Gulf of Maine Laboratory

The Gulf of Maine Research Laboratory in Portland, Maine, is a marine research lab devoted to research and education about the Gulf of Maine watershed. The project is part of a master plan that includes a public aquarium and additional laboratory space. The building was designed with industrial materials to fit into the working waterfront of Portland Harbor, yet is given a form and dignified presence on Commercial Street that give it a civic presence. (Done while a Principal with EHDD Architecture, with SMRT Portland, Executive Architects)

Location: Portland, ME
Client: GMRI
Size: 55,000 GSF
Photos: Alan Lishness