2017 AIA Maine Member Achievements

Every year, AIA Maine acknowledges the accomplishments and achievements of our members at our annual meeting.

Below is a list of the many ways our members are positively imapcting their communities.


  • AIA New England Design Awards
    • Scattergood Design - Honor Award Milembe Secondary School Science Labs, Misungwi District, Tanzania
    • GO Logic - Honor Award - Wellesley Residence
    • Kaplan Thompson Architects - Citation Award - Bayside Anchor Apartments
    • Elliott + Elliott architecture - Citation Award - House on an Island
  •  Marvin Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award 2017
    • Priestley + Associates Architecture  - Gallery Addition
    • Whitten Architects  - Family Farmhouse
  • Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award Nominee
    • Gawron Turgeon Architects - The Mooring Memory Care
  • Grand Aurora Award, Best Commercial Project
    • WBRC Architects Engineers - R.E. Crawford Headquarters, Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • IIDA International Healthcare Award
    • Gawron Turgeon Architects -  The Mooring Memory Care
  • IIDA New England Healthcare Design Award Nominee
    • Gawron Turgeon Architects - Stroudwater Lodge Assisted Living  


  • Lower Merion Township Historic Preservation Award
    • Barba + Wheelock - Ulmer Family Light Lab on the Lower School campus of for Friends’ Central School’s in Merion, Pennsylvania
  • Greater Portland Landmarks
    • Barba + Wheelock - Merrill Memorial Library Project in Yarmouth
  • Maine Historic Preservation Award
    • Barba + Wheelock -  Merrill Memorial Library Project in Yarmouth
    • Gawron Turgeon Architects - Plummer School


  • PDT Architects
    • Achieved LEED Gold - Capital Judicial Center Capital Judicial Center
  • GO Logic
    • Passivhaus Internation certification - Alnoba
    • 10 projects completed at or near Passive House performance standard
  • Scott Simons Architects
    • The new Residence Hall at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences - achieved Net-Zero Energy
    • The Education Center at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a joint venture between Scott Simons Architects and Maclay Architects, became officially certified as Net-Zero Energy. 


  • Carol A. Wilson Architect - AIA Princeton Architectural Press published: Northern Exposure, Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect.
  • Ann Fontaine-Fisher, AIA practice leader at PDT - featured in Maine Home and Design

  • GO Logic - Numerous publications including Design New England and the Boston Globe

  • WBRC Architects Engineers – including a Maine Home & Design, Profile on Aura and High Profile Facilities News –STEM Design article by Kris Kowal, AIA. 


  • Gawron Turgeon Architects
    • Stroudwater Lodge Assisted Living showcased in the 2017 Environments for Aging Design Showcase
  • GO Logic
    • Launch of "GO Home” website catered to Passive House standard low-cost single family residential
    • Launch of “GO Lab” advancing MTI-supported, innovative Low-Density Fiberboard insolation production in Maine
    • Selected as architect for College of the Atlantic Center For Human Ecology (in partnership with Susan T. Rodriguez | Architecture * Design)
  • PDT Architects
    • celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1977 by Lyndon D. Keck, AIA and David C. Webster, AIA.
    • Acquired by CHA Consulting, Inc., a 950-person engineering firm based in Albany, NY.
    • PDT Architects launched a new logo and website.
    • The Mars Rover, PDT’s ‘Puppy Love’ entry in the Creative Office Pavilion / Herman Miller Design Challenge 2017, tied for 1st Place. 


  • Judy Johnson, AIA of Harriman – Member of AIA Strategic Council
  • Carol Wilson AIA of Carol A. Wilson Architect - serves on the Board of Directors for Engine. "AIA Maine Design Committee exhibited the AIA Maine Awards for the first time in southern Maine at Engine in Biddeford.  Engine was thrilled to have this exhibit and it created a new dialogue in that community.  I know that it was a lot of extra work for the Committee, but it is proof that getting the work out, especially in images and photographs, adds to our communities and their understanding and vision for architecture.  A big thanks from Engine."
  • Brian M. Curley, AIA, president of PDT - served as vice president of MEREDA
  • Gunnar Hubbard,FAIA of  Thornton Tomasetti -  Member of 2018 AIA National Committee on the Environment
  • Phil Kaplan, AIA of Kaplan Thompson Architects - President of the Board of NESEA
  • Ryan Kanteres, AIA of Scott Simons Architects - elevated to Senior Associate
  • Kayla Caron, AIA of Scott Simons Architects - elevated to Associate
  • David C. Webster, AIA of PDT - served as past president on the board of GrowSmart Maine.
  • Ann Fontaine-Fisher, AIA and Matthew Pitzer, AIA of PDT Architects - hosted a meeting of the Maine Health Care Engineers Society and delivered a presentation on their conversion of 161 Marginal Way for two health care practices.

Jeannette Schram