Poland Regional High School

Poland, Maine

PML offers Owner’s Representative services to towns and school boards around Maine. The 650 student middle and secondary school at Poland is the first school for which Phil provided these services under the PML banner. After spending 6 years as the director of the Construction Administration group at Harriman Architects and Engineers, one of Maine’s premier school designers, Phil was well qualified to add his construction management expertise to the position of Owner’s Representative for Poland Spring, Maine.

Portland Design Team (now PDT Architects) designed this state-of-the-art school, built by Granger Northern which opened for the 1999-2000 school year. At the time, Poland Spring was Phil’s home town, adding all the challenges of local scrutiny and pride of career and company in one’s home town! The project went very smoothly and completed on schedule allowing this small Maine town to move from a town with no high school, to the host of a three town regional high school. The team of PDT, Granger Northern, and PML proved to be a great and cooperative team, coupled with the oversight of Maine’s Bureau of General Services representative Goff French.

The school has all the features that make a public school project interesting and challenging to the project team; a wonderfully modern theater, gymnasium, internal courtyard, clock tower, large HVAC plant, expansive floor plan, skylights, etc, a test of any team’s cooperation and coordination. As Owner’s Representative, PML was pleased to report regularly of the team’s successes to the local School Board and Building Committee.