Maine’s first net positive school building
Historic architecture and sustainable design innovation converge to preserve and renew a campus treasure. The design for the new Maine Academy of Natural Sciences honors the circa 1905 structure, retaining much of the original character, while achieving “net positive” energy efficiency and creating a much-needed classroom addition. This forward-looking project accommodates robust projected enrollment growth while reflecting a deep commitment to environmental stewardship.
During the feasibility phase, Harriman assisted trustees in reaching a decision to reuse the underutilized campus asset rather than construct a new building to house the newly chartered Maine Academy of Natural Science (MeANS).