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Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse 

Historic buildings are important cultural assets that should be preserved and maintained as a link with the past. However, the very features that make historic buildings special are the same features that often pose problems for their use in the present. Harriman is expert at delivering designs that allow historic buildings to fit today’s needs without threatening or destroying their distinguishing features. We have a great deal of experience with historic preservation at the local, state, and national levels. We use innovative and historically accurate techniques to restore key architectural features and we design building systems to meet modern day standards while being as unobtrusive as possible.

The Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Team

Steven G. Cecil, AIA, ASLA

Principal

Judy L. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Mark D. Lee, AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Kennebunk High School

Kennebunk High School

Harriman renovated the historic 1939 Kennebunk High School building and then added 121,000 sq. ft. of additional high performance learning … Read More

Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley

Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley

 

Harriman’s historic preservation project at the Charles E. Moody School Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley transformed … Read More

Colby College Miller Library Renovation

Colby College Miller Library Renovation

The Miller Library at Colby College is the centerpiece of the campus and the heart of the academic environment. Accommodating … Read More

Androscoggin County Courthouse

Androscoggin County Courthouse

The Historic Androscoggin County Courthouse, in Auburn Maine, built in 1857, has served as a center for justice and government … Read More

Auburn Hall

Auburn Hall

This addition and renovations has brought municipal offices back to the historic Auburn Hall, which had served as the civic… Read More
Bates College Carnegie

Bates College Carnegie

An addition and renovation to this 1913 building transformed it into a modern, up-to-date complex for physics, biology, and geology,… Read More
Bowdoin College 52 Harpswell Road Residence Hall

Bowdoin College 52 Harpswell Road Residence Hall

Bowdoin College purchased the two-story residence formerly known as the Stevens Retirement Home to be renovated to accommodate 35 students … Read More

Maine Maritime Academy Dismukes Hall Renovations

Maine Maritime Academy Dismukes Hall Renovations

Historic Dismukes Hall is the oldest and most relished building at the Maine Maritime Academy located in picturesque Castine, Maine.… Read More
Bowdoin College Seth Adams Hall

Bowdoin College Seth Adams Hall

Adams Hall, built in 1861, was originally designed to house science laboratories and the state’s first medical college. To accommodate … Read More

Lewiston City Hall

Lewiston City Hall

Renovations not only returned this turn-of-the-century public building to its original splendor after years of insensitive remodeling, but also made … Read More

Dingley Building

Dingley Building

Century-old drawings by Harriman’s founder guided the historically accurate renovation of the exterior of this three-story building, listed on the … Read More

TD Bank Bates Mill Complex Renovations

TD Bank Bates Mill Complex Renovations

As TD Banknorth has grown, the continual need for office space has resulted in three separate expansions in the historic … Read More

Old Salem Jail

Old Salem Jail

Harriman assisted the Salem Redevelopment Authority in advancing the redevelopment of the historic and abandoned jail complex in the downtown. … Read More

Harriman Office Renovations

Harriman Office Renovations

The program for Harriman’s Portland office location required utilization of the building’s lower level to meet space requirements. A large… Read More