Changing demographics in rural Maine have led to declining enrollment at Foxcroft Academy. In order to maintain a stable student population and preserve its program, the academy began a program for boarding students.
The master plan called for four residence halls of 24 students each and 12 attached faculty apartments, for a COST PER SQ FT$198.00FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges of eight students per resident faculty member. Phase I included two connected residence halls that share a common room, elevator, communicating stair and recreation room. This has reduced infrastructure, overall cost and staffing requirements. Each wing has two floors of six double rooms, and a flex single between the residence hall and the three faculty apartments.
The common room, recreation room, study rooms, bathrooms, stairs and laundry rooms face the pine grove, creating an inside/outside quality to the complex.
Faculty spaces include a two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartment in each wing. Each apartment has an office that connects to the residence hall, enabling easy student interaction.
Building materials include a unique patterned brick, wood sunshades, metal wall panels, high-performance windows, and durable, locally sourced materials with high-recycled content. High-performance features include excellent solar orientation, sunshades, lighting controls, occupancy sensors, dual-flush toilets, blown-in cellulose insulation and high-efficiency mechanical systems.