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Center For Wildlife
Cape Neddick, ME


Photography: David J. Murray,


The Center for Wildlife is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to build a sustainable future for wildlife in our community through medical treatment, rehabilitation, educational outreach, research, and conservation activities. To this end, they focus on three goals:

  • Strengthening regional capacity to rescue, rehabilitate, and return injured animals to the wild
  • Providing learning opportunities and expanding community outreach programs to teach and inspire people of all ages to help protect local wildlife
  • Achieving long-term financial and ecological sustainability.

McHenry architecture has been working with the Center, since 2016, to develop a new campus and main building that meets all current and future needs. The interior program of the building includes a veterinary clinic, intern dormitory, auditorium, classrooms and nature discovery center. While the exterior includes an outdoor amphitheater, nature trails, and additional outdoor education spaces. This $4.5 million investment will help meet the increased demand for their services in both conservation medicine and environmental education.

What Center For Wildlife says about us

“". . . This was a massive undertaking for our organization, and McHenry Architecture captured our "back of the envelope" drawing with our many shared visions for our new facility and transformed it into a living, breathing place. They matched our work style, and beyond being professional, organized, and courteous, they went above and beyond with involvement in our community events and outreach, and of course assisting in oversight of permitting, general contractors, and engineering. The outcome is a gorgeous building that we cannot wait to showcase!"”