USM Portland Commons Residential Hall and McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success
Expanding University of Southern Maine's Portland campus.
The Portland Campus Development Project includes the addition of a three-story, 42,000-square-foot Center for Career & Student Success, the 580-bed Portland Commons Residence Hall and a one-acre Residential Quad that will become a natural campus gateway for the USM community.
Portland Commons, which is on track to be one of the five largest Passive House residence halls in the country, includes eight- and five-story wings with a mix of en-suite single-occupancy rooms, studio apartments and multiple-bedroom apartments.
The McGoldrick Center celebrates Portland’s maritime industry and the State’s forestry industry with diagonal mass timber framing, a corrugated metal façade, an interior stone fireplace and natural stained wood. It will be built to LEED standards and features a 270-seat dining space with café, a 140-seat multi-purpose event room, student lounges, office space, a career counseling center, a bookstore, a radio station, and a large, roof-top solar photovoltaic array.
- Pursuing Passive House Certification
Square-Foot Passive House Residential Hall
New Student Living Residential Beds
Square-Foot Center for Student Success