Cabin, without the Fever

Cabin, without the Fever

Written by WBRC CEO Doug Whitney, AIA This is the only instance I am aware of where WBRC designed a public building using Maine-made logs in the traditional log cabin style, designed in the early 1980s. We presented several alternate design options for the Houlton Tourist Information Center. The log cabin design was selected by… Read more »

Topping Off Ceremony Celebrates Ferland EEDC Progress  

Topping Off Ceremony Celebrates Ferland EEDC Progress  

Every major building project has important milestones. Today, the University of Maine celebrated the Topping Off Ceremony of Ferland Engineering Education & Design Center (EEDC). This construction milestone (also called a Topping Out or Beam Raising Ceremony) is when the final structural beam is placed on a building.   Ferland EEDC, a 108,000 SF, $78M state-of-the-art educational center, was designed by WBRC Architects Engineers and Ellenzweig, and is being built by Consigli. Construction began in May 2020 and is slated for completion in August 2022.  … Read more »

Home Sweet Office Park

Home Sweet Office Park

Written by WBRC CEO Doug Whitney, AIA Located just off Mt. Hope Avenue in Bangor alongside the Penjajawoc Stream, Evergreen Woods Office Park is conveniently located near Hogan Road shopping and dining district. It is also close to two major hospitals and Bangor’s downtown. When we first walked this land 35+ years ago, it was… Read more »

This Building Was Once Classified

This Building Was Once Classified

Written by WBRC CEO Doug Whitney, AIA This 1984 project, the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operation Center (ASWOC) at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, was once a well-kept secret. While we would have loved to have used it in our company brochures back then, this design project was originally classified. Now that the Brunswick Naval Air… Read more »

My First Major Project was a Shoe Factory

My First Major Project was a Shoe Factory

Our CEO Doug Whitney has been with WBRC for 40 years. That’s a lot of stories! Here is the first in a series of essays about notable projects from Doug’s formative years as an architect. My first project as a new architect at WBRC was an apartment complex called Penobscot River House. The brochure says,… Read more »

Happy New Year from WBRC

Happy New Year from WBRC

Wishing You a Stellar 2021 As this most unusual year comes to a close… we wish you and yours a safe and happy 2021. 😊 The team at WBRC Architects Engineers About the birds image These birds represent WBRC’s five branch offices. (We opened new offices in Columbia, MD and Birmingham, MI this summer!) The… Read more »

Andrew Straub Joins WBRC as Senior Electrical Engineer

Andrew Straub Joins WBRC as Senior Electrical Engineer

WBRC Architects Engineers is pleased to welcome Senior Electrical Engineer Andrew Straub, P.E. to the team. He brings nearly fifteen years of project experience serving clients in the education, healthcare, and commercial sectors. As a licensed professional electrical engineer, Andy will be responsible for all aspects of electrical building systems evaluation and design. This includes… Read more »

Landscape Architect David Woodward Joins WBRC

Landscape Architect David Woodward Joins WBRC

WBRC has added Landscape Architect David Woodward, PLA, CLARB to its growing team. David will serve as Department Manager of WBRC’s Landscape Architectural Design group. He is a multi-state landscape architect and land planner with 35 years of project management and development experience on a wide variety of private and public sector project types. “David… Read more »

Mechanical Engineer Brandon Hardy Joins the WBRC Team

Mechanical Engineer Brandon Hardy Joins the WBRC Team

WBRC Architects Engineers is pleased to welcome Mechanical Engineer Brandon Hardy, P.E. to the team. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Maine (B.S., Mechanical Engineering). He has more than ten years of project experience across several sectors, with recent focus in healthcare and housing. As mechanical engineer, Brandon designs and assesses mechanical, plumbing,… Read more »