Where Design Meets Utility

Colby Co.’s design team has supported art projects created by Michael Singer Studio that bring sustainable teaching tools to the public. Projects have included Sculptural Biofiltration Walls, installations at Waste to Energy Plants, landscape improvements in urban environments and marine installations; and outdoor recreation areas.

The Scramble, Tennessee

Waste to Energy Plant Education Center, Florida

Sculptural Biofiltration Wall, Florida

Queens Plaza, New York

Design of Waterfront Facilities

Structures which are designed to resist wave action, storm surges, and hundreds of feet of water head are a specialty engineering branch that Colby Co. supports with our in-house team. We have worked in marine and waterfront ports from Halifax Nova Scotia to harbors in New York and New Jersey. We have renovated ship haulers for ships weighing up to 4,000 metric tons, designed pier and wharf repairs and piling repairs for structures capable of supporting a naval destroyer, prepared master plans for shipyard upgrades, designed marine fueling complexes, and designed a dry dock caisson for one of the largest and most active Dry Docks on the eastern seaboard.

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine

International Marine Terminal, Portland, Maine

Sustainable Design

John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, Massachusetts

Colby Co.’s design team is well versed at providing designs to meet the guiding principles for sustainable federal buildings per UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements. Requirements for sustainability, energy, indoor air quality, and water usage are considered during design and systems studied include geothermal heat pump systems, solar thermal domestic water heating systems; wind energy, PV and CHP.

Colby Co. has a Sustainability Committee whose purpose is to be an innovative leader in sustainable design through corporate practice and actions. The Sustainability Committee studies the ways to leverage sustainable technology externally, i.e. through our designs for clients to include material selection and mindful design, and internally, through our business practices at the office. They developed external and internal goals, instituted incentives and have held educational events for the company.

Cleveland Rudman Courthouse and Federal Building, Concord, New Hampshire

Design in Support of Art Installations

Colby Co.’s design team has experience supporting art installations throughout the United States to include sculptures, landscape and sustainable features.

“Volta” by Wade Kavanaugh, Cove Street Arts

“The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk” by Lauren Fensterstock, Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian American Art Museum

“Arbor” by Ralph Helmick, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

“Paths Rising” by Aaron Stephan, Tampa International Airport

Historical Preservation Design Experience

Colby Co.’s design team has provided renovations of buildings with historical significance for the State of Maine, Bath Iron Works, JB Brown, General Services Administration, Naval Facilities Command, Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Post Office and the Air National Guard. Our work has included the study and design of buildings that have historical significance and/or are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

U.S. Post Office, Belfast, Maine

U.S. Customs House, Portland, Maine

Gignoux Federal Courthouse, Portland, Maine