Reflecting on 31-years of Maine's architectural history as we look forward to our 2016 Design Awards Celebration.

Our Design Committee has been busily planning the 2016 Design Awards Celebration, which is now less than a week away.

We are looking forward to gathering in the Fort Andross Mill in Brunswick, where all of the award submissions (over 60 projects) will be on display.  We will hear from Elizabeth Gray, founding principal and a partner at Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT, as she discusses this year’s submissions and describes the jury process and results. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite projects in three categories (single family/residential, commercial/institutional, and the new under $100,000 category) for the “People’s Choice” award.  More information and registration can be found here

With all of the excitement so close, I thought it would be fun to look back on the history of the program.

Since 1985, our chapter has conducted a biennial a juried review of Maine architecture. The program's 31-year history has provided AIA Maine with a rich archive of contemporary Maine architecture, one that includes a brief history of the times and concerns in which the projects were produced. 

Click on the image above to take a look back through time to see how architecture in the state has evolved since the program started. 

Our more recent Design Awards Programs are compiled in digital archives.  
2010 award winners2012 award winners, and 2014 award winners.

Thank you to those of who have shared your work with AIA Maine over the years. 

Jeannette Schram, Executive Director

Jeannette Schram