Recently, Gorrill Palmer design engineer Christi Holmes spoke to the engineering class at the Maine Girls Academy about what civil engineering is, and what opportunities there are for women in the field. Christi was joined by Stacey Harris, project superintendent at Consigli who, together, walked the students through the design and construction process. The class is currently designing prosthetic hands and will begin building them next semester. We are very proud of Christi and Stacey for sharing their passion with the next generation of female engineers.
The final phase of the Cliff House Maine expansion will open this month. The historic resort is located on 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff in Cape Neddick. The renovation project began in 2015 and included a 9,000 sf spa, infinity pools, event space, oceanfront dining, and amenities which capture the best of Maine.
Gorrill Palmer has been working with the owners and developers of the project since the idea of improvements were in the earliest stages nearly two decades ago. Gorrill Palmer has enjoyed working with the project team- leading the permitting effort, site design and updating the traffic study.
Mike Isabella is a Washington, D.C.-based chef and restaurateur formerly seen on the popular television show, “Top Chef”. He will open Isabella Eatery, a 10-concept food emporium at Tysons Galleria, in a luxury mall in Virginia.
Gorrill-Palmer is excited to be a part of this project and provided site plan permitting and site work oversight. We have provided services for Tysons Galleria’s multi-phased updates.
To read the New York Times article and learn more about the project and see progress construction photos, click here.
Gorrill Palmer is proud to be selected as the General Consulting Services firm for the Town of Windham for another three year term. We look forward to assisting the Town with their engineering and planning needs. Special thanks to our team, including: Allied Engineering, Titcomb Associates, SW Cole Engineering and Mitchell Associates.
If you are traveling around the City of Portland this summer, you will likely encounter some of our work. The State Street project is the largest sewer separation project that we have designed for the City of Portland.
The primary goal of the project is to separate storm drainage from the combined Almshouse Sewer that runs down Marginal Way to an overflow structure at the Preble Street intersection and reduce the frequency and volume of combined sewer overflows to Back Cove.
This project includes the construction of approximately 7,500 linear feet of new storm drain pipe, approximately 2,100 linear feet of replacement sanitary sewer, approximately 1,100 linear feet of renewed water main, pervious pavement in the Deering Oaks parking lot and improved pedestrian curb ramps and crossings on State Street intersections with Deering Oaks Park, Park Avenue, Grant Street, Sherman Street and Cumberland Avenue. The storm drain infrastructure includes about 1,000 linear feet of new 84-inch diameter pipe from the new Back Cove outfall to the Deering Oaks parking lot.
The winning construction bid for this project from Sargent Corporation totaled approximately $7.6 million. Gorrill Palmer is also completing full time construction inspection on the project. Read a current article by clicking here.
Gorrill Palmer is pleased to be on the team that will design the new Sumner High School. The School Board voted unanimously to hire PDT Architects, of Portland, and Gorrill Palmer is responsible for the site design and permitting as part of PDT’s team.
Lyndon Keck, of PDT, said the world of education is changing rapidly and he welcomes the opportunity to create something innovative and state-of-the-art. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Maine to set a standard for how innovative they can be,” he said. Gorrill Palmer is looking forward to adding our engineering innovation to the project.
To read more about the selection and the project, click here.