Design Wire January 2018

Portland, Maine, Bayside Anchor building designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects, built by Wright-Ryan Construction and owned by Avesta Housing.

SCATTERGOOD DESIGN ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING of Portland, GO LOGIC of Belfast, ELLIOTT AND ELLIOTT ARCHITECTURE of Blue Hill, and KAPLAN THOMPSON ARCHITECTS of Portland received awards at the 2017 AIA New England Design Awards. The Maine firms created 4 of the 25 winning projects, with 275 projects submitted for consideration.

Portland’s HOME REMEDIES has unveiled a new collection of found and vintage decor, furniture, textiles, and more, called TREASURE. Each unique piece, such as a set of vintage glasses from the 1939 New York World’s Fair or a retro metal tray with yellow Lucite handles, is sourced from antique stores, flea markets, estate sales, and other locations around New England.

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce honored Kim Swan of the Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty with its 2017 Cadillac Award. Each year, the Cadillac Award recognizes a community member who demonstrates leadership, service, sacrifice, and excellence. In 2017 Swan was executive producer for The Fire of ’47, a Bar Harbor Historical Society film about the 1947 fire that burned 17,188 acres on Mount Desert Island. The award also recognized Swan for her support of the Parish House group home as well as additional community initiatives.

BRIBURN recently designed a new high school building at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport. The design meets net-zero energy demands, as well as Passive House and Maine Advanced Building Program certifications. KAPLAN THOMPSON ARCHITECTS designed major recent renovations and additions, including an administration wing, multipurpose classrooms for music and performing arts, and a cafe and commercial kitchen.