Bowdoin College Chapel

Brunswick, ME

Client

Bowdoin College

Completion

2005

Awards

2005 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award, Maine Preservation
2005 Reconstruction and Renovation Special Award, Building Design & Construction
2005 Construction Management Renovation Award, Associated General Contractors of America
2005 Build New England Performance Award, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts

The Chapel at Bowdoin College, built between 1844 and 1855, was designed by Richard Upjohn in the German Romanesque style. The chapel is symmetrical in plan and contains a central nave flanked by two side aisles and bell towers with stone spires. SGH first helped the college resolve issues with the copper roofs at the chapel and then investigated the cause of leakage and vertical through-cracking in the bell towers.