“Maine Coast Heritage Trust conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity and working landscapes.”
Studioverde worked with MCHT to develop a new campus that would minimize site impacts and provide opportunities to showcase native plant communities and land stewardship.
The low impact site plan developed by Studioverde included passive solar structures and a green stormwater infrastructure treatment system to protect water quality. The design enhanced the meadow and forested character of the site, and demonstrated green site development techniques.
The access drive and parking were planned to avoid major trees, minimize earthwork, and featured views to the estuary. The design also preserved one of the site’s main features – an existing meadow that is host to a stand of milkweed that provides habitat for monarch butterflies – which continues to be a draw for school groups and visitors.
Studioverde developed the design for the office entrance based a naturalized granite/blueberry barren palette, including a granite walkway from local sources integrated with plantings of native sods of hayscented fern, low bush blueberry, huckleberry and mountain cranberry.
- Stewart Brecher Architect
- Hedefine Engineering + Design
- Fore Solutions
- Freshwater Stone
LEED Gold Certification