May 2017 eNews 
DM|A Newsletter
May 2017  (No. 57)
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The Stetson Brim

The Stetson Brim will begin construction later this spring by East Shore Builders. The design of an addition to an old house in Brunswick not only captures views of the back woods, but by cantilevering over the sloping back yard, will create a wonderful sense of floating among the trees.
2030 Challenge

DMA has accepted the 2030 ChallengeBecause buildings consume almost half of the energy consumed in the US, the goal of 2030 is that  all new building and major renovation projects be carbon-neutral by the year 2030. A stepped process, the goal today is to reduce  fossil fuel and greenhouse gas-emitting reductions to 70% below the regional average for that building type.
Views from the job site

Roof trusses have started to be installed at the Patriot Insurance Company office building in Yarmouth by Landry/French. Typically, 6 or 8 trusses are constructed on the ground using the jig in the foreground of the photo then a crane sets these pods in place on top of the steel perimeter beams.

Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare on the Kennebec, is bringing William Shakespeare's comedy, The Taming of The Shrew, to the Chocolate Church Arts Center, May 5 and 6 at 7pm, May 7 at 2pm, again May12 and 13 at 7pm and finally May13 at 2pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Cathy plays Biondello and is enjoying this production directed by John Willey.

Views from the Jobsite

The steel has been set for a 24' sliding door at the Harpswell Get Away main house by Oceanside Builders. With tolerances of less than 1/8" over the span, it is critical that the design and construction are coordinated. The opening will offer wonderful views of Ridley Cove. When opened, the glass doors slide into hidden pockets.

Homewood Bound

Finishing touches are happening at Homewood Bound in Yarmouth by Rideout & Turner. This horizontal wood railing looks down to the living room below, with a tongue and groove wood accent ceiling to highlight the space.
On the Drawing Board

Overlooking Dipper Cove in Harpswell, DMA is working to reorganize an existing house to try and simplify some of its architectural elements. By selectively updating various elements of this house, DMA is creating some interesting and unique spaces.

Color study for Goose Ledge in Harpswell
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