McArthur Home, a 20-unit low-income elderly housing residential facility located in Biddeford, Maine, announced that it has reached capacity in less than 3 months since it was opened. The new 3-story, 23,000 sq. ft., wood-framed structure was developed on a previously contaminated, distressed, downtown site. The apartments range in size from 625 to 660 sq. ft. each and features efficient plumbing fixtures and heating system, solar domestic hot water, energy-efficient windows and building envelope, private porches, and energy star lighting with sensors. Gawron Turgeon Architects was contracted initially by the McArthur Home to provide site analysis and feasibility services, then continued the full design of the project.
“Over the past year we have worked very closely with the Gawron staff. They have been responsive, responsible, innovative, and attentive to our needs,” said McArthur Home Executive Director, Dean Wolfahrt. “We feel very fortunate to have been associated with both Gawron Turgeon and TPD Construction Co. from Sanford.
Gawron Turgeon Architects provided architecture, interior design and landscape architecture services. They also worked with Deluca Hoffman Engineers to assist the McArthur Home throughout the permitting process which included a contract zone to allow this density in a residential zone. Lincoln/Haney provided structural engineering, Bennett Engineering provided mechanical / electrical plumbing engineering services, and TPD Construction Co. constructed the facility.