Harpswell Apartments

The Harpswell Apartments consists of three 44-bed residence halls located at 80 Harpswell Road, to the east of Watson Arena.

The new buildings deliver the kind of independent living experience that upperclass students desire. Each apartment features all single bedrooms, a full kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas.

Each structure is three stories high and roughly 17,700 square feet surrounding a landscaped center courtyard area. The building envelopes were designed to meet Passive House standards with thick (“super”) insulation, triple-pane windows, and efficient air-exchange systems, leading to a 50 percent reduction in their energy use as compared to traditional construction methods.

All 21 apartments are fully accessible with elevator access to the first and second floors. Each of the three buildings have a 2-story common area for student programming and informal gatherings. Laundry facilities are located on the second floor of each building as well.


Lavalee Brensinger - Boston, MA

Wright-Ryan Construction - Portland, ME

Awards: 2021 - AIA New Hampshire Excellence in Architecture Honor Award