Portland, ME Sustainable Design Professionals
- 57 Exchange St PortlandME0410150503
Tyler Karu is a Portland, Maine based designer, specializing in renovations, interior reinventions, and custom buildings. Tyler works with clients to create their ideal living space through renovation, re-imagination and innovative design. In addition to design projects, we have extensive experience in residential construction. This allows us to offer unique real estate development opportunities, ranging from property remodels to new construction. As the daughter of a real estate developer and a residential designer, Tyler grew up in the family business. She could read blueprints before she hit her teens and made job sites her playground. Although she majored in literature at The George Washington University, she went on to study interior design and architecture at the New York School of Interior Design. Her years in Manhattan infused her education and process with a pace and vibrancy that her work reflects to this day. Tyler’s career began in earnest when she moved back to Maine and flipped a tiny, neglected cottage, the first of many properties she has taken from derelict to delightful. With her unerring eye for skillful, creative, and cost effective transformation, she has gained national recognition as an emerging commercial and residential design talent. Tyler has the unmatched ability to reimagine the potential in a neglected home or reveal the true personality of a space not yet quite sure of itself. She is a regular contributor at MarthStewart.com.
- 102 Exchange St., 2nd floor PortlandME04101505010
Our mission is to bring beautiful, sustainable, attainable buildings to the world. We are an award-winning design studio and a leader in sustainable design in the Northeast. It’s visible in every project we work on, large or small. We believe in a team process where each client can have their specific needs met, their individual aesthetic embraced and their budgets respected. We call it “The Not So Big Ego.” Come check us out!
- 37 Silver Street PortlandME04101505017
Since 1986, Whitten Architects has been designing thoughtfully considered homes in New England. With a focus exclusively on residential design, we are experts in a variety of project types—from camps to cottages, new homes to historic renovations. Our work has won a number of awards over the years and has been extensively published in a variety of residential home design books and magazines. Our like-minded team of five architects and three designers collectively offer decades of hands-on residential design and construction experience, as well as a common ethos: we believe a home should reflect its occupants, and its design should develop from an appreciation for and an understanding of its site. Using an efficient combination of hand-drawing and our office’s state-of-the-art software, we help our clients envision their home even before construction begins. Note: We're finding that current home construction costs run $350-500 per square foot to achieve the results you see in our portfolio. This range is for the finished building only and is exclusive of design fees, site development, landscaping, furnishings, and soft costs (fees and permits).
- 202 US RTE 1 Suite 202 FalmouthME04105505015
KBA’s design approach is to create timeless architecture that is inspired by the classic New England architecture of the past, whether it may be new construction or renovation. We create a new vernacular style that will integrate many modern day amenities and efficiencies. Not recreating history but paying homage to the classic New England architecture. Give us a call today, we would love to hear from you!
- 12 Turnberry Drive CumberlandME04021505022
Looking for creative solutions in the kitchen, bathroom, or other problem spaces in your home? Steinberg Custom Designs is a nationally recognized custom kitchen and bath design firm specializing in livable spaces that not only maximize functionality, but also enhance your entire living experience. We offer a full range of services including plans, project consulting, and full-service turnkey project management utilizing our extensive network of professional builders, installers, and manufacturers. Owner and Founder Sarah Steinberg can guide you through all aspects of your project. She brings 15 years of experience to help plan a budget, choose the right contractor, pick the best products and ultimately be your advocate from start to finish. Using the latest computer-assisted design programs, you are able to “see” your project before construction begins—transforming ideas into reality. Steinberg Custom Designs is here to help you with any and all phases of your home design or remodel project—from beginning to end.
- 28 Maple St. Suite 202PortlandME0410150507
Briburn is committed to creating innovative, energy efficient, green solutions for residential, commercial, Institutional and civic projects that artfully reflect our client’s needs and interests. Until recently, BRIBURN was the Green Design Studio of Yarmouth Maine. Near the end of 2012 Christopher Briley and Harry Hepburn partnered to form a new company with increased architectural abilities and experience in a wider range of project types. For seven years, the Green Design Studio specialized in energy efficient, environmentally friendly design, and completed several high performance projects (including the first LEED Gold certified home in New England). Now, as BRIBURN, the commitment to sustainable design is even greater. We understand the many tasks required to create a successful project, we are thoughtful, innovative thinkers, often developing unique ideas specific to your projects needs. Currently BRIBURN is completing a passivhaus / net zero home in Saco, a sustainable Veterinary Clinic in Cumberland, a Net Zero home in Parsonsfield, as well as several other sustainable residential projects. Design Philosophy: “architecture for life” is the creation of architecture that is timeless, environmentally friendly, beautiful, and long-lasting. Architecture that focuses on the experiences of the building’s occupants, enhancing their daily lives with natural daylight, excellent ventilation, and delightful spaces that engage their artful minds, architecture that is mindful of our finite resources and respectful of the natural environment. It is architecture that will stand the test of time by being very durable, simple to operate, economical to maintain, and beautiful.
- 334 Forest Avenue PortlandME04101495011
We are a full service design company. We are a Graber blinds dealer, a source for furniture, rugs, and custom window treatments. Jan will work with you to discover and execute your style, your way. Whether it is a bathroom remodel, a living room update, or a new home, Jan works hard to help clients enjoy the design process, and end up with a space they love spending time in.
- 110 Exchange Street, #2 PortlandME04101475010
We are a passionate firm focused on rethinking the way architecturally-designed projects are created and delivered in our region. We design, we build, and we partner with our clients to fulfill their vision. We are an award winning architecture and construction firm offering custom design/build services for new homes, renovations, additions, and commercial projects, with noted expertise in completing projects on challenging waterfront properties. Our services include pre-design and pre-construction services, such as real estate development consulting, feasibility reports/comparisons, regulatory research, construction estimating, and cost engineering, as well as full architectural services and complete construction services, from permit to closeout. We love what we do, and it shows in our work. For more information, visit calebjohnsonstudio.com, or contact the firm at (207) 283-8777 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 21 Chestnut Street Unit #506 PortlandME0410150503
Carol began Residential Design Studio as a sole proprietor in 2010. It quickly became evident that RDS was going to be larger than one person! Given the economic climate of 2010, many of her wonderfully talented colleagues were also “on their own” and of a similar mindset that working together was the key to both financial and personal success. RDS quickly gained a reputation for pulling teams of highly qualified professionals together for a wide variety of commercial and residential projects. By 2011, it was clear that this model of working together was going to be successful and RDS needed to grow to support it—and her first employee was hired. . .then the second. . . then the third. . . Today, Carol remains sole owner of the Studio and is supported by a wonderfully talented staff. RDS still partners with their colleagues who are “on their own” and with large firms, so that we can meet any challenge set forth, with the best possible professional fit for our clients. Carol is the lead designer of the Studio and remains involved with her clients throughout the entire design and construction process—even when another member of RDS manages the project, Carol’s is the face you will see at every design meeting.
- 24 Ice House Road WindhamME0406250509
We are a boutique firm in Northern New England with a mission to create beautiful buildings with excellent energy performance and wonderfully livable environments for people. We are optimists and problem solvers, inventors, and sculptors who use the ideals of art and the pragmatics of building science together to make heirloom architecture. We crave challenges, and love to meet new people. If you are looking to create something wonderful, we would love to hear from you!
- 111 Fox Street PortlandME04101495049
We are a full-service design showroom. Clients choose us for our listening skills, best-in-class renderings, and professionalism. Whether your focus is sustainability, a great cooking experience, the perfect style, or a unique blend of these things, we will listen and develop the kitchen you'd design for yourself. We know you have questions, and we’re happy to answer them. We warmly invite you to call us. We offer: + seamless ability to work with non-local clients + space and cabinet planning + healthy, non-toxic cabinetry that is Greenguard Gold certified + conventional cabinets + hand-crafted cabinetry + countertops + a design showroom + best-in-class, photo-realistic renderings + budgeting and interior design services that are as hand-on as you need + a selection of implementation partners if you need them + a professional, respectful and supportive experience + surprisingly affordable prices ABOUT ME An artist at heart, I studied Business in school to satisfy my practical and caring parents. I spent over a decade in a cubicle doing consulting, marketing, and business analysis. Convinced that my future was in the business world, I completed my MBA with honors from Boston University. Yet, when the opportunity presented itself to give up cubicle life to renovate houses…I jumped. I’ve been designing ever since. My background taught me that… * Creativity and technical knowledge are just the price of entry. * Quality relationships are what separate great sketches from great kitchens. * Respect, trust, and personal responsibility build quality relationships. * Having fun doesn’t hurt either. * And supporting others is essential to supporting ourselves. Want to learn more? Contact me, I’d like to learn more about you too. -------------------------------------------------------- Published in: Maine Home + Design and Maine Green and Healthy Homes
What’s your style? At Jeanne Handy Designs our goal is to first help you answer this question and then successfully implement your answer throughout your home or business. During her 15 plus years in the business, Jeanne has earned and enjoys the reputation of being a designer who “listens and really hears” what her clients have to say, is “patient and non-threatening” in her approach and is “respectful of schedules and budgets.” We are a full service design company with the ability to do as much or as little as you desire, from color consultations to whole house renovations. We are proud that we work with the finest architects, contractors and subcontractors in the business. We look forward to working with you.
- 29 Baker Street YarmouthME0409650509
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".
At LBD I strive to create beautiful, contextual buildings in a clean and modern way. This is done by paying close attention to the building’s surroundings and by working very closely with my clients to listen to, and understand, their needs. At the end of the day, a beautiful building must be more than simply aesthetically pleasing. A beautiful building must also speak to the people who live, work and spend their time there. Such a building supports and adds to ones life in a joyful way. A beautiful building is a backdrop to your life that takes little and gives much in return. About Leslie: After growing up in the Midwest and spending my architecture school years on the West Coast, I made the shift to the Northeast to explore another region of the country and get some much desired hands on experience building a small, naturally built, timber frame house. Portland and Maine were totally unknown to me then, and I couldn’t have been happier when I realized that there was a vibrant architectural community at my doorstep. I immersed myself in it, spending five years working at Scott Simons Architects before branching out on my own. In my own practice, I really love being involved in every stage of the design process. This allows me to get to know my clients very well and to feel a strong connection to both the process and the outcome. Seeing a project through from conception to construction is a very gratifying and exciting experience. DREAM - DESIGN - BUILD - LIVE - LOVE