June 2018 eNews 
DM|A Newsletter
June 2018  (No. 70)
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Alisson's Restaurant

Two years ago DMA designed a major face lift to Alisson's Restaurant  in Kennebunkport. At the time, the bar was not touched. However, due to a great response to our design, the owners asked us to redesign the bar to align with the contemporary restaurant theme. Backlit, patterned glass in a stainless steel frame provides backdrop for glasses, mugs, and bottles. Photography by Carol Liscovitz, interior design by Jeanne Handy Designs, and construction by Leo Richardson.
On the Rocks

A very small building envelope and a steeply sloping site demands a creative approach to a 1,200 sf house in West Bath. Our approach is to tread lightly on the site by cantilevering the floor above the ledge. A single slope roof will open toward views of the cove and help provide privacy along the gravel road. The two bedroom house is nestled around a large rock outcropping to further blend into the landscape.
AIA Maine Awards

David and I attended the Biannual AIA Maine Awards celebration in Portland recently. It's always fun to reconnect with our Maine architects, contractors, and friends. For a list of honor and merit awards and citations, visit the AIA Maine webiste. Next year begins an annual awards celebration.
Mad Hatter's Ball

Main Street Bath is hosting a gala in the Bath Library Park on Saturday August 11 from 6:30 to 10 pm. One of MSB's largest fundraisers, the Mad Hatter's Ball is sure to be a blast with great food and drinks...cocktail attire and a creative hat is encouraged. Music by Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations. Tickets are available at our office for $50 each, please email Cathy to arrange tickets or stop by our office.

Maine Wood Conference

David recently attended the Maine Wood + Sustainability Conference in Portland. Sponsored by AIA Maine, Passivhaus Maine, and Local Wood WORKS, the conference brought together architects, engineers, builders, and manufacturers to find ways to create a more sustainable Maine wood-based economy with the use of mass timber, cross-laminated timbers and panelized construction.

Views from the Jobsite

It's coming down to the deadline at Harpswell Get-Away and the finished product is looking great. The exterior is just about complete except for the two-story screen porch and Douglas Fir pergola above the patio. Cabinets are being installed and the tile is looking beautiful in the bathrooms. Interior design by Bradley Bowden in Chicago.
Bye Bye Birdie / Macbeth

Cathy has been cast as Mae Peterson in  Maine State Music Theater's 2018 production of Bye Bye Birdie. Tickets are going fast because there are only two shows on Monday July 30 (2 pm and 7:30 pm) and are available here.
 DMA has a couple of actors in our office...Billy is also in William Shakespeare's Macbeth which is playing at the Chocolate Church this coming weekend June 8, 9 
and 10. Tickets are available here.
On the Drawing Board

An old and tired house in West Bath, with multiple additions over the years, now has a new family member as owner. Working with DMA, stunning new views will be opened to the water, and high ceilings with new cathedral ceilings will bring much needed light to this house.

Class of 1989, Roger Williams University School of Architecture, and roommates - Doug's father's memorial.
From L to R: David M, Peter, Doug, Scott, David V
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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