University of Southern Maine McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success
The McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success serves as the campus’s social heart and living room with amenities including a 300-seat dining hall, student lounge, bookstore, and café/pub. The Center houses a Career & Employment Hub and a 4,500-square-foot multipurpose room to host career fairs, employer presentations, and networking events with local business leaders.
Natural and rugged building materials and mass timber design tie the building to the essence of the state of Maine and the City of Portland. Designed to LEED Silver Standards, the Center achieves the university’s sustainability goals: embracing renewable low-carbon building technologies, waste diversion, and strategies to maintain healthy living and working spaces.
Anchoring the transformed campus is a new, one-acre central quad, a former commuter student parking lot. The open and gently sloping lawn is a signature open space for students to congregate.
Design Partner: Elkus Manfredi Architects