2018 AIA Maine Design Awards Celebration
5:30 PM17:30

2018 AIA Maine Design Awards Celebration

Celebrate Maine’s Best Architecture

Join us for the AIA Maine Design Awards 2018 Celebration. Our biennial program recognizes excellence in Maine architecture. 

Experience an evening of great architecture and design, showcasing over 60 of Maine’s best architectural projects in a unique space on the Fore River in Portland. 

Join us to vote for your favorite building.



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5:30 PM17:30

Women in Design + Construction | West End 2-unit Condominium Tour

  • 382 Danforth Street Portland, ME, 04102 United States (map)
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 Rendering provided by Constance Bloomfield and Kaplan Thompson Architects

Rendering provided by Constance Bloomfield and Kaplan Thompson Architects

Join us to tour an unusual new 2-unit condominium on Danforth St. in the West End.

This is a collaborative project between Kaplan Thompson Architects and Constance Bloomfield, the Owner/Developer who is also an Architect.

The building successfully bridges the gap between contemporary design and the requirements of historic preservation.  Preliminary drawings were done by Constance and design development and construction drawings were done by Camila Atkins, of Kaplan Thompson. Catherine Callahan of Callahan + LeBleu, LLC is the landscape architect for the project.

As in all Kaplan Thompson projects, great care was taken in the design and execution of the exterior walls, to ensure that the building substantially exceeds state energy requirements.  The units have spectacular views of the Fore River and many other amenities for the future owners. 

light food provided.

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8:30 AM08:30

Climate Change Messaging Workshop


Join the Maine Climate Table and co-hosts passivhausMAINE, AIA Maine and Portland Society for Architecture to explore the results of in-depth research about climatechange messages that resonate especially well with Mainers. This interactive workshop is tailored for communications and policy professionals at nonprofit and for-profit organizations across Maine. Save your seat at the table, Monday February 26th at Cloudport in Portland.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis - Sign Up Today!

Over the past three years, the Climate Table has worked with Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, a national opinion research firm, to help us understand what Mainers think about the impacts of climate change, including what they are seeing in their everyday lives. We've identified opportunities to connect with our neighbors and colleagues on projects and solutions that have the potential to bring communities together. 

We hope you'll join us to learn about the results of this research and to bring your own expertise to bear as we discuss ways to communicate effectively about climate change in Maine. 

Tyler Kidder of Grow Smart Maine and co-chair of Energy Efficiency Sub-Committe of the Climate Table will lead the conversation.  

About the Maine Climate Table
The Maine Climate Table is a broad network of more than 120 organizations and individuals from the nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and business sectors that has been working since 2013 to increase civic engagement and undertake actions aimed at protecting Maine's environment and economy from the adverse impacts of climate change. The group is governed by a Steering Committee currently comprised of the following organizations: Island Institute, Maine Farmland Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Maine People's Resource Center (our fiscal sponsor), Unity College, and Lee International. There are several active subcommittees, each chaired by different organizations, including the Messaging Subcommittee chaired by Liz Rogers of CEI, and the Energy Efficiency Subcommittee chaired by Suzanne McDonald of the Island Institute and Tyler Kidder of GrowSmart Maine.

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5:00 PM17:00

Fall Design Mixer / hosted by angela adams

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Join angela adams to inspire and be inspired at the fall design mixer.

Socialize with fellow design professionals at the angela adams Middle Street storefront.

In collaboration with AIA Maine + MIDA.

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5:00 PM17:00

Demystifying Fellowship + Social


Join us to learn more about the fellowship application process and to make connections with local AIA Maine Fellows who are willing to share their experience. 

Architects who have been AIA members for at least 10 years are eligible to apply for the College of Fellows. However, this event is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the fellowship process.

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5:00 PM17:00

ACE Summer Social

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ACE is a national volunteer group with a chapter in Portland that reaches out to local school to provide information and mentoring to students who are in a S.T.E.M. related career.

To All interested in the fields of architecture, construction, and/or engineering come support the ACE Mentorship Program and engage with your colleagues in the profession!

Come learn more about the Maine Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program 

5:00 PM - 8:30

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5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Shelters by Joe Hemes AIA

August 26 - October 1, 2017
George Marshall Store Gallery
Opening Reception
Saturday, August 26, 5 - 7 pm

Music by Seasmoke
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5
Sunday 1 - 5 and by appointment

Shelters by Joe Hemes
New Illuminated Sculptures

Joe Hemes is an architect and artist who lives with his family in South Portland, Maine. As an artist, he focuses on the manipulation of light to create mystical experiences. His illuminated sculptures cast shadows and project a fabric of colored light. This most recent body of work was initiated during his 2016 Haystack Open Residency. With “Shelters,” Hemes’ intent is to whimsically reveal our universal need for inner sanctum, while illuminating our humanity.

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5:00 PM17:00

Augusta Biennial Design Review Tour

  • University of Maine Augusta Richmond Gallery (map)
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AIA Maine is pleased to partner with University of Maine at Augusta's Architecture Program to showcase the American Institute of Architects – Maine’s 2016 AIA Maine Biennial Design Awards. The exhibition is traveling throughout the state and is currently showcased at UMA's Water Street Gallery.

A reception will be held on Friday, April 28 from 5-7pm and will be a part of Augusta Downtown Alliance’s Art Walk on the same evening.

Featuring over 60 projects from Maine’s local architectural community, the exhibit celebrates the best of Maine’s architecture and showcases the various ways in which architects design buildings that respond to Maine’s natural and built landscape.

The compilation of projects is a result of AIA Maine’s 35-year old Design Awards program. The program solicits projects from member architects for a juried review by a group of nationally prominent peers from outside of the state of Maine. This year’s New Haven-based jury was selected for their individual accomplishments and collective understanding of Maine’s climate and geography. The jury awarded 11 total projects and was impressed with the overall work presented

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4:00 PM16:00

Events of Interest

Wednesday, April 26, 2017  
Randolph, VT   
8:00am - 3:30pm    
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Vermont's Architecture and Construction Expo
Thursday, May 11, 2017
8am - 7pm
Champlain College, Burlington
Learn More

2017 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference
May 2-3, 2017
Portland, ME
Learn More

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to Feb 18

Biddeford Biennial Design Review at Engine in Biddeford

AIA Maine is pleased to partner with Engine to showcase the American Institute of Architects – Maine’s 2016 AIA Maine Biennial Design Awards. The exhibition is traveling throughout the state and makes a stop in Biddeford at Engine from January 27 through February 18.

A reception will be held on Friday, January 27 from 5-7pm.

Featuring over 60 projects from Maine’s local architectural community, the exhibit celebrates the best of Maine’s architecture and showcases the various ways in which architects design buildings that respond to Maine’s natural and built landscape.

The compilation of projects is a result of AIA Maine’s 35-year old Design Awards program. The program solicits projects from member architects for a juried review by a group of nationally prominent peers from outside of the state of Maine. This year’s New Haven-based jury was selected for their individual accomplishments and collective understanding of Maine’s climate and geography. The jury awarded 11 total projects and was impressed with the overall work presented.

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5:15 PM17:15

2016 Annual Meeting with Angela Adams lecture

The Portland Masonic
415 Congress St, Portland, ME
Free for AIA Members + guest

5:15 pm - Meeting
6:00 pm - Angla Adams Lecture
7:00 pm - Reception
Hor d'oeuvres, cash bar

Join us on December 8th for our annual meeting to recognize 2016 member achievements* and be treated to a rare lecture presentation by Angela Adams of angela adams (angelaadams.com).

Based in Portland, Maine, angela adams is a home furnishings company dedicated to the principle that one’s lifestyle should provide a constant source of inspiration. Devoted to a unique translation of the natural world, founders and Maine natives Angela Adams and Sherwood Hamill, along with a talented team, create a comprehensive approach to lifestyle and comfort embodied in each furniture piece, area rug, and textile.

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3:00 PM15:00

2016 AIA Maine Biennial Design Review + GO Logic Tours

Free attendance
Belfast, ME
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Please join us for an opening reception of the Biennial Design Review as well as a tour of two GO Logic projects currently under construction in the Belfast area.

3:00pm - Cornerspring Montessori School Tour
258 Lower Congress Street, Belfast

On a 35-acre site near downtown Belfast, the new school will provide programs for students ranging from toddlers through elementary, and will be built to the highest standards of sustainability, on target to be certified as a Passive House. 

4:00 pm - Private Residence Tour
17 Pitcher Road, Belfast

Situated in Midcoast Maine, this three-bedroom house is a modest 2,100 square feet, designed around the principals of the Passive House standard. The residence, designed and constructed by GO Logic, employs GO Logic’s standard Passive House–level building shell, detailed for energy efficiency with highly insulated walls, ceiling, foundation and includes a ventilation system with heat recovery. 

5:00 pm - Opening Reception
Waterfall Arts
256 High Street, Belfast

AIA Maine's Design Committee is touring the 2016 Design Awards submission program. Waterfall Arts in Belfast will showcase the 2016 project submissions from December 2nd - 23rd.

Carpooling: We will have a few cars traveling to Belfast from the Portland area. Please email: jeannette@aiamaine.org if you are interested in car pooling.

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2:00 PM14:00

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant!

The AIA New York | Center for Architecture is currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant!

Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 

Purpose: To further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. Travel plans should be focused on a selected topic of interest to the individual, rather than as part of a larger humanitarian or institutional endeavor.

Award: $15,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens with a professional degree in architecture as well as full-time practitioners, either licensed or unlicensed. Academics may apply, but must also be practicing architects.

Apply now <http://portal.criticalimpact.com/go/1/bdb90785072147743947229f28c3afba/24741/f597c5adf1432a4a/e1594f7c3b347cef3947229f28c3afba

Questions? Contact scholarships@cfafoundation.org .

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9:00 AM09:00

Wood Innovators Conference & Woodworkers Fair

All day Saturday Oct. 22
Hiram Works
22 Hampshire Street
Hiram, ME 04041
Register: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595425

The Wood Innovators Conference is just three-plus weeks away. Presenters include London tall-wood-building architect Anthony Thistleton and Maine's leading innovators in forestry, wood-fiber product development, construction technologies and heating systems. Join us in finding new ways to create value from Maine's woods.

Check out Waugh Thistleton, very impressive architects in England: http://waughthistleton.com

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7:00 AM07:00


October 21, 2016 7:00 AM
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Tour 5 projects designed by award-winning firm Kennedy Violich Architecture in the greater Boston area including the Tozzer Anthropology Building (pictured above).  Hear firsthand insight from Frano Violich, FAIA, project architects and engineering consultants and contractors.  The tour will end with a social gathering on the outside deck of KVA’s office for wine, cheese and good conversation.  Both Frano Violich and Sheila Kennedy will be available for discussions.  Earn 6 AIA credits  

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How to Do IAQ:  The Diagnostic Building Inspection
7:30 AM07:30

How to Do IAQ: The Diagnostic Building Inspection

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Bates College, Lewiston, ME

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A thorough, diagnostic building investigation can often identify and solve an indoor air quality problem or complaint.  This program will focus on the methods and tools available to employers, building owners, and facility managers to uncover the root cause of an IAQ complaint in a larger building, and provide an overview of the available visual inspection and measurement techniques. This is a "hands-on" training:  participants will be introduced to concepts and techniques in a classroom setting, and then spend the rest of the day practicing these investigative strategies in actual facilities.

Participants will learn:

  • Basic building diagnostic skills
  • What to look for in a building investigation and how to look for it
  • What you can see in a visual inspection
  • What you can measure:  measurement tools and what they tell you
  • Overview of the U.S. EPA Building Air Quality Guide: still the definitive guide for building owners and managers to diagnose and resolve IAQ problems in larger buildings.
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6:30 PM18:30


Lecture: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Alamo Theatre, Bucksport, Maine

Rick Joy, FAIA of Tucson, Arizona will talk about his methodologies and designs. Joy was born in Maine, and established Rick Joy Architects in Tucson after achieving a degree in Architecture at the University of Arizona.

"The simplest things can evoke the deepest feelings," Joy says, "the silence in great music is often more profound than the sounds."  The allure of his architecture is often quietly hidden in the sensual qualities of one's experiences: the sounds, smells, tactile qualities, and moods of his work.

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AIA Maine Tour + Social | Lincoln Academy Applied Technology and Engineering Center (ATEC) + Dormitory
5:30 PM17:30

AIA Maine Tour + Social | Lincoln Academy Applied Technology and Engineering Center (ATEC) + Dormitory

Join us on Thursday, September 15th to socialize with fellow local architects and tour 44 Degrees North Architects' Applied Technology and Engineering Center (ATEC) and new Dormitory Building at Lincoln Academy.

The tour, conducted by Tor Glendinning, Principal Architect at 44 Degrees North Architects will take you through these recently completed buildings, which comprise the biggest changes to the Lincoln Academy campus footprint since the school’s founding in 1801.

The ATEC at Lincoln Academy is a state of the art facility that offers its students a curriculum of integrated engineering sciences and shop technology in a hands-on atmosphere. The 10,300 square foot building is one-of-a-kind for the region. Tucked into the hillside, the building’s thermal exposure is reduced to add to its efficiency. This semi-earthen concept takes advantage of a hillside slope otherwise hard to use. It frees up valuable space, which allowed room for other campus components like the new dormitory and a new turf athletics field.

ATEC features a high-performance insulated envelope and a ground source geothermal heating and cooling system in this all-electric building complement each other in a new standard for efficiency.

Lincoln Academy Dormitory Building
The Lincoln Academy Dormitory building is the first freestanding building built on the campus of Lincoln Academy in 180 years. It is a 37,000 square foot cap project of a three phase international boarding program established in 2010. The building houses 54 male and female students in double and triple room occupancies. It headquarters the international program administration office on the first floor level, along with six family apartment residences for the dedicated support families for the student residents.

The tour will be followed by a social at the Newcastle Publick House.  www.newcastlepublickhouse.com/

This event is hosted by AIA Maine's Design Committee

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to Jul 15

AIA SPEAK UP 2016 | Annual Advocacy Leadership Event

  • Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill (map)
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Speak Up is the AIA’s new annual advocacy leadership event. Debuting in July 2016, Speak Up will be three exciting, dynamic and inspiring days where architects will get new tools and strategies to advocate for their profession and their communities.

Speak Up will feature advocacy training and interactive discussions on how architects can better engage in the legislative and political arenas at the federal, state and local levels. It will bring together AIA members from across the Institute to share winning strategies, learn from political professionals and find new ways to mobilize members to advocate in their communities. And it will offer attendees the option of using their skills to advocate for the AIA’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

Speak Up Will:

  • Connect and grow the number of AIA members engaged in advocacy.
  • Build the capacity of AIA members, committees and chapters to advocate for the profession.
  • Advance AIA's federal agenda with more effective Capitol Hill visits and agency meetings focused on building long-term relationships.

Who Should Attend
Speak Up is open to any AIA member, especially those who believe they can make a difference in the world through engaging in the electoral and legislative process at the national state or local levels. If you are an architect or emerging professional looking to advance the profession while realizing your own potential to lead and change, Speak Up is the event for you.

What Attendees Will Learn
Speak Up’s training sessions will give attendees the chance to hone and expand their advocacy skills. The training sessions will cover skills needed to become advocacy leaders, including:

  • Government and Politics 101
  • How to Craft and Communicate a Winning Message
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Talking to the Media
  • Becoming a Community Leader
  • Building and Motivating Volunteers
  • Building Relationships with Legislators

At the end of the event, you will take home:

  • A network of architecture colleagues from across the country that share your passion, with whom you can share ideas advice and advocacy plans.
  • A Personal Action Plan including organizational and professional advocacy goals you will write that will guide your path to being an advocacy leader.
  • A deeper understanding of the importance of architects engaging in the political and legislative process, and the ability to share that understanding with others.
  • More confidence in your ability to engage with community leaders, legislators, government officials and volunteers.

Registration Information
Speak Up will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Hyatt Regency is only steps from Capitol Hill, making it easy for attendees who choose to visit their Congressional representatives. The room rate at the Hyatt will be $199. Registration will open in mid-March.

Speak Up is open to any member of the AIA. The 2016 registration fee will be $395.

For More Information Visit: http://www.aia.org/advocacy/AIAB107960

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to Jun 2

Lean Construction Institute Design Forum

Registration is now open for the 2016 LCI/P2SL/AIA Lean in Design Forum. Architects and Designers will discover how Lean practices are achieved throughout the design world and implement Lean design principles at your firm. AIA members receive the LCI member rate upon registration. Contact: IGoldberg@Leanconstruction.org

  • June 1-2, Chicago, IL
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