Somerset Architecture & Masterplanning
Sorensen Partners is Architect and Masterplanner for 42-acre Camp Somerset for Girls in Smithfield, Maine. Our masterplanning work includes the dining hall, gymnasium, office and health buildings, theater, social hall, cabins, creative buildings, courts, fields, signage, fences, and layout of roads, paths, and utility infrastructure. Sorensen Partners is Architect for the 9,600 square-foot dining hall and the cabins – Phase 1 of construction. Other elements of the masterplan are being built by the owners according to the masterplanned locations. Historic Camp Somerset operated between 1921 and 1986. The directors of Somerset have resurrected the spectacular site as a premier outdoor learning environment.
Civil and building engineering firm AE Hodsdon Engineers of Waterville, Maine is our professional collaborator, providing detailed permitting and technical work on the site and systems.
The site is designed around an historic allee of white pine, which will welcome visitors today as it did over the last century. The new buildings become a part of their rustic setting with shapes and materials inspired by nature and by the vernacular architecture of rural Maine.
Exterior completion photographs, January 2018: