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April 2013 eNews

DM/A Newsletter


April 2013 (No. 9)

Welcome to our newsletter. Occasionally we will update you with news about David Matero Architecture. We welcome your comments, questions and feedback.

LEED, too

Our Lean Too house in Freeport is going LEED, too.  Last week DM/A hosted over 20 representatives of our newest Lean Too house which will be the first house built at the Kelsey Brook subdevelopment in Freeport.  Ian Johnson from Thornton Tomasetti will be LEED Provider and Dewitt Kimball from Complete Home Evaluation Services will the be Rater.  A worthwhile design charette helped establish roles for Senecal Construction Services, their sub contractors, as well as design team members and material suppliers such as Maine Green Building Supply. design-charette

48 Hours in Bath

Remember that big snowstorm back in February?  At that time Emily McConnell and Sergio visited Bath as part of their 48 hours article in Maine magazine.  Much of the city was shut down but we met Emily and Sergio at a house party at the Benjamin F Packard House.  What better way to spend a snowy evening than with friends in front a big fire in the living room of a beautiful B&B.  The following day Emily and Sergio visited with David in the DM/A studio.  Pick up the April issue of Maine to see what else Maine magazine found to do in Bath during a blizzard. snowmageddon

Views from the job site

Roofing and siding is nearly complete at Bayview Dental in Yarmouth.  This 5,300 sf, 11 exam room dental office will feature cathedral ceilings with dormer windows in the exam room area.  This should be a much better experience and something to look at while you are lying on your back getting your teeth cleaned.  The concrete slab pour started on Friday. bayview-dental-3

So You Think You Know Bath

One the most fun evenings in Bath is the gala event (and game show) So You Think You Know Bath, an annual fundraiser in support of Main Street Bath.  Nine teams representing local non-profit organizations compete head-to-head to see who really knows more about the history of their community.  David runs the spot light and has the best view of the evening’s ceremonies. Defending their championship from last year, two-time champs was the Bath Historical Society team, Dr. Charles Burden, John Morse IV, and our very own Cathy Matero from DM/A. SYTYKB

Spring is Here

Some people measure spring arriving by their daffodils peeking out of the ground, some by the arrival of pitchers and catchers in Florida, and others by oil bills finally beginning to drop.  David and Oskar know spring is here when the New England Revolution finally play a home game in Foxborough.  After a last year’s long and demoralizing season, David and Oskar, like every Revs fan this early in the season, are feeling upbeat and hoping for a big improvements on the pitch.  The jury is out (and not looking good) after a 1-2-1 start to the season.  Pictured is Oskar meeting and tailgating with the president of the Revolution, Brian Bilello oskar-and-pres

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

Earlier this month David spent two days in Boston at the NESAE’s Building Energy 13 Conference.  The first day was a full day workshop on deep energy retrofit, a form of highly energy efficient upgrade to existing buildings.  The second day were shorter talks on various building components such as heat pumps, air exchange systems, and air sealing techniques.  Spending an evening catching up with childhood friend, Jon Traficonte, a partner at the architecture firm Schwartz/Silver Architects, was well worth the trip by itself.  The morning commute is pictured.  And yes, there are two architects from the 1984 class of Oxford Hills High School.  boston

Previous Projects

Open now for a year, Doc’s Cafe & Marketplace on the corner of Tuttle Rd and Rt 9 at Cumberland Center is a great little place for breakfast and lunch.  An existing farmhouse stood on the site (the gable end), DM/A designed the addition/renovation into  a cafe and market with separate offices above.  The addition included the main entrance (opposite side of building), new kitchen and offices. docs-cafe
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
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Bath, ME 04530
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