The Brunswick Sewer District offices had been occupying a renovated manufacturing facility for nearly twenty years that lacked proper insulation and ventilation, had a roof structure that sagged under snow loads, and wasn’t properly laid out for their current needs, among other issues. Harriman performed an analysis of their existing facility and provided recommendations for improvements. Harriman teamed with construction manager Ouellet Associates for the eventual solution of a newly constructed building on the original slab.
The new 3,900 square foot building uses natural materials in a traditional form with contemporary elements that reflect coastal Maine. The building allows plentiful daylight to all spaces and incorporates sustainable features such as a super-insulated shell and highly efficient mechanical system. A gracefully curved central hub reception desk greets visitors and a warm palette of colors and materials creates an inviting interior.
Photography by Joseph St. Pierre