Wright-Ryan Project Receives “Partners in Preservation” Award
June 2, 2010
(Freeport, Maine) – The Freeport Historical Society has awarded the Coastal Studies for Girls a “Partners in Preservation” Award for renovation work performed by Wright-Ryan Construction on the school’s farm house.
Pam Erickson, Executive Director of the Coastal Studies for Girls, was thrilled to share this award with Wright-Ryan, writing “Our collaboration was smooth and solid and the credit belongs to EVERYONE on this team.”
The original farm house was a wood framed structure built in the late 1800’s. Wright-Ryan was hired as construction manager to renovate the existing building into dormitory rooms, common areas, kitchen space, as well as administrative offices and classrooms. While maintaining the natural charm, Wright-Ryan brought the home into the 21st Century by installing energy efficient systems.
During the renovation, Wright-Ryan also managed approximately $40,000 worth of supplies and services donated by vendors and community members. Wright-Ryan partnered with the school to host educational tours and community outreach programs that increased awareness of the school and its commitment to the Wolf’s Neck community.