2014 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award

The new $14 million, 130-room Hyatt Place hotel on Fore and Union Streets marks a new surge of hotel development in Portland.  The building site — previously a parking lot nestled in the Old Port — conceals a subsurface duct bank which provides power distribution to the peninsula of Portland from the adjacent lot owned by Central Maine Power.  Becker Structural provided an innovative solution allowing temporary foundation shoring to remain in place permanently, maximizing the valuable ground floor space.  The focal point of the architectural design is the sweeping “crinkle” wall glazing which cascades down the building corner and transitions to the storefront at street level where the hotel program appears to blend into the streetscape of the Old Port. Feature image by Corey Templeton Photography.

Project Location:  Portland, Maine

Architect:    Canal 5 Studio

Client:    East Brown Cow

Construction Manager:     Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

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