Current Capital Projects

Roux Center for the Environment

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The new Roux Center for the Environment will support faculty and students across the environmental disciplines at Bowdoin College. Its design is intended to facilitate a new way of teaching, learning and scholarship and will leverage the interdisciplinary pedagogy already common among the academic departments envisioned as users of the facility. As a center of environmental education, the facility will also serve as a teaching lab of sustainable and innovative building technologies.

The building is a new three-story 29,167 sf academic building located at the corner of Harpswell Road and College Street. The structure will consist of classrooms, teaching labs, research labs, faculty offices, conference rooms, common spaces/corridors, ancillary storage spaces as well as other miscellaneous support spaces are also included in the program. The project is designed to meet Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U. S. Green Building Council.

Construction began in June of 2017 and the center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

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

General Contractor: Warren Construction Group, Inc. - Freeport, ME

Whittier Field Improvements, Phase I

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This renovation project includes plans for 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.

It also includes a restoration of the original footprint of Hubbard Grandstand through the removal of bleachers that were added over the years to the perimeter of the structure. More about the renovation project in Bowdoin News. Completion is scheduled for September of 2017 in time for the first home football game of the season.

Architect: CHA Design/Construction Solutions – Concord, Massachusetts

General Contractor: Clark Companies – Delhi, New York

Boiler #3 Replacement


The replacement of “Boiler #3” in the heating plant was completed in January 2017. The project scope involved replacing the existing 1973 40,000 pounds per hour (PPH) boiler with a new 60,000 PPH “O”-style, dual fuel boiler with an economizer designed for an increased operating pressure of 250 pounds per square inch gauge (PSIG). The project also included replacing the existing deaerator and relocating the new deaerator to improve overall plant safety. A new continuous blowdown heat recovery system also improves plant energy efficiency. A new emergency diesel 480 volt (V) generator with a capacity of 200 kilowatts (kW) was also part of the project. Three existing 20,000 gallon underground fuel oil storage tanks will be replaced with two new 20,000 gallon tanks during the summer of 2017.

Architect: RMF Engineering - Baltimore, Maryland

General Contractor: Landry/French Construction Company - Scarborough, Maine

Underground Storage Tank Contractor: Gaftek, LLC - Bangor, Maine