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Current Projects

Tau Yuan Greenhousetao Brunswick, Maine The owners of the popular Tau Yuan restaurant are constructing an aquaponics greenhouse on an abandoned foundation originally designed for a townhouse. Fish tanks will feed the plants in the green house, and in between there will be a commercial kitchen supporting a bakery and wine shop, as well as offices. Shell construction will be by PM Construction.

Private Residenceview3 Brunswick, Maine A new home for a large family, with visiting extended family, in the woods of Brunswick includes a generous family room, outdoor space for a pool and pool house, and a game room above the garage. Designed to take advantage of the southern sun, double-thick walls and triple-glazed windows will create a energy-efficient family home.

Wilton Horse FarmBailey-Model-6 Wilton, Maine An challenging site with wonderful views to Mt Blue, but not oriented for perfect solar gain, DMA is currently in construction documents.

Free-FlyerDSC 0091 300x200 Freeport, Maine A tricky addition / renovation in Freeport connected an existing house and garage at awkward angles. A tall foyer with a 2-story window will make for a dramatic entrance, and a new master bathroom on the second floor is a needed addition. Construction by Long Cove Builders.

Biosophicalbio Bath, Maine DMA received Bath Historic Commission and Planning Board approval for a difficult project across the street from the Library Park. A new exterior emergency egress stair and ADA ramp was designed on a historic house that was most recently a B&B.  Soon to be the headquarters for the Biosophical Institute, a private, non-profit foundation that provides programs and funding for grants and scholarships furthering character and peace education.  Construction by Frohmiller Construction.

Goose Ledge 20170512 093109 300x169Harpswell, Maine On a rolling site with far-away views of the water, this 2,400 sf house is sited to maximize views and space, and bring in natural daylight. Construction by Oceanside Builders, Inc.

Patriot Insurance Company20170530 142104 300x169 Yarmouth, Maine The 34,000 sf corporate headquarters for the Patriot Insurance Company in Yarmouth is being constructed by Landry/French.  The site work is being completed by Grover Excavating.  Scheduled completion is late 2017.

Yarmouth ClipperDSC_0009 Yarmouth, Maine This is forecasted to be energy net-zero by using extra thick walls, triple-glazed windows and proper air-sealing techniques.

Corsican Restaurant20170508 170148 300x169 Freeport, Maine The Corsican Restaurant burned to the ground this past April  The new design evokes some of the qualities of the original building, but with a little more care to modern amenities and code compliance. Construction by Burnham & Lobozzo Builders.

Harpswell Get Away20170601 130904 300x169 Harpswell, Maine An addition / renovation to a contemporary home in Harpswell.  Because of it’s proximity to the water there will be strict shoreland zoning guidelines.  Wonderful views to the water have been greatly enhanced by a 24′ sliding and disappearing door, as well as adding a two level screen porch that will include a sleeping porch attached to the master bedroom.  Construction by Oceanside Builders.

Hobbs Cottage skm_c25816102008550Norway, Maine Following shoreland zoning restrictions, very preliminary concepts are being developed for a small cottage on the shores of Hobbs Pond in Norway. There are restrictions on size and height, and its important to be efficient to design for 3 bedrooms and living spaces that can take advantage of the view.

Ledgemere20170601 135356 300x169 West Bath, Maine DMA is working on major upgrades to the main living spaces in this wonderful summer cottage in West Bath.  A new entry porch and opening the house to quite views of the cove (while still maintaining a focus to the expansive views to the south) are the major improvements to the exterior. Construction by Oceanside Builders.

Homewood Bound entrance1 Yarmouth, Maine DMA recently received approval from the members of a home association in Yarmouth to re-build and expand a one-story cottage into an energy efficient, two-story cottage.  This will be DMA’s third project in this association.  Construction by Rideout & Turner.

EyrieeyrieNorth Bath, Maine A new, 1,600 sf house is the neighbor of a very distinct glass house with wonderful views to the east.  The cost to provide heat and hot water is estimated to cost $700 per year. PV panels could make this net zero…or you could plan on paying less than $60 a month to heat your house and hot water.  Construction by Bachman Construction.

Goose Rock House 20170602 152724 300x169Phippsburg, Maine DMA will be turning the Goose Rock House from a summer-only ranch into a year-round modern cottage.  New large openings, a glass railing deck, and a new screen porch will offer wonderful views to Cape Small Harbor. Construction by Corey Rattleff.

Garage / Studio 20161213_142856Brunswick, Maine An ADA compliant garage and interior renovations will create an old house designed for aging-in-place.  A studio above the garage will allow additional space for care-givers.  Construction by Fraser Ruwet.

Bridge House 20160701_113946

Georgetown, Maine A steep site on the water required an unconventional response to this house. The original first floor footprint is maintained, but the second floor bridges across grade towards the main entrance.  The third floor will have wonderful views towards Popham Beach. Construction by Senecal Construction Services.


Dunvegan

20170531 184549 300x169Bath, Maine DMA is designing a new building in-town Bath that represents the owner’s wishes to live a castle. Construction has begun by Colt Kwaitkowsky.


Libby Rose Organic Farm20170426 123211 300x169 So Paris, Maine DMA is completely updating an old family farm house in So Paris. First floor living, new insulation and windows, and a new ducted air-source heat pump system will create a much more comfortable old house. Construction by Gus Fillerbrown.

The HollowB 2 300x170Rangeley, Maine An 800 sf cottage on the shores of a small lake in the Rangeley area, this energy efficient get-away in the woods. A screen porch will help keep the bugs away, and also will be a great place to listen to the loons.
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