Bowdoin alumni, faculty and community members from all over the world gathered on campus yesterday for the dedication of the recently constructed Barry Mills Hall.
Barry Mills Hall and the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) are the newest buildings on campus, completing construction officially in December 2022.
Editor’s Note Saturday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m.: An earlier version of this article referred to Harpswell Apartments as Dudley-Coe Apartments.
Despite breaking ground a year late due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and unabating supply chain issues, Capital Projects, led by Director of Capital Projects John Simoneau, and its contractor, Consigli Construction, have finished major construction on the new Barry Mills Hall and John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) with only minor delays.
Representatives from the College and Sebago Technics, an engineering firm headquartered in South Portland, presented plans for renovations to the Pickard Field complex to the Brunswick Staff Review Committee at Brunswick Town Hall on Wednesday morning.
In line with its 2017 Master Planning Update, the College is on track to complete both the Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies and Mills Hall by late 2022. This is despite labor shortages, supply shortages and slowed material supply chains across the country.
Nearly one year after the initial projected start date, the College is slated to break ground on both the Barry Mills Hall and the Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) in mid-March at a total cost of $36.5 million.
Dudley Coe is coming down, along with dozens of pine trees. In its place, HGA—a Minneapolis-based architecture firm—envisions new buildings inspired by arctic landscapes and constructed with sustainable design principles.
In presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday, project architect Nat Madson of HGA brought Barry Mills Hall and the new Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) to life, explaining in vivid detail the plans for the two projects.
This Monday, the College began the construction of 81 new parking spaces in the Coffin Street parking lot. Matt Orlando, senior vice president for finance and administration and treasurer of the College, predicts the expansion to be fully completed by June 2020.