Located on the southeast corner of Bowdoin College’s campus are two new, handsome mass timber buildings by the Boston firm HGA. Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies both opened their doors this semester, marking the first commercially scaled mass timber buildings in Maine—a state known for its abundant forests.
Cumulatively, the new buildings add 46,000-square-feet of new teaching, research, and museum space to Bowdoin College’s historic campus in Brunswick, Maine. The buildings replaced an existing parking lot on campus. They both share a consistent timber expression on the interior, but differentiate themselves in their exterior presences vis-a-vis coloring.
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