Partnering with Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Sebago Technics led the site selection, engineering and permitting for a new High School and Regional Technical Center.
Sebago Technics was engaged to identify potential sites that would adequately support development for a new school project. The Sebago team developed a sophisticated GIS database that combined publicly available GIS data with proprietary databases from regulatory agencies, and utility providers. A total of 126 sites were investigated; considerations included topography, freshwater wetlands, vernal pools, floodplains, phosphorous – sensitive watersheds, wildlife habitat, archaeological resources and aquifer recharge/ wellhead protection zones. After careful examination and review with the stakeholders and public, it was determined that a 115 acre site with direct access to Route 109 and Route 4 was best suited site for the development of a new High School and Regional Technical Facility.
Upon site approval from the State Department of Education in August 2014, the team designed the site to best accommodate the new building and amenities, including access roads, parking for over 500 vehicles, a large apron for automotive and large machine training, fire and EMT training areas, pedestrian promenades, a 2,000 seat athletic stadium, baseball field, 2 softball fields, multipurpose fields, 4 tennis courts, significant stormwater infrastructure and associated utilities. The Sanford High School and Technical Center main building is a free-standing state-of-the-art school facility. It will include both traditional High School programs as well as Regional Technical Center programs offered to students of several communities. The 330,000 gross square foot building is a predominantly two-story structure including 4 wings. Each wing has both high school and specialty technical center lab spaces offering a myriad of courses which prepare students for careers and colleges in multiple disciplines including everything from Culinary Arts to Welding. The design utilizes site so that surrounding natural resources are protected.
The team managed a collaborative search and design with significant input from the community, the Sanford School District, the Maine Department of Education, and the Maine Bureau of General Services. The ability to synthesize and present complicated, overlaying technical information was integral to the success of this process and completing all tasks on schedule.
Project DetailsSanford High School & Regional Technical Center
- Client: City of Sanford
- Location: Sanford, ME
- Project size: 330,000 s.f. / 115-acre site
- Project is : Current
- Partners: Lavallee Brensinger Architects