When Winthrop Maine’s Post Office burned down, WBRC was hired by the United States Postal Service to determine what could be salvaged and propose a solution. The team recommended demolishing the existing building and erecting a reconfigured design on the existing foundation.
When the new post office was complete, the exterior was similar in appearance. Stepping inside, however, customers immediately notice its transformation. Winthrop Post Office’s new interior was reorganized to provide more convenient customer access from the side of the building closer to the parking area. The main customer area includes a user-friendly lobby with an accessible service counter, self-serve stations, and postal boxes wing. The new interior design incorporates the USPS’s latest brand standards, including a large eagle emblem and prominent zip code graphic that deliver a bold, clean look.
Behind the scenes, USPS employees are enjoying the new building’s efficient mail pickup and sorting areas. The work areas include a new delivery dock, sorting stations, administrative space, and dedicated storage, as well as new mechanical, electrical, LED lighting, data, and phone systems.
The site was reconfigured, too. Winthrop Post Office now uses a one-way traffic pattern with repositioned mailboxes, creating a safer flow of vehicles and pedestrians.