100 Front Street, Suite 40
Bath, Maine 04530

November 2015 eNews


DM|A Newsletter


November 2015 (No. 39)

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.


DMA recently received Bath Historic Commission and planning board approval for a difficult project across from Library Park. A new emergency egress stair and accessible ramp will allow full use of this historic building, most recently a B&B, for the new headquarters for Biosophical Institute.  Biosophical is a private, non-profit foundation that provides programs, as well as funding for grants and scholarships furthering character and peace education. Biosophical-v2

Views from the job site

Under construction by Rideout and Turner, this one story traditional ranch is getting a selective make-over. The new den has stunning views of Casco Bay, and an opposing gable dormer further increases the spectacular vista. Fiddlehead Designs is constructing the Cherry cabinets, which feature accented glass panels.


Architecture Tour

DMA,  along with several other Maine architects, had the pleasure of attending a tour of both Minneapolis and the Marvin Windows and Doors factory in Warroad, Minnesota.  Coordinated by AW Hastings and the Marvin Design Gallery, the itinerary included private tours of the Malcolm Willey House (Frank Lloyd Wright) and the Purcell-Cutts House (William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie).  The highlight was a private tour given by architect Joan Soranno who, along with her husband and business partner, designed the spectacular Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum which has won numerous awards, including the 2014 AIA Honor Award  for Architecture. Click here to see additional photos of David’s trip. DSC_0049

MSB Design Award

As Design Chair, David presented the Spirit of Bath Award to Dennis and Pat Ruppel, owners of a new pocket park on Front Street in Bath, at the Main Street Bath Annual Dinner last week.  Accepting the award was the designer, Michelle Grover, BLA, and builder Ryan Grover, both with Great Works Landscape. This new park is nestled between two brick buildings, and generously uses granite and brick, along with drought-tolerant foliage as a welcomed park in our downtown. IMG_7780

Views from the job site

Another selective make-over in Freeport is currently under construction by Long Cove Builders. A new window seat wall, skylights, and new south-facing windows is sure to bring in much-desired light. Phase 2 involves a new front entry, reorganized interior spaces off the entry, and new second floor amenities. IMG_7968

Calling all Mural Artists

The Design Committee of Main Street Bath has just posted a request for artists who are interested in  improving this concrete wall at 13 Vine Street in Bath. This wall is the first thing visitors see coming into Bath from the north. Open this document  for more information, including the scope of the project and the approval process. Please pass this along to someone you feel would be interested in this exciting project to help improve our cityscape. conc

On the Drawing Board

A low, one-story ranch is getting a completely new face lift and new views to a small cove off Sebago Lake.  Living spaces are now placed towards the water, and bedrooms have been moved from the basement to a new second floor to enjoy even better views of the water. milley
Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Minneapolis
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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