2015 Member Achievements

AIA New England Design Awards

  • Carol A. Wilson Architect - Honor Award - Mills House
  • GO Logic - Honor Award - Little House on the Ferry
  • john gordon | architect - People’s Choice Award – 363 House

AIA Maine SustainABLE for ME Awards

  • john gordon | architect - Honor Award Residential - 363HOUSE
  • Gawron Turgeon Architects - Honor Award Residential —Casa - An Intermediate Care Facility
  • WBRC Architects Engineers - Honor Award Existing Building -  Cross Insurance Arena
  • WBRC Architects Engineers - Merit Award in Public Accommodation - Ocean Ave Elementary School
  • Access Design - Citation Award Residential - Camper Cabin

AIA Maine 2015 COTE Awards


Association for Learning Environments

  • PDT Architects - Lee J. Brockway Award for school renovation/addition projects, - Mt. Blue Campus, Farmington

AIA New Hampshire Design Award

  • Scott Simons Architects - Honor Award - Brewster Academy: Anderson Hall Performing Arts Center

Remodeling Design Awards 2015

  • Elliott + Elliott - Grand Award


  • Elliott + Elliott - Considered Design Awards 2015

MEREDA Top 7 Notable Projects of 2014

  • Gawron Turgeon Architects - Falmouth Schools Redevelopment Project by OceanView
  • Foreside Architects - Seaport Village Healthcare & the Inn at Seaport

Maine Preservation Award

  • WBRC Architects Engineers - Honor Award for Historic Preservation – Eastport Post Office
  • Scott Simons Architects - Hanscom Hall Renovation at Gould Academy
  • Building Envelope Specialists - 
    • U Maine Machias - Powers Hall
    • Kora Temple Lewison Maine
    • USPS Eastport Post office
  • Harriman - Honor Award - Bowdoin College Coles Tower Renovation

S-Lab (Sustainability) Award

  • WBRC Architects Engineers - Laboratory Improvement & Innovation - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, with Perkins + Will

Sustainability Achievements

WBRC Architects Engineers

  • Completes North View Apartments, a Net Zero affordable housingtargeted for five sustainability certifications including LEED Platinum
  • Breaks ground for Sebasticook River Apartments, a Net Zero affordable housing project


  • Colby Miller Library Renovation received LEED Gold certification
  • Bowdoin College Harpswell Road received LEED Gold certification

BRIBURN Architecture for Life

  • Completed the Viridescent House, Maine's First Net Positive Passive House, Falmouth, Maine.
  • Chris Briley became a PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) Certified Passive House Consultant.
  • Chris Briley presented at the 10th annual PHIUS North American Passive House Conference in Chicago.

Kaplan Thompson Architects

  • We launched BrightBuilt Home as a separate entity, so now it is officially it’s own company.
  • Friends School of Portland was completed - this is the first Passive House school in Maine!
  • Jesse Thompson spoke at the PHIUS conference on multifamily Passive House.

PDT Architects

  • LEED for Schools—Certified, Mt. Blue Campus, Farmington
  • Opening of the Capital Judicial Center, Augusta, one of Maine’s most prominent state buildings, and probably its most energy-efficient

Notable Publications

  • Maine Home & Design Magazine - WBRC Architects + Engineers - Profile on Emera Astronomy Center
  • Innovative Design Magazine - WBRC Architects + Engineers - Feature on Emera Astronomy Center
  • High Profile Facilities New - WBRC Architects + Engineers - Cover story on University Credit Union
  • Down East Magazine - BRIBURN - June 2015, featured the Home on Dragonfly Pond.
  • Green & Healthy Homes Maine - BRIBURN - Spring & Summer 2015, featured on cover the Home on Dragonfly Pond.
  • Health Facilities Management Magazine - Gawron Turgeon Architects - Settings for Seniors: Designs to Answer the Challenges of an Aging Population | February 2015
  • House and Homeowner - Carol Wilson Architect - The Architect-Client Relationship, Carol Wilson

Other Firm Awards/Achievements


  • Best Places to Work 2015
  • AIA IDP Firm Award 2015-2018
  • 2015 Tree Street Youth Heartwood Award for Community Service

Kaplan Thompson Architects

  • We designed a new office for KTA and BBH and are moving in a couple weeks!
  • We also participated in hosting the Drink & Crit at NESEA and PSA

Scott Simons Architects

  • Celebrated firm’s 20th anniversary – 1995 – 2015


  • Appoints new firm principal, Laura Adcock AIA

Member Awards/Achievements

  • Gavin L. Engler Assoc. AIA - gave a lecture at his alma mater, Norwich University, titled "Since", regarding all the things learned SINCE leaving school.
  • Carol Wilson AIA - gave a lecture as part of a series sponsored by the Association of Architects New Brunswick, Making Architecture Matter.
  • Alan G. Kuniholm, AIA - president of Portland Society for Architecture
  • David C. Webster, AIA - president of GrowSmart Maine
  • Brian M. Curley, AIA - vice president of MEREDA
  • Eric Stark, AIA - along with the support of faculty and admin of the University of Maine at Augusta, successfully completed phase 2 of the 6-year NAAB accreditation process for the Architecture Program in Augusta.
  • Douglas W. Whitney AIA - WBRC CEO is first architect to be inducted into University of Maine’s Francis Crowe Society as an honorary engineer
  • Scott Simons, AIA
  • Presented at PechaKucha Portland in February 2015
  • Presented at Building Community at PMA – Architalx April 2015
  • Presented at Maine Live in September 2015
  • Gunnar Hubbard, FAIA - Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

Jeannette Schram