Design Wire June 2018
Rockwell Kent’s home and studio on Monhegan Island has been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program. The grant-based program is dedicated to preserving places where American art has been made. Kent’s home is located 12 miles off the Maine coast, which inspired many of his paintings.
Architect Leigh Sherwood has joined Lavallee Brensinger Architects as an education studio design principal. Sherwood has more than 30 years of experience and has worked on academic buildings, science labs, performing arts centers, and athletic facilities.
Brightbuilt Home, based in Portland, has added an in-law flat/ guesthouse option to its offering of netzero energy homes. According to the company, the predesigned dwellings are made to benefit multigenerational households and short-term renters. The units, which can be moved to other sites after being installed, start at $135,000.
Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast has been recognized by Efficiency Maine for its new school building. The energy-efficient building was designed and built by Go Logic, an architecture and construction firm in Belfast.