Design Wire November 2017

COASTAL ENTERPRISES, INC. (CEI), a community development financial institution, has recently received LEED Platinum accreditation for its new headquarters in Brunswick. CEI worked with CWS Architects and Thornton Tomasetti to design and construct a reflective white roof, maximize natural light exposure in conference rooms and interior spaces, and source regional and recycled materials. In addition, AlliedCook Construction installed a groundwater-source heat pump and cooling system powered by a photovoltaic system.

Four students from the CENTER FOR FURNITURE CRAFTSMANSHIP were recently honored in the postsecondary school division at the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) Fresh Wood competition at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. Winning projects include Joe Brown’s Ash cabinet, Evan Boyle’s Pua side table, Claire Scully’s Wave shelf, and Stephanie Lunieski’s Suspension table.

GO LOGIC has recently launched GO Lab, a research and development firm intended to innovate sustainable, high-performance building products. Partnering with chemist and materials engineer Joshua Henry, GO Lab plans to develop and market wood-based insulation panels that will challenge the market dominance of fossil fuel–based products.

INTEGRITY FROM MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS has named two Maine companies, Priestley and Associates Architecture and Whitten Architects, as winners of the 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Awards. Seven projects using Integrity windows and doors were honored out of a total of 139 entries from across the country. Priestley and Associates Architecture received the award for its residential gallery addition in Owls Head, while Whitten Architects was chosen for an open-concept farmhouse in Brunswick.

LANE PRESS has been awarded Sappi Printer of the Year awards for publications by Maine Home+Design magazine and Eat Maine. Maine Home+Design’s April 2016 issue received the gold award in the Magazines-Web category, while the 2016 Eat Maine guide received silver. Since 1999 the Sappi Printer of the Year awards have recognized achievement in printed communications.