DESIGN WIRE – JANUARY 2015
DESIGN WIRE – January 2015
1) MAINE AUDUBON announced that it has partnered with ReVision Energy to install a 74,000-kilowatt solar system at its Gilsland
Farm headquarters in Falmouth. The installation consists of six solar trackers and a rooftop array on the Environmental Center, which will produce roughly 84 percent of Gilsland Farm’s electricity. The system will be one of the largest solar projects installed by a conservation organization in the state. Construction began on October 27 and will be completed by the end of the year. The solar system is expected to offset 37 tons of carbon emissions each year.
maineaudubon.org 2) KAPLAN THOMPSON ARCHITECTS has added Camila Atkins to its tight-knit team. Before coming to Portland, Camila worked in St. Louis and Washington, D.C., after receiving her bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma. With four of her ARE exams complete, she is well on her way to becoming a licensed architect. With a strong background in interior design, Camila has been an important part of the team for a new restaurant project in Boston. She is also working on several single-family homes that are currently in various design phases. kaplanthompson.com 3) PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART installed artist Robert Indiana’s sculpture Seven outside the museum, and unveiled it to the public on the 7th of November. The PMA is located at 7 Congress Square, and the sculpture’s placement in front of the Museum’s entrance is meant to affirm the PMA’s presence in the city. The statue, which weighs upwards of 3,000 pounds and is placed on a 22-inch-thick concrete base, is part of a broader effort from the PMA to engage with the populace of Portland on a daily basis.