University of Southern Maine Residence Hall

Gorham, Maine

This new four-story, 296-bed residence hall provides year-round housing options for upper class students, and offers a variety of living options including single-bedroom apartments and double-bedroom suites.
The brick building with vertical metal siding blends the campus’s existing 1950s architectural style with the high-tech modern architecture that is predominant on the north end of the campus.
The building includes state-of-the-art conference rooms enhancing the campus’s meeting facilities and provides housing for individuals attending summer programs and conferences. The lobby is located so that it is visible from the two main entrances as well as the meeting facilities, providing the control features required for security.
Energy-efficient design of the mechanical and electrical systems, day-lighting conscious design, creative use of energy management and monitoring systems, sun control devices, and the use of building materials with recycled content all contribute to a sustainable building that respects the environment.
This project achieved LEED Gold certification.