Bowdoin College – Peter Buck Center for Health & Fitness
Bowdoin College — Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness, Brunswick, ME
A high standard of sustainability was met through the use of recycled and locally extracted and manufactured materials, the reliance on building products with low-volatile organic compounds, the inclusion of low mercury fluorescent lighting and the installation of a highly reflective roof membrane to reduce solar gain and heat island effect. Certified LEED Gold.
Advanced preconstruction studies of the curtain wall system created a collaborative “design-assist” environment that was critical to this custom component’s success.
Minimized disruptions through extensive coordination with users occupying two active adjacent gymnasiums.
Flexible space/programming on the third floor was designed to accommodate programs such as Pilates, yoga, tai chi/qigong and dance.
2010 BSA Honor Award Citation for Design Excellence