USM Picks the Developer for Its Biggest Building Project Ever

The University of Southern Maine has picked a project developer and is expecting to break ground this spring on a new student and career center, and a 550-bed residence hall on its Portland campus.

Portland Press Herald – The contract for the project has been awarded to Alabama-based Capstone Development Partners, which specializes in student housing around the country and will be partnering with SMRT Architects in Portland. The project is expected to be the largest building project in USM’s history and is targeted for completion by the fall of 2022, the university said in a news release. “This project will fundamentally transform our Portland campus and our university as a whole,” university President Glenn Cummings said in the release.