Design Wire March 2018

PORTSIDE REAL ESTATE GROUP has reopened their Falmouth office in a renovated building at 417 US Route 1 in Falmouth. Along with Debbie Kingry of Foreside Design, owner Dava Davin and her husband, Jim Davin, designed the space to incorporate sustainable elements, such as spray-foam insulation, high-efficiency windows, and natural gas heating systems, as well as artistic touches—a barn door crafted from salvaged boards separates the copy center and kitchenette. Additional agent offices and community gathering spaces create a larger home for the Portside team, while vaulted ceilings and a large gas fireplace contribute to a comfortable and professional environment in the offices. Portland’s Barrett Made built rustic details into the space, including exposed beams and shiplap, that contrast with the custom wood-and-metal open staircase by Windham Millwork and the expansive glass walls offering views toward the woods.

Snow Kreilich Architects has received the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award—the highest AIA honor, awarded to firms that have consistently produced high-quality architecture for at least ten years. Based in Minneapolis, Snow Kreilich Architects is known for its contemporary design of the land ports of entry in Warroad, Minnesota, and Van Buren, Maine. Influenced by Acadian culture as well as abstract concepts including surveillance and camouflage, the VAN BUREN PORT OF ENTRY BUILDING received a 2016 AIA Honor Award, 2014 GSA Design Award, and 2014 American Architecture Award, among other honors.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation has awarded its first $25,000 Fellowship in the Visual Arts to artists and collaborators Wade Kavanaugh of Bethel and Stephen B. Nguyen of Portland. Jeffrey Peabody, vice president and director of New York City’s Matthew Marks Gallery, and Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, selected Kavanaugh and Nguyen from over 200 applicants. The artists are known for their expansive installations crafted from paper and wood. Along with the prize money and a studio residency program, the fellowship offers recipients a solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland.

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