Project Category: Institutional

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 »

Casco Bay Ferry Terminal

  The new addition and reconfigured plaza have transformed the ferry terminal into an open, joyful public space on Portland’s waterfront. By moving the waiting room to the south end of the terminal, overlooking the harbor and Gates 4 and 5, the new addition has connected the riders directly to the beauty and allure of… 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 »

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

  SSA in collaboration with Maclay Architects designed Maine’s first Net-Zero, LEED Platinum institutional building, the Bosarge Family Education Center at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The Center has flexible classroom and meeting spaces, exhibit spaces, lobby, and outdoor terraces that provide strong connections to the surrounding gardens through transparency, view, and multiple points of… Read more »

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church

  The design of the St. Nicholas Episcopal Church developed from the close collaboration between a non-traditional church community and Scott Simons Architects. The church combines traditional and non-traditional elements that complement this unique congregation. The traditional church features of a steeple and clerestory are present but not in the usual format. The curved wooden trusses suggest the… Read more »

Knox County Courthouse

  The original Knox County Courthouse is a handsome brick and granite structure built in 1874. It houses the Knox County offices, probate court, and district attorneys offices. It also houses the State of Maine Superior Courtroom, clerks’ offices, and judges chambers. In 1977 a three story, 10,000 SF addition was built, which housed the… 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 »

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

  St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth sits on a three-acre campus that consists of a lovely stone church modeled after S. Illsley Church in England, a Parish Hall, a Rectory, burial grounds, and gardens. After developing a comprehensive campus plan for the buildings and grounds that addressed current and future needs, we designed a… Read more »

Worship Experience

S. Mary’s Episcopal Church | Falmouth, ME First Parish Church | Brunswick,  ME First Parish Congregational Church | Yarmouth, ME All Saints Parish | Brunswick, ME St. Nicholas Church | Scarborough, ME St. Bartholomew’s Church | Yarmouth, ME Topsham Seventh Day Adventist Church | Topsham, ME