Project Category: In Process

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 »

Ecology School: Dining Commons: In Process

Established in 1998, The Ecology School is an innovative environment educational program for young people. After leasing space at Ferry Beach for a number of years, the School purchased Riverbend Farm in Saco is a 105-acre organic farm with diverse ecosystems in order to expand the depth and breadth of its programs. Hiring three Portland… Read more »

IF+W Park Masterplan and Nature Store – In Process

We are working with Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on their Wildlife Park to study their existing entry sequence to help improve the visitor experience. Annually, over 130,000 people visit the Wildlife Park in Gray, which is currently open from April to October. The park, which is funded entirely by revenue generated from visitors, has… Read more »

Good Tern Co-op: In Process

Located in Rockland, the Good Tern Co-op and Hole in the Wall Bagels engaged SA to envision a future expansion that united the two under one roof. Balancing the desire to create a highly visible presence on Main Street on this tight site required careful consideration of daily deliveries, parking, traffic flow, and customer experience…. Read more »

Rice Public Library: In Process

Completed in 1888, Rice Public Library is a landmark in the community, offering a welcoming presence and a remarkable range of public programming. The Library is currently split between two buildings on either side of Wentworth Street in downtown Kittery, the original Rice building and the Taylor Building annex that expanded the collection in 1988…. Read more »

Student Center at Tilton School : In Process

The new Student Center at Tilton School in New Hampshire is designed to infill the space between the existing Knowles dormitory, a campus icon, and Beaumont dining hall. It will include a café, lounge space, Design Thinking and Maker Spaces, art gallery, student mailboxes, and the campus store. It will also provide direct access to… Read more »

Camp Schodack Welcome Center: On the Boards

Located in the foothills of the Berkshires, Camp Schodack approached SSA looking for a state-of-the-art welcome center that could become home to their staff offices, mail room and a warm and inviting living room for camp gatherings. The planned 6,000 SF building design was inspired by basket weaving. The gable ends of the porch and… Read more »

Jesup Memorial Library: In Process

  SSA recently completed schematic design for the renovation of this historic library (12,800 SF) on the National Register of Historic Places. The 9,600 SF modern addition will create much needed program space for the library while respecting the library’s original design. The renovation and addition will create a larger children’s area, adult reading areas,… Read more »