Science Lobby Renovation, University of Southern Maine

What began as a very straightforward light-touch renovation to USM’s 1970s-era Science Building became an opportunity to enliven a building that is frequented by students and campus visitors.

Large-scale images were introduced to fill the walls over the benches where students gather to sit and study. Today’s visitors are used to having all kinds of images available at their fingertips, but here they are introduced to the dramatic, powerful detail of the sciences on a much larger graphic scale.

The 10 x 10-foot images explode with color and provoke viewers to question what it is they are seeing.