate, the Lisbon community passed a referendum for a bond to fund the construction of a new facility. SSA designed the new 17,830 SF gymnasium and renovated portions of the existing building to provide… Read more »

Gould Academy Hanscom Hall Library and IDEAS Center

  SSA has worked with Gould Academy since 2007 on various projects, including a campus Master Plan. More recently, we have been working with them to design modern teaching and learning spaces that provide opportunities for interactions outside the classroom in small, casual unstructured gathering spaces. The first area to be renovated was the Sanborn Family… Read more »

Brewster Academy- Anderson Hall Performing Arts Center

  Brewster Academy was using a converted church building for choral performances and an old gymnasium for theatrical performances.  SSA designed a renovation of the former church to create a new Performing Arts Center that provides a performance space with excellent acoustics and the tools for learning all aspects of performing arts from acting to… Read more »