CAPE ELIZABETH, ME – November 16, 2023: The School Building Advisory Committee (SBAC) of Cape Elizabeth recently hosted a public forum that served as an introduction to Harriman architects, the firm selected to lead the new school building project. This informative session, held on November 16, 2023, at the Town Hall, provided community members with their first opportunity to meet and understand the vision of Harriman’s team for helping shape the future of our schools.
The forum began with a presentation by the architects from Harriman, who shared their philosophy and approach towards educational architecture. They emphasized the importance of designing learning environments that not only cater to the current educational needs but are also adaptable for the future. The team’s focus on creating functional, sustainable, and inspiring spaces for students and educators was evident throughout the presentation.
A significant part of the discussion revolved around Harriman’s process of integrating community input into their architectural planning. The architects highlighted their commitment to working closely with the SBAC, school officials, and the community to ensure the final designs reflect the unique needs and aspirations of Cape Elizabeth. The forum provided a platform for residents to start understanding the role they can play in shaping the educational landscape of the town.
The SBAC emphasized that this forum was just the beginning of a collaborative journey with Harriman. Community engagement and input are central to the project’s success, and the SBAC encouraged continued participation and dialogue throughout the design process. The meeting concluded with an interactive Q&A session, where attendees were invited to ask questions and express their thoughts directly to the architects.
Forum Video Recording: https://reflect-cetv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/1173?site=1