Challenger Learning Center
|Challenger Learning Center
When local educators and community leaders came together to bring the recognized, space-based Challenger Learning program to Maine, they brought on Nickerson & O’Day, Inc. as their Design-Build partner.
After Nickerson & O’Day visited a Challenger Learning Center program in Virginia and completed the CLC program there, we teamed with local architect John Gordon to create the Challenger Learning Center of Maine – located in a long-vacant theatre building at the decommissioned Dow Air Force Base in Bangor.
Within the building, Nickerson & O’Day created the elaborate Space Station and Mission Control rooms along with a breathtaking two-story lobby and adjacent CLC Store.
Work was completed on-time and 3 1/2% under its $1,100,000 budget.