Kennebunk High School

This comprehensive renovation and expansion encompassed work in an historic 1939 school building, a 1980 building addition, as well as new expansion space. The project included renovation of the existing competition gymnasium, new support spaces and a 25-yard seven lane competition swimming pool with balcony seating and locker room facilities. The addition of state of the art infrastructure, new science labs, STEM and technology labs, a new second gym, cafeteria, administrative offices, and library/learning commons have helped RSU21 maintain its high standard of excellence.

The two-story classroom wing wraps around a courtyard to provide a clear circulation loop. The school incorporates many sustainable design features such as radiant slabs, daylight harvesting, solar thermal and vertical displacement diffusers. The plan provides a high level of security and flexibility for after-hours community use of the facility. 

Project Overview




Renovation – 100,000 Square Feet
Addition – 100,000 Square Feet

Project Type

Addition + Renovation

Key Contacts

Mark D. Lee, AIA, LEED AP
Lisa D. Sawin, AIA, LEED AP

Comprehensive site improvements

This new complex has a full complement of competition quality playfields featuring an 8-lane broken back track with grandstands and a turf infield. The fields are linked with a network of metered cross country trails. Parking is conveniently clustered amongst the various fields and adjacent to the high school.

Working closely with the school district administrative, athletic personnel, and other local stakeholder groups, Harriman also developed several options to relocate and reconstruct drives, parking and athletic fields to improve vehicular traffic, pedestrian circulation, parking and stormwater management. Harriman worked closely with Town engineering and planning staff to evaluate optimum driveway, parking, and stormwater designs that benefited neighboring homes; and provided all documentation for State DEP and Town Site Plan Review permits.

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