Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Event of Interest | Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

SAVE THE DATE! 
From: Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

Please join us at Mechanics' Hall on Wed. Oct. 10th at 7pm when Maine Historian Earle Shettleworth will lecture on the untold story of Hall architect Thomas J. Sparrow. The title of Shettleworth's talk is "Buildings for All Times and Seasons: The Work of Thomas J. Sparrow, Portland’s First Professional Architect". 

The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom at 519 Congress Street (across from MECA and Portland Media Center). Visuals to accompany. Refreshments will be available. Patron tickets will also be available. They will include priority seating and a cocktail hour at 6pm with Shettleworth in the MCMA library - hors d'oeuvres provided by David's restaurant.

This is a ticketed event to benefit a new era of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, or MCMA, and support the work of its current mission which is to inspire and enrich the community by promoting ingenuity, creativity, innovation, and the diffusion of useful knowledge. Today’s Maine Mechanics are members of the modern makers movement. They are innovators, inventors, and artisans building a community that is creative, ingenious, skilled, and entrepreneurial. Mechanics' Hall is their gathering space for connecting, learning, and social enjoyment.  Ticketing link and more info to come over the next month. MaineMechanics.org

Hope to see you there! 

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Sep
1
5:00 PM17:00

Call for Submissions: 2018 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can be applied within the discipline. One grant will be dedicated to design and health principles.

Deadline: September 1

Submit your proposal

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Aug
13
11:59 PM23:59

2018 MAINE MASS TIMBER DESIGN COMPETITION

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DESIGN ABSTRACT

Remote Mass Timber Wilderness Lodge

Maine Huts & Trails maintains a network of backcountry trails and remote wilderness lodges woven through the woods and mountains of western Maine that provide a unique opportunity to explore and discover this beautiful region. The goal of this year’s competition is to study and develop a design for a new hut on a established backcountry site, as well as to explore the implementation of mass timber construction technologies in a remote location. A detailed Design Brief is available here and response to questions will be posted to this site until the close of registration in August. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to professionals and students
  • Open to teams of up to four members
  • Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged

DEADLINES

  • Registration Opens: Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Registration Closes: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17th at 5:00 pm E ST

 

FEES

Registration is free

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

First Prize project will be recognized with a $5,000 award. Winners will be announced at the October 11th Awards Ceremony at University of Maine Mass Timber Conference at University of Maine, Orono, Maine All entries will be displayed at the Awards Ceremony, and on our website.

JURY

The 2018 jury will be based in Portland, Oregon

WEBSITE

Registration and additional information can be found at: mainemasstimberdesign.org

QUESTIONS

Please direct inquiries to info@mainemasstimberdesign.org

Responses related to the the design brief and site information will be posted at: mainemasstimberdesign.org

SPONSORS

This Economic Development Administration-funded design competition is being sponsored through a collaborative effort of the following organizations:

  • AIA Maine
  • Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center 
  • University of Maine - College of Engineering 
  • University of Maine Augusta's Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program 
  • Passivhaus Maine
  • Maine Huts & Trails
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Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Design Mixer / hosted by angela adams

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In collaboration with AIA Maine, angela adams is happy to host a night of design, conversation and inspiration for our local residential and commercial design trade community.

 
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2018 AIA Maine Design Awards Celebration
May
16
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 Maine’s best architectural projects in a unique space on the Fore River in Portland. 

Join us to vote for your favorite building.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

CONTRIBUTORS:

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May
9
8:00 AM08:00

Maine Wood + Sustainability Conference

  • University of Southern Maine/ Abromson Community Education Center (map)
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The Maine Wood + Sustainability Conference May 9 in Portland features practitioners in innovative design, high-performance construction and sustainable forestry.
The keynote speaker is Tom Chung, principal architect of the award-winning Design Building at UMass Amherst, one of the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings constructed on the East Coast.

Conference presenters include a CLT manufacturer, architects, builders, foresters and wood producers. 

The conference is jointly organized by AIA Maine, passivhaus MAINE and Local Wood WORKS.

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Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Demystifying Fellowship: Part Two

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If you are considering applying to become an AIA Fellow in 2018, it’s time to get started.
Please join AIA Maine Fellows Pamela Hawkes, Gunnar Hubbard, and Scott Simons for a discussion of the practical realities of applying for Fellowship. A gathering has been planned for Wednesday, April 11th at 5:00 at the Scott Simons Architects studio in Portland. There will be a video presentation followed by a question and answer period and a discussion of “how to get started”.

 
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Mar
1
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. 

FREE EVENT
OPEN TO ALL
light food provided.

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Feb
26
8:30 AM08:30

Climate Change Messaging Workshop

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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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Oct
26
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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Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Demystifying Fellowship + Social

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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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Aug
30
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 

WEDNESDAY AUG. 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:30
BUNKER BREWING CO.
17 WESTFIELD STREET, D
PORTLAND, ME 04102

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Aug
26
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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Apr
28
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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Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Events of Interest

IBC TRAINING SESSIONS: FIRE RISKS OF INTERIOR FINISHES  and USE OF FIRE AND SMOKE SEPARATIONS  
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
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2017 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference
May 2-3, 2017
Portland, ME
Learn More

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Jan
27
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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