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Bath, Maine 04530

June 2015 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


June 2015 (No. 35)

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.

The Boxcar Children

Currently under construction in West Bath by Bachman Construction, the Wood House / Glass House details are taken shape.  DMA pays attention to details, even outdoor storage rooms.  This outdoor storage room has caused an issue for the owners, though.  The owner’s children have taken over the space and are calling themselves The Boxcar Children after recently reading the popular children’s mysteries and seeing some similarities to our design.  The parents have lost their outdoor storage room…sorry about that. 1

Committee On The Environment

David has been invited to join 20 to 30 leaders from each state to collaborate and discuss the biggest obstacles to the 2030 Initiative for the Northern New England AIA COTE Leadership Summit scheduled in June in Portland. Groups from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Boston have partnered for a unique event that begins with a keynote talk by Bob Berkebile, FAIA, a national leader in sustainable architecture.  The 2030 Challenge is for all new buildings, developments, and major renovations to be carbon-neutral by the year 2030


Views from the job site

The Eyrie is getting hardscaped.  Designed by Cowles Studio Landscape Architecture, Chris Toothaker is constructing rock walls and pavers on the land bridge to the house entry.  Part of the foundation of the existing house will remain as both a patio wall and remnant / keepsake of the old building on site. sheffield2

Morse Tennis

The Morse boys tennis team, coached by Steve Boyce, finished the regular season 11-1, and won the KVAC’s by beating Camden at Camden 3-2.  Morse enters the Maine state tournament as the #1 seed in the East and will face Spruce Mountain in their first match.  The comradeship and sportsmanship shown by this team makes for a very enjoyable group to watch, and they will be graduating only one player from their team.  Go Morse! DSC_0041

Lunch and Learn

Our next Lunch and Learn is scheduled for Wednesday June 10 at noon with Kebony, a sustainable alternative to hardwood decking. Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly process which enhances the properties of sustainable softwood and permanently modifies the wood cell walls into a product with premium hardwood properties. Contact cathy@davidmatero.com to be included in our Lunch and Learn invitations. Untitled-1

New York, New York

To give Carlo, our foreign exchange student from Italy, a final taste of America, we spent a couple of days in NYC over Memorial Day. Arriving at Grand Central Station, we walked to our hotel on 54th Street and then meandered all they way to the 9/11 Memorial by way of the High Line, the Village, Little Italy (for some great pizza), and Foley Square.  David showed us one of his projects he worked on while at RG Roesch Architecture and Landscape Architecture (now an affiliate of Perkins Eastman), a solid granite sculpture called Triumph of the Human Spirit. DSC_0085

On the Drawing Board

DMA is working on an outdoor bar for Easy Day, a restaurant, bar and bowling alley we designed in South Portland.  Made of Corten steel, the bar has fabulous views over the water to Portland.  Combined with the fire pits installed on the patio last year, this will be a wonderful place to enjoy a cocktail this summer. easy-day
Photo taken on the High Line in NYC, abandoned elevated freight tracks.
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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