University of Southern Maine – McGoldrick Center & Portland Commons Residence Hall

Portland, Maine
Client: Capstone Development Partners, University of Southern Maine

Project Description

  • The McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success at the University of Southern Maine has created a vibrant new heart for the Portland campus.
  • LEED-NC Gold-certified with a hybrid steel and mass timber structural system, the McGoldrick Center includes space for dining, a university store, veterans and career services, student organizations, and a diversity center.
  • As the first-ever student housing on the Portland campus, the Passive House-Certified Portland Commons Residence Hall adds 580 beds for undergraduates in their upper-class years and graduate students. The two wings of the building embrace a central courtyard, with common areas on the ground floor that spill out onto the street, providing visual interest and activity along a bustling entry point to campus.

Photography by Trent Bell