110 Free Street Office Building

Portland, Maine

MaineHealth, the parent company of Maine Medical Center, purchased 110 Free Street to renovate into its new corporate headquarters, consolidating its offices and six subsidiaries into one location. 110 Free Street, originally built in the 1940s as a Sears & Roebuck department store, is a 90,000-sq.-ft., four-story building that was converted to Class B office use in the 1970s. Harriman was commissioned to renovate the interior of the building to Class A office quality.
Since the dimensions of the building were originally designed for retail occupancy, a major intervention was required to elevate the quality of the interior space. A five-story terraced atrium space in the center of the building will allow natural light and openness throughout the interior of the building.
The ground level incorporates a conference center, fitness center, an employee lounge and support spaces. The top three levels are open office environments with systems furniture, demountable partitions for private offices and raised-access floor for power and data wiring, allowing for easy reconfiguration of the work environment with minimal cost and disruption.
Photography by David Lamb