Colby College Bookstore

Client Testimonial

“Their willingness to offer alternative solutions and suggestions to improve the design or reduce the budget was invaluable.”

Patricia Whitney, Director of Physical Plant, Colby College

The Colby College bookstore was completed in April 2008, two months ahead of schedule in phase two of the Cotter Union project. With its octagonal shape and curtain walls, the bookstore complements Cotter Union architecturally.

“We’re thrilled with the new space,” says bookstore director, Barb Shutt. “Not only does it flow well from a retail perspective, making it easy for customers to shop, but it’s also beautiful. Everything—from the carpet to the paint to the clerestory windows above, came together to generate a ‘wow’ reaction from first-time visitors.”

Ouellet exceeded all targets set and has achieved LEED ® Silver Certification. Thirty-three percent of construction materials were composed of recycled content. Nineteen percent of construction materials were manufactured within 500 miles of the site. Eighty-nine percent of the construction waste was recycled.