Current Capital Projects

254 Maine Street - Ashby House (circa 1845-1855)


In late February 2015 renovation work began on the existing wood framed house that will become the Office of Student Aid. The renovation will include a new enclosed stairway and removal of the existing exterior fire escape. A new ADA compliant entrance and restroom will be provided in a space that was formally an art studio. Exterior envelope improvements will include spray foam insulation, windows and siding. The building will be protected by new sprinkler and fire alarm systems. A completely new electrical service will be installed and the office spaces will have new high efficiency LED lighting controlled by occupancy sensing. An August 2015 occupancy is planned. 

Architect: Reed & Co. Architecture - Portland, Maine

General Contractor: Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc. – Portland, Maine

63 Federal Street - Harriet Beecher Stowe House (1806)


Planned renovations of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 63 Federal Street include a rehabilitation of the building’s exterior and landscaping as well as renovation of the interior for college office use. One room in the house will provide information about Harriet Beecher Stowe and display memorabilia. The Stowe House will once again be physically separated from the former restaurant/barn addition. The restaurant/barn structure will also be separated from the existing student residence hall and will continue to be used as an ancillary college storage space. All regulatory approvals regarding the renovation of this historic structure were completed in the Spring of 2015. Construction is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2015.

Architect: Barba + Wheelock - Portland, Maine

General Contractor: Warren Construction Group, LLC – Freeport, Maine

Coles Tower Renovations - Phase II


Floors #5 - #8 of Coles Tower (formerly known as the Senior Center) will once again be vacated during the summer of 2015 to allow for much needed upgrades of student rooms. Scope includes improvements to student spaces, bathroom renovations, interior painting, floor refinishing, energy-efficient lighting, window treatments, new furniture and digital temperature controls. During the next two summers, work will continue improvements to student spaces on the upper floors and also include conversion of the second floor to student living space.

Consultants: WBRC Architects & Engineers – Bangor, Maine and Harriman Associates - Auburn, Maine

General Contractor: Consigli Construction Company - Portland, Maine