Harriman Earns AIA Maine Recognition


Good Will-Hinckley Moody School renovation and addition / Blind Dog Photo Associates

Portland, ME – Harriman, an architecture and engineering firm, announced that the Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Maine) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has recognized the firm with a special citation for historic adaption for its work on the Good Will-Hinckley Moody School renovation and addition.

The Moody School is a contributing structure to the “Hinckley Good Will Home Historic District,” designated a National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Starting in 2012, Harriman was contracted to assess and design renovations for the original 16,150sf, 12-classroom school, and a 7,200sf addition to create five new classrooms to house the MeANS Charter School. The design approach is respectful of the historic building, retaining much of the original character-defining features, while developing highly energy-efficient alterations and classroom additions.

Project team members include Landry/French Construction Company of Scarborough, Lowell Specifications of Freeport, Conestco of Raymond, GO Logic of Belfast, Building Envelope Specialists of South Portland, and Nova Consulting Group of Portland.

The building is designed to an energy usage level approximately 30% less than a conventional building. This is achieved through the use of energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems. The building’s exterior incorporates insulation values in excess of code requirements. In addition, 267 photovoltaic panels were installed on the building and are expected to deliver approximately 90,000 kWh of power.

The school will use approximately 77,000 kWh annually, leaving a net positive of 13,000 kWh of clean, renewable power. This will offset the energy needs of adjacent greenhouses and other facilities on campus.