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Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals

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Portland Maine / 50 mi
Architectural Design
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Featured Reviews for Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals

By Design
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
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!
Steve's Custom Homes, Inc.
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsDecember 3, 2021
Steve was a great partner to work with on our recent net zero Design/Build collaboration! Steve was able to take our detailed list of design requirements and create an incredibly functional home plan that ultimately satisfied all of our needs and desires. Highlights of our project included: - The final home plan was the product of a highly collaborative and iterative design process that relied upon 3D renderings and walkthroughs to test and review the plan at each stage of design. This allowed us to validate the plan and, where necessary, make adjustments before construction actually started. We can honestly say that there is nothing material we would change about the design. - Steve’s extensive background in modular and net zero construction ensured an extremely energy-efficient home (HERS score of 11) - Our building envelope presented some interesting positional challenges that Steve was able to solve elegantly and efficiently. - Steve not only accommodated our desire to do the interior finishing work (i.e., cabinetry, tiling, flooring, painting, etc.) ourselves, but in fact actively facilitated our ability to do so by adjusting his build plan to complete our workshop well before the rest of the house was completed. We love our new home and cannot recommend Steve highly enough! Juergen and Joan Renger Freeport, ME
BRIBURN – Architecture for Life
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsFebruary 27, 2015
I hired architect Chris Briley of Briburn - architecture for life and stipulated that I wanted a small, energy-efficient house that made good use of every available inch and stayed within an affordable budget. The result was a passive house design that fulfilled most of my wishes – super insulated with double wall construction and partially built into the ground; large triple-paned south-facing windows; a loft that serves the triple purpose of office, guest room and library; and an attached greenhouse to grow edible veggies all year round. We used materials from the site whenever possible (boards from trees that had to come down, stone from the site), and recycled materials like slate for countertops. Some compromises were made to keep it within budget but the end result is my dream house. Chris was enthusiastic about my project and great to work with and helpful throughout the building project.
Reiter Architecture & Design
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsSeptember 2, 2021
We used Lauren for a complete remodel including kitchen, multiple bathrooms, playroom, and bedroom. We used her for complete architectural and interior design. She was with us from start to finish of the project and we owe the success to her. Lauren has great design skills which is completely obvious by viewing her portfolio. The equally as helpful (and likely more important) skills that she brings to the table are her attention to detail and her perseverance in dealing with the contractors. She is there at every meeting to crack the proverbial whip and is very responsive (NYC responsive ;) to email/ phone/ text. I have and will continue to recommend her without reservation.
Kaplan Thompson Architects
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJune 13, 2014
Great guys that can really deliver unique and challenging projects. We asked for something special that had never been done before and boy did they deliver! The house is so good we never want to leave except they also created a unbelievable outside space for us as well. There is no one better for designing a enviromental energy efficient home. Did I mention that it costs 50cents a day to keep it at 71 degrees year round?
Tuscher Design Group
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsFebruary 16, 2019
Tuscher Design Group is always a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail and ability to communicate the clients needs to the professionals they work with is second to none. I highly recommend TDG and look forward to working with them in the future.
Lake Living Consultants
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsNovember 16, 2017
In 2015, Lake Living Consultants made my lifetime dream come true - a home built on my family property in Shapleigh, Maine. Tucked in the corner of a field provides the perfect setting to watch wildlife of all kinds, stars at night and catch the breeze as it blows through our open living space! From the first meeting to our last, Tyler and Scott provided wonderful services. From Scott's gift with design to Tyler's natural talent with color and everything that looks great, we were more than pleased. All permits and inspections were done by them which made for a smooth process. The father and son team took a great interest in the project from the start as was evident in deciding the perfect placement of the building. Their attention to detail, use of the best sub contractors and materials made for a great experience! I was particularly impressed with how efficient Tyler was in returning calls, always there to answer a question and help make decisions on everything! They were very flexible in allowing us to interject ideas as we went through the building process. It was wonderful to watch Tyler, whom I've known since he was a little boy, take the lead in the building of our home in such a professional, caring manner. If you want a well built home, choosing Lake Living Consultants will provide you with a wonderful experience! Ty, As I wrote these words, I found myself frustrated because I can't make the words express what a wonderful job you did last year! I will never be able to thank you enough for all your expert help! - Jane and Bob Kirton, Shapleigh, Maine
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsJuly 15, 2013
I've had the pleasure of working with adaptDESIGN on a business development level for a little over a year now, and I can safely say that I have yet to come across a build and design team that better melds professionalism, personality, and a commitment to quality -- "green" quality in particular. Fowler and Cook boast nearly four decades of combined experience, were early evangelists of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Desing), and just make a great team. But just as important as site orientation, materials, or environmental bona fides, is the emphasis they place on genuine human relationships. Indeed, in having spoken with a number of adaptDESIGN's clients, it's clear that the two are more than adept at taking what is, in essence, a very serious and detail-driven business, and giving it a smile. What's more, the two wear their ecological awareness on their sleeves: Whether they’re carpooling to meetings in Paul’s biodiesel car, recycling all office materials, switching to a paperless correspondence and billing system, incorporating natural lighting into office and site alike, or – most importantly – incorporating sustainability measures large and small into their myriad projects, the adaptDESIGN team are sincere in their focus on sustainability. They're great guys, they do great work, and they have their hearts -- and minds -- in a great place. What more could you ask for?
Schatelier Architectural Studio
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
Average rating: 5 out of 5 starsMay 25, 2017
I worked with Karina Schacht on a multi-phased project to completely restore and renovate our 1850's Greek Revival home. Karina was able to create a home that beautifully met our needs while respecting the history of the home. Our goal was not historic preservation (though I'm sure she could have helped with that too!) but rather to update and restore an old home that had been unfortunately divided into three apartments. Karina worked iteratively with me to develop plans that exactly met our family's needs. She hand-drew designs, turning things around quickly. She had many, many ideas to create beautiful, functional spaces while being mindful of our budget. Notably, in the original, unnused, parlor, she designed a stunning library of ebony-stained beech (affordable!) shelving and built-in lighting. She transformed out kitchen with a new island and layout, while saving us thousands by recommending refinishing of existing cabinetry. These are just two examples of the ingenuity she brought to the task. She works very well with our contractor and helped with recommendations for plumbing and lighting fixtures and interior finishes as well. All in all, Karina Schacht is talented, professional and it was a pleasure to work with her.
Kevin Browne Architecture
Portland Maine, ME Architectural Design Professionals
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.
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