Project Category: Planning

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 »

The Hill School: Master Plan

  With the hiring of a new head of school in 2012, The Hill School (founded in 1851) wanted to develop a vision for its campus over the next ten to fifteen years that would allow it to remain competitive with other boarding schools. We conducted extensive programming interviews with faculty and staff, and studied… Read more »

North Yarmouth Academy: Mertz Science Center

SSA collaborated with Benchmark General Contractors on a two-phase project for North Yarmouth Academy that includes a new middle school, a 15,000 sq.ft. science center and substantial site development work. The Priscilla B. Savage Middle School was conceived to meet the needs of an expanded academic program and replace small, outdated facilities. The competition winning… Read more »

Lincoln Academy: Master Plan

Lincoln Academy wanted to update their Master Plan to incorporate recent projects and to plan for a new Performing Arts Center. After conducting programming interviews, SSA met with the building committee every two weeks over five months to review potential site improvements, building renovations and additions, and new construction. We studied connectivity, traffic patterns, academic… Read more »

Breakwater School

Our work for the Breakwater School began with a Campus Master Plan, that helped outline a series of projects that would be taken on over the years to bolster and improve on the student and faculty experience at the school. Phase one included the initial site reorganization, as well as a small addition and renovation… Read more »

Portland Museum of Art: Master Plan

It has been over 30 years since the Charles Shipman Payson Wing of the Portland Museum of Art opened. Membership has grown, staff has increased, art storage rooms are full, and larger event space is needed, among other facility needs. Scott Simons Architects was asked to develop a Master Plan that would create a roadmap for… 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 »

Planning Experience

Bayside Master Plan | Portland, ME Belfast Waterfront Master Plan | Belfast, ME Boothbay Region Land Trust Feasibility Study | Boothbay, ME Breakwater School Master Plan | Portland, ME Cape Elizabeth Facilities Study | Cape Elizabeth, ME Cary Memorial Library Feasibility Study | Wayne, ME Casco Bay Ferry Terminal Master Plan |  Portland, ME Central Maine Community College… Read more »