This planning study provided the urban design structure for the long-term redevelopment of a large triangle of land that is being recovered from its former use as rail yards and an interstate highway interchange. The land and air rights were purchased by Harvard University. The development area lies at the boundary of Boston and Cambridge … Read More
Harriman designed a new community center to serve as a beacon of public engagement for the City of Presque Isle. The project goals included designing a contextually appropriate arrangement of buildings to meet the City’s various programming requirements. The project site, a partially remediated brownfield site adjacent to protected shore land presented additional challenges.
The … Read More
The Downtown Auburn Transportation Center is a centrally located 1,440 square foot bus station in Auburn, Maine. The bus station serves as a local transportation hub for the Cities of Auburn and Lewiston. The building, located in the downtown district of Auburn, is able to serve passengers who arrive on foot or by bike or … Read More
Harriman provided design services for the renovations of the ground floor common areas of Babcock Hall. Individual small lounge and kitchen spaces were located on each upper residential floor, while the ground level provided larger study, game, and lounge spaces for the entire dormitory. The design unified those areas on the ground level; combining the … Read More
For the last 10 years enrollment at Central Maine Community College increased by 80% without any increase in instructional facilities. To address the growing needs, Harriman was commissioned to design a new building that could house science labs, classrooms, and new technologies to expand existing high demand degree programs and add new ones.
This new, … Read More
New Hampshire Hospital in Concord is the State of New Hampshire’s Acute Psychiatric Services Hospital. Harriman was contracted to renovate the existing admissions unit to create a new Inpatient Stabilization Unit.
The new unit provides a secure and confidential admitting unit with two examination rooms. Patients are then either directly admitted to an existing unit … Read More
Harriman was the urban planners on a team that worked with the New Bedford Economic Development Council to develop a Master Plan and Urban Renewal Plan for New Bedford’s working waterfront. The emphasis of the project was to integrate new business opportunities from the emerging offshore wind industry with New Bedford’s commercial fishing, cargo, and … Read More
The Miller Library at Colby College is the centerpiece of the campus and the heart of the academic environment. Accommodating changes in library use as well as a desire to upgrade systems and restore significant historic features of the venerable building were priorities as Colby embarked on this major 72,000 square foot, 4-story renovation.
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The new school was designed to serve students from Pre-K through grade 6 and features an interior design theme based on the Dr. Seuss book Oh, the Places You’ll Go. Each grade consists of a cluster of classrooms to encourage team teaching. Small group or team rooms are provided for each grade to allow for … Read More
Harriman developed circulation, access, and landscape improvements as part of the design team responsible for the restoration of the historic Longfellow Bridge between Cambridge and Boston. Working with Jacobs Engineering, the firm addressed two key initiatives as part of the restoration project. First, reestablishing a functional and aesthetically pleasing pedestrian environment on the Longfellow Bridge. … Read More
Facing increasing development pressures, the Town of Westport wanted to protect the historic core of its downtown from changes that could negatively affect the image and physical character of the area. The Town hired Harriman to accomplish two project goals: recommend zoning regulations to establish a Village District under Connecticut laws and draft the supporting … Read More
Harriman is leading a team to assist the Lawrence Redevelopment Authority (LRA) with the preparation of an urban renewal plan for the historic downtown and mill area. The plan identifies specific strategies and actions to advance the City’s overall goals of economic development, job creation, improved quality of life, including walkable connections between the downtown … Read More
Harriman led a multidisciplinary team to develop a transit oriented development plan and public engagement program to plan for future development surrounding a proposed high-platform railroad station in Windsor Center. The project included analyzing the market for existing and new development and coordinating train station development and operation with existing and proposed development and other … Read More
Tiverton is a coastal community with a rural New England heritage and character. Its General Commercial (GC) zoning encompasses miles of local roads, but does not reinforce local values. To rectify this, the Town decided to implement a Form-Based Code, and chose Harriman to lead a team to advance the plan and regulations.
Beginning with … Read More
The City of Claremont is an historic New England community composed of a compact center and is surrounded by traditional neighborhoods. Harriman was engaged to draft new zoning to implement the City’s vision to enhance the mixed-use characteristics of the districts, enhance its walkability and livability, and attract new investment. The City has a highly … Read More
The Tewksbury Town Center Master Plan project included careful analysis of current conditions and future opportunities and constraints. A compelling vision was created that organizes the Town Center elements and lead to a coordinated plan for future public and private reinvestment. Public participation played an important role in this project. Individual stakeholder meetings were conducted, … Read More
Harriman helped the Town of Medway prepare illustrated guidelines for design review that reinforce the rural New England Village character of the Town. These guidelines identified appropriate design for both commercial and residential zoning districts and addressed site improvements, architectural design, and signage. The Town has an existing Design Review Committee (DRC) and design review … Read More
Harriman completed an urban design and zoning evaluation for portions of the Route 20 corridor within Sudbury, Massachusetts. The intent of the project was to study the existing zoning regulations, land use, and urban design along the corridor in order to assist the town in determining what planning mechanisms would best help them achieve their … Read More