Wentworth School

Scarborough, Maine

PML offers Owner’s Representative services to towns and school boards around Maine. The 900 student Wentworth School in Scarborough, Maine, is the latest addition to the town’s main campus on Route 1. Phil was well qualified to add his construction management expertise to the position of Owner’s Representative for Scarborough having spent 6 years as the director of the Construction Administration department at Harriman Architects & Engineers, one of Maine’s premier school designers and the architect for Scarborough’s new school.

Harriman Architects has designed this 160,000 square feet school to accommodate the most recent technological and academic standards for excellence. The project is currently proceeding very smoothly and on schedule for a grand opening in September of 2014. Once the new school is completed in May of 2014, the existing Wentworth Intermediate School will be demolished and a new parking lot will be constructed in its footprint (and within 50’ of the new building) to accommodate the parking needs of the new school. This element of the project will provide a significant scheduling challenge, requiring PML, the Owner and the design and construction teams to work toward a flawless move-out, salvage effort, demolition and construction sequence in order to meet the immovable deadline for school opening in September, 2014.

The team of Harriman, Arthur C. Dudley Construction and PML Project Management, Inc, have proved to be a great team. With a project cost of just under $40,000,000 this is one of the largest 100% locally funded public school projects in the state. The local volunteer project related committees and school staff and administration are working closely with PML to assure their community that the project funds are being well spent to provide for Scarborough a fine academic facility.