By Design

(207) 749-4321

Services Provided
• Site review/analysis
• Consultation with local boards to ensure the design elements conform to local regulations
• Presentation of the pros and cons of alternate design solutions
• Coordination of structural, mechanical, electrical, and landscape architectural designers
• Computer-generated drawings, 3-D models, and specifications for competitive bidding
• Assistance in selecting a builder
• Project administration

Areas Served

Business Description
By Design is an architectural firm specializing in energy efficient new homes, house renovations, and additions. This includes kitchens, screened porches, garages, and family rooms. Bruce specializes in site-specific design that closely relates a new house or house addition to its surroundings. A successful design is a house or house addition that fits into its environment and looks as though it has "always been there".

Certification and Awards
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
U.S. Green Building Council
Southern Maine Site Specific Design
Bruce Butler 
29 Baker Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096 
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Yes, they were built by Peter Rice and Company in Freeport, Maine
September 13, 2014 at 9:50AM   
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I think it's a very subtle whitewash - but I can't tell you any thing more. Probably a Ben Moore Ivory White cut with a lot of water....
September 2, 2014 at 9:28AM   
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Review by mb123456:

By Design is the architectural firm of Bruce Butler, located in Maine. Before engaging Bruce, I'd interviewed 6 other firms, after screening various websites. ...
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Review by Peter B. Rice & Co:

When people ask me to recommend an architect my response is to tell them to get in touch with Bruce. I know they won't be disappointed. As a builder I have wo...
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Review by lizrr:

We highly recommend architect Bruce Butler of By Design. He has been wonderful to work with, and we are delighted with our new home. We had never built a hous...
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Review for Peter B. Rice & Co:

Peter Rice and Company excels at both new construction and renovations and additions. I have worked with Peter for over 10 years on a wide range of projects ran...
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