Completed Projects

Learn more about the College's Master Plan and visit the interactive experience (or the accessible text-only version) that highlights the evolution and direction of the Bowdoin College campus from 2018 to 2025 in key areas including academic and administrative office realignment, teaching and learning initiatives, student initiatives, sustainability, renovation and adaptive reuse, and accessibility and inclusion.

Harpswell Apartments

Completed:  2020

This project replaced the Harpswell Street Apartments that were constructed by the College in 1973. 


Schiller Coastal Studies Center

Completed: 2020

The project included constructing a Dry Lab, a Living & Learning building, and residential space. 

park row birdseye

Park Row Apartments

Completed: 2019

The Park Row Apartments consist of four new upperclass residence halls with 88 total beds located east of Chamberlain Hall.

boody johndon

Boody-Johnson House Renovations

Completed: 2019

The first occupants of the newly renovated Boody-Johnson House moved in during August 2019.


Whittier Field Improvements, Phase II

Completed: 2019

Phase II of the Whittier Field project included the construction of a one-story 8,780 square foot support facility that houses locker, training, and equipment rooms and public restrooms. Also included in the scope is the completion of the east end of the bleacher system installed fall 2017. The College broke ground for the new building in June 2018 and it opened in February 2019.


Roux Center for the Environment

Completed: 2018

The Roux Center leverages the interdisciplinary pedagogy already common among the academic departments envisioned as users of the facility. As a center of environmental education, the facility also serves as a teaching lab of sustainable and innovative building technologies.

Whittier Field
Whittier Field Improvements, Phase 1

Completed: 2017

This renovation included replacing the existing grass field with artificial turf and adding lights, seating, and a new press box, along with an expansion of the current six-lane track to the eight lanes required to host championship track meets.

Heating Plant Boiler
Heating Plant Boiler #3 Replacement

Completed: 2017

The replacement of "Boiler #3" in the heating plant was completed in January 2017.

Coles Tower
Coles Tower Restorations

Completed: 2017

This project was done in multiple phases and over a 4 year period and included upgrades of the infrastructure and student rooms as well as restoration of the building's façade.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Harriet Beecher Stowe House Renovation

Completed: 2016

Renovations to the Harriet BeecherStowe House at 63 Federal Street were completed in April 2016.
Ashby Building
Ashby House Renovation

Completed: 2015

The wood framed house at 254 Maine Street was renovated and became the Office of Student Aid.

216 Maine Street
216 Maine Street

Completed: 2015

This building located at 216 Maine Street was renovated and now houses administrative offices, including the Controller, Institutional Research, Analytics & Consulting, and Human Resources departments.

52 Harpswell Road

52 Harpswell Road

Completed: 2014

This property formerly known as the Stevens Home, underwent renovations to accommodate up to 35 students in 20 sleeping rooms.

Sailing Center Boathouse

The Charles M. Leighton Sailing Center and Pier

Completed: 2014

Construction of a new boathouse for the sailing team at the Coastal Studies Center.

Edwards Art Center

The Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance

Completed: 2014

This project was an adaptive re-use of the former Longfellow Elementary School, transforming it into a new center for Visual and Performing Arts.

Boiler Image

Boiler Replacement and Cogeneration Project

Completed: 2011

This heat and power project utilized excess steam energy to generate electricity for campus consumption, offsetting electricity currently purchased from the grid.

Fitness center facade

The Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness

Completed: 2009

The health and fitness center ushered in a new era of wellness at Bowdoin.

Watson Ice Rink

Sidney J. Watson Arena

Completed: 2009

The new 70,520 square foot ice arena is adjacent to Farley Field House and has a seating capacity of 1,900.
Adams Hall

Adams Hall

Completed: 2008

The renovation was designed to respect and preserve the traditional architecture of this landmark building. The outcome of all of this effort is a modern classroom building within a 150-year-old structure.
Art Museum at Night

Bowdoin College Museum of Art (1894)

Completed: 2007

New architectural elements include a new glass and bronze pavilion, a floating steel staircase, and a glass curtain wall that displays the Assyrian reliefs
Outside of residence halls.

The Bricks

Completed: 2007

The renovations to "The Bricks" - Bowdoin's six historic first-year residence halls included new three-room quad configurations, elevators, windows, roofs, and common spaces.
Studzinski Recital Hall

Studzinski Recital Hall (1928)

Completed: 2007

The renovation provided the College with a state-of-the-art Kanbar Auditorium musical performance facility.

The Bookstore Textbook Center

Completed: 2006

The renovations included approximately 3,000 square feet of textbook space, administrative offices, conference room, and stock room
Osher and West Hall

Osher Hall and West Hall

Completed: 2006

Construction of two new first year residence halls at the corner of Coffin Street and South Street.
Chapel against a ble sky

Chapel Towers Rehabilitation (1855)

Completed: 2004

Each tower was dismantled stone by stone and then rebuilt utilizing modern technology in order to last well into the next century.
Kanbar Hall

Kanbar Hall

Completed: 2004

A new 26,000 square feet academic building to house the Psychology Department, Learning Center, Education Department, and the Writing Project.