Design Wire – December 2013

DESIGN WIRE – December 2013


The CENTER FOR MAINE CONTEMPORARY ART will be expanding in 2015 with the opening of a brand new facility designed by internationally renowned architect Toshiko Mori. The CMCA board of trustees announced their selection of the Maine-based architect in October. According to CMCA director Suzette McAvoy, Toshiko Mori’s firm was a natural choice, since the midcoast company has displayed a true understanding of museum and gallery spaces. Not only has Mori designed numerous private residences in Maine, she was also responsible for the redesign of the interior spaces in the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Widely recognized as one of Maine’s leading art spaces, ELIZABETH MOSS GALLERIES is now gaining international acclaim, thanks to the attention of The site named the Falmouth business, owned by Elizabeth Moss, one of the top galleries in North America. The extensive list features galleries from throughout the country, yet Moss’s collection is the only New England–based business to receive a mention. 

The law firm of NORMAN, HANSON & DETROY recently unveiled its new, contemporary office expansion. The Portland-based firm relied on Maine companies to help renovate the three upper stories of Two Canal Plaza, including Archetype Architects, Whited Planning and Design, Monaghan Woodworks, Capozza Tile, Malone Commercial Brokers, and Cunningham Security. According to the company, every element was designed to increase client comfort and calm.

LINDA BANKS has been a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers since 1984, and on September 19 her firm was honored with multiple first-place awards at the annual ASID Awards Gala in Boston. Out of the nine categories, Banks Design Associates received three first-place Excellence in Design awards, in the categories of Multiple Space, Public Space, and Kitchen. Banks’s own kitchen received the honor of being named the best kitchen in New England.

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