July 2017 eNews 
DM|A Newsletter
July 2017  (No. 59)
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Down East Magazine

DMA was named Best Architect in Maine in Down East magazine's annual Best of Maine issue in July. Winners are selected for one of two categories: the Reader's Choice or the Editor's Choice. Congratulations to this year's winners, and thank you Down East magazine for our Reader's Choice award!
Leadership Summit

For the third year in a row, DMA was invited to attend the New England COTE Leadership Summit. This year's summit in Burlington, VT, sponsored by the New England AIA Committee on the Environmental Chapters, was highlighted by the keynote address by Clark Brockman, AIA, LEED Fellow, a national leader in architecture and planning and climate responsive design.
Views from the job site

Brick veneer and precast concrete are being installed at the Patriot Insurance Company corporate headquarters. Along with many of the windows already in place, the exterior is taking shape nicely. Construction by Landry/French.

Buddy's Barrel House

Finishing touches and art are being installed at this multi-purpose building (the first floor has both retail and small office possibilities). The second floor includes a three-bedroom rental unit right in downtown Boothbay Harbor. A new gable facade to incorporate a stair, as well as a bridge to the attic bedrooms, helped change the aesthetic of this old house. Finished photos to follow soon.

Sea Glass Cottage

The Sea Glass Cottage sits high on ledges in Harpswell overlooking the New Meadows River. Prior to the sale of the property, DMA had confirmed for the new owner  that shoreland zoning restrictions would not prohibit the project. A small addition and major renovation included a new master bedroom suite to serve multiple families. Construction by Senecal Construction Services.

Lost Peaks Tour

A few years ago David, Brock, Scott, and Joe attempted to summit the peaks along the Presidential Range in New Hampshire. They missed 5 peaks that weekend, and their attempt this year was foiled by very bad weather. Two peaks were crossed off the list, including Mt Adams, the second highest, but if you want to know what 60 mph winds and rain looks like, follow this link:  https://youtu.be/rNzLb9Z3Dew
Berrie's Hearing and Optical

The new owner of  Berries's Hearing and Optical  needed a design for a face lift of their storefront along Maine Street in Brunswick, as  it was time for an update. DMA removed the large shingle roof overhang, and brought back some of the original design elements from this circa 1854 building, adding a little modernity to their store. The project required Brunswick Village Review Board approval, and was constructed by East Shore Builders.

Clouds rolling in on Mt Washington
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