Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers

Standish, ME / 50 mi
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By Design
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsAugust 25, 2013
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 house before--nor did we think it was in the cards for us to do so--so we were complete novices when we began. Bruce was very patient with our lack of knowledge and did an excellent job of educating us on the process. Based on information he gathered from us, he presented us with an initial plan that matched our vision! After that, our discussions with him were primarily regarding materials and finishes. Our dealings with Bruce were done from a distance as we lived a half-dozen states away from our building site. Regardless of this, the process was seamless. Bruce also effectively acted on our behalf with the town Planning Board and Code Enforcement Officer. Without making a single change, they signed off on our plans the very night he presented them. He also participated in our meetings with prospective builders and made field trips to see their work. Additionally, he was very proactive on pursuing cost- and energy-saving options. We interviewed other architects before selecting Bruce. After the fact, one of the other firms asked us whom we selected. We told them and they said, "Bruce does great work, I think you'll be in good hands." There’s no question that we were!
BRIBURN – Architecture for Life
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsFebruary 26, 2015
We took on Briburn for a substantial new residential project on the basis of their website and their stated philosophy, and a 2 hour interview/discussion. As our first and only choice, they clearly stood out among a dozen other architects in the area. We are in the midst of planning now and the process is almost painless. Their guidance is gentle and considerate; their knowledge of "green" building practices is vast. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next steps in this adventure with Briburn.
Whitten Architects
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsOctober 25, 2012
We recently had the great pleasure of working with Rob Whitten and Russ Tyson from Whitten Architects, who designed our new seaside family cottage, boathouse and cabin, to replace a quaint, rustic, deteriorating cottage that had been in the family for decades. The old cottage was the original structure in a larger family compound, and served as the focal point for extended family gatherings over the years. It was important to us that a new cottage reflect the character and charm of the original building, while creating a more comfortable, durable, and efficient living space. We also wanted to take advantage of the panoramic view of the Bay, while fitting in unobtrusively with surrounding homes. We could not be happier with the results. Rob, Russ and colleagues have extensive experience designing beautiful camps and cottages in spectacular locations, one reason we were drawn to their firm for our project. In Whitten Architects we found not only this design expertise, but partners with whom it was a pleasure to work through every phase of the project. From the beginning we identified a team approach among architect, client and contractor as very important to us, especially since our property was so far away from Portland. Always thoughtful and responsive, with an appreciation for fine detail, Rob and Russ collaborated sensitively and effectively with us and with our builder. It was gratifying to experience. We are delighted with our beautiful new cottage, which is well suited to our lifestyle, sited perfectly to take advantage of its location, and works in relationship to attractive and functional new outbuildings. Natural lighting and excellent ventilation bring the outdoors in, creating a cozy, yet open feel in a home that is efficient, sustainable, and economical to operate. Rob and Russ also contributed to the landscape design, which enhances and brings a sense of completion to the project. We give Whitten Architects our most enthusiastic endorsement, and are especially grateful to Rob Whitten and Russ Tyson for their outstanding work.
Kaplan Thompson Architects
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsApril 2, 2014
Kaplan Thompson Architects is a top notch firm with energy efficiency as its major focus. They are easy to work with and are full of ideas. We have worked with them on several projects over the years.
Kevin Browne Architecture
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJune 13, 2014
I've had the pleasure of working with Kevin on several new construction residential projects. He creates beautiful homes that reflect the client's values and design styles. Each project he has been very receptive to collaboration and making sure the whole design is thought out / realized.
Banks Design Associates, LTD & Simply Home
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsOctober 3, 2013
My husband and I remodeled a home in Florida. The project required both the expertise of an architect and an interior designer and Linda Banks and her team fit the bill on both counts. It was a pleasure to work with Linda and James and we were delighted with the finished product. They put their heart and soul into the design and execution of our project and the results were beautiful. Knowing that our family was arriving on Christmas Eve, they had even arranged for festive floral arrangements that made our new house feel instantly like home. I would highly recommend Banks Design Associates.
Caleb Johnson Studio
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsSeptember 25, 2013
We are in the design stage of building our retirement home. Caleb Johnson and his Team took a very restrictive and tight square footage lot and created our dream house. We were so excited! Next came the local Planning Board, state agencies, permits, more permits, more restrictions etc and we were so discouraged. But Caleb, Josh and Michael never stopped and have kept our dream alive with their experience, vision and professional contacts and resources. Demolition is next and we look forward to continuing the journey with Caleb Johnson Architects and Builders.
Whipple | Callender Architects
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMarch 18, 2014
We hired Anne Callender as the architect for our remodel of the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland Maine. We walked through our thoughts on desired changes but also asked Anne to think "outside the box" of what we described. We eventually selected one of her outside the box ideas and couldn't be happier with the result. Anne stuck with us along the way through the design, permitting and demolition process until we had a complete set of drawings that satisfied out needs as well as those of our tradesman and the regulatory authorities. The quality of her work and support were outstanding.
Mottram Architecture
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 16, 2014
Mottram Architecture is the reason our remodel is so functional still till this day. She took the time to listen to our ideas, asked numerous questions, and really got a feel for what we wanted out of the project. Then took our old farm house and walked us through several different design possibilities which incorporated new ideas and thoughts. Much of this helped us understand what we wanted out of each area and how much space we truly wanted in each room. Mottram Architecture helped throughout the project answering questions that the contractors had. We are thoroughly happy with the finished product. The functional use of space and getting what you want out of a project even when you might not know exactly what you want is the reason we would use Mottram Architecture again and recommend using them for a remodel or new build.
John Cole Architect
Standish, ME Architects and Building Designers
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMarch 1, 2013
John designed our lakefront 2nd home,now ten years+ years ago and I can say without reservation, that his final product has delighted us ever since. His combination of professional experience in both large firm design, woodframe construction techniques, and an ability to grasp our intentions early on, allowed us to achieve our goals. We got great design, an efficient process, and with costs that reflected excellent value. Our comfortable home has at least seven locations-from a cozy reading nook to a breakfast bench that bring smiles every sitting! His practical oversight during construction ,together with his ability to relate to rural craftsman helped keep any cost related changes to a minimum.
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