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Current Capital Projects

216 Maine Street


The new building at 216 Maine Street is planned to house administrative offices, including the Controller and Human Resources departments. These departments will be relocated from their temporary locations near the campus at Maine Street Station. The new three story structure will be wood-framed and constructed with Federalist massing and detailing to harmonize with the existing Maine Street context and is designed to become LEED-certified. Demolition of the existing structure was completed in early May. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to be completed in December 2014.

Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. - Cambridge, MA

General Contractor: Warren Construction Group, LLC - Freeport, ME

Coles Tower Renovations


Coincident with the 50th anniversary of this building, Coles Tower (formerly known as the Senior Center) will be vacated during the summer of 2014 to allow for upgrades of the infrastructure and student rooms as well as façade restoration. Work will include window repairs; replacement of aging heating, plumbing and electrical systems; conversion to digital temperature controls; upgrade of the fire alarm system; a new secondary means of egress from the first-floor lobby; elevator improvements; and energy-efficient lighting. During the course of this summer and the next three summers, work will also include improvements to student spaces, including bathroom renovations, interior painting, floor refinishing, window treatments and new furniture.

Consultants: Harriman Associates - Auburn, ME and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. - Waltham, MA

General Contractor:  Consigli Construction Company - Portland, ME

52 Harpswell Road


This property, formerly known as the Stevens Home, will undergo renovations to accommodate up to 35 students in 20 sleeping rooms. While much of the original structure will remain, planned improvements include significant upgrades to shared spaces such as the kitchen, bathrooms, common lounge and study spaces. The project is designed to become Bowdoin’s first LEED-certified renovation project. Along with the enhancements planned for students and sustainable building systems, the renovations will address life-safety code requirements and major building systems, including heating, ventilation, power, lighting and communications infrastructure. Work is scheduled to begin in March and to be complete by the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year.

Architect: Harriman Associates - Auburn, ME

General Contractor: Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. - Portland, ME

North Campus Drive & Hyde Plaza Renovations


This project addresses pedestrian safety concerns at North Campus Drive by providing a new sidewalk along the east side, adding traffic calming features, planted peninsulas and aligned granite paver crosswalks. New ADA-compliant parking spaces will be provided. Nine parking spaces will be removed, with a corresponding nine new spaces added to the nearby Dayton lot. The Hyde Plaza improvements will include landscape enhancements at the Polar Bear statue area, additional granite pavers and benches, a reduction in the size of paved areas, as well as additional plantings consistent with the established landscape design theme.

Architect: Stephen Stimson Associates - Cambridge, MA