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Bath, Maine 04530

September 2014 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


September 2014 (No. 26)

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

Living in the Burg

DM|A worked with owners who wished to expand their home while also maintaining the eclectic and contemporary angles of their cottage in Phippsburg.  Working within strict shoreland zoning requirements, a reorganization of the interior circulation greatly improved the daily use of their new spaces, and a new wall of windows greatly improves their view of the New Meadows River. Construction by Bunge Woodworks. mccarthy-02

LEED Silver

Our Lean Too house in Brunswick did not win the Integrity Windows Peoples Choice Award, but the Lean Too in Freeport recently received formal certification of achieving LEED Silver status. The Lean Too includes many energy efficient details and special attention to air-sealing techniques.  Congratulations to the LEED team that included Complete Home Evaluation Services, Thornton Tomasetti, and Senecal Construction Services.


Back to College

Ryan recently returned to architecture school, having spent much of the summer interning with us at DM|A.  Ryan is going into this third year at Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, which also happens to be David’s Alma mater. Ryan spent the summer working on sketch-up models, renderings, and measuring buildings; a far cry from David’s college internship which was spent inhaling ammonia running blueprints, erasing sepias with eradicator, and hours lettering with a rapidograph pen and Leroy lettering set. IMG_6196

Photo shoot for MH+D

How does the photographer like being photographed?  David recently spent the morning on the job site with Nicole Wolf Photography who was photographing David for an upcoming Maine Home + Design issue.  Look for a MH+D Design Theory article at a newstand near you soon. IMG_6216

Views from the Job Site

DM|A is designing a restaurant and sports bar, The Deck House Tavern, at the Seacoast Adventure Park in Windham.  The shell was designed by others as part of an expansion to this multi-seasonal use park.  DM|A worked with TJM Consulting to provide a full service kitchen and bar, and is now finalizing design and finishes inside this 4,000 sf year-round restaurant. IMG_6181

Happy 90th!

Early this August, Grandma Matero in South Paris turned 90.  The family was able to get together and celebrate a very fine day.  Pictured is David’s side of the family on the porch, from left to right; Jordan, Karen, back row Angie, Tim, Stan, Vickie, David; front row Oskar, Felix, and Cathy.  Grandma gets the privilege of sitting on the rocking chair.  Happy birthday Grandma! fam

On the Drawing Board

A beautiful old Italianate house in Gardiner is getting an upgrade by its new owners.  DM|A is currently working on pricing plans for an addition / renovation to update and modernize this house.  The original four-square will maintain its elegance with 11′ high ceilings and ornate trim, both floors of the ell will be gutted and completely modernized and a new garage will be constructed to the rear of the house. gardiner
View from our boat ride with the clients of the Phippsburg summer cottage
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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