Home Sweet McHome

Home Sweet McHome

Written by WBRC CEO Doug Whitney, AIA Completed in 1983, Ronald McDonald House in Bangor provides parents a place to stay when their children are being treated at local hospitals. It is located on State Street, so guests can see Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in the distance when staying here and walk over… Read more »

Border Crossings

Border Crossings

Written by WBRC CEO Doug Whitney, AIA I was still very new to the office when this project was being designed. I remember Principal Herb Day asking me to look at the design they had so far for the U.S. Border Station in Houlton, Maine to see what I could do to improve it. I… Read more »

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 »

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 »