Burton M. Cross State Office Building
When Maine’s State Office Building was erected, Eisenhower was president. Half a century, and nine presidents later, the building was terribly outdated. Electrical and communications systems were antiquated. The lack of air conditioning and mechanical ventilation threatened employee health, as well as comfort, and could not support today’s information technologies. SMRT’s renovations transformed the building into a safe, productive and cost-effective workplace for 750 State employees. In addition to essential infrastructure improvements, renovations made the building more accessible and welcoming to the public.
The design was excellent...the renovation was completed on schedule and on budget, and represents a model re-use of an early modern office building.