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    Several Austin Design staff members joined the Western Massachusetts AIA chapter for a tour of the brand-new UMASS Amherst Design Building on Friday, Feb. 3rd. The 87,200-sf mass timber building, one of the first of its kind in Massachusetts – indeed, among American universities overall – was designed by Leers Weinzapfel and opens […]

 The new brewery in Stowe; photo by Jen Kimmich of The Alchemist, via Boston Globe, design by ADi. Rumor has it the lines will begin forming this Friday on Cottage Club Road in Stowe, Vermont. According to the Boston Globe: “We’ll probably just open up one day,” says Jen Kimmich, in a what-may-be-futile attempt to control […]

UMASS DESIGN BUILDING TOUR When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 Where: UMASS Amherst Campus Center, followed by tour of Design Building LUs: 2.5 HSW (must attend tour) Members of the team for the Design Building at UMASS, an 87,500-sf mass timber project currently under construction, will share insights regarding the design process and lessons learned to […]

“I also want to thank our architects Bill Austin and John Guminak who designed this incredible clubhouse and Lillian Bogossian who provided the interior design.” Jim Barnes, President     The Hermitage Club threw a big party a week and a half ago (October 11, 2014) to show off the new base lodge to their […]

The stunningly-restored interior of the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, Vermont, host venue for the Strolling of the Heifer’s Slow Living Summit plenary sessions. Austin Design is fortunate to be practicing architecture in a naturally beautiful and artistically-diverse area, right here in western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. Last week, Brattleboro hosted the 13th Annual 2014 edition […]

A Zero Net Energy home by Austin Design in Colrain, MA Just a few weeks ago, on the brink of a big winter storm alert, Bryan and Rich from the Austin Design office took a road trip to Vantem Panels in nearby Brattleboro, Vermont. Vantem was hosting an information-packed training seminar presented by Sam Rashkin, […]

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial by Maya Lin (1982) in Washington, DC Bryan Louisell and Peter Webster from Austin Design travelled to Smith College in Northampton, MA last Tuesday evening to hear Maya Lin deliver the 11th Annual Miller Lecture in Art and Art History. It was a bit of a homecoming for Lin on several counts: […]

Austin Design Inc.‘s fourth and most comprehensive  architectural renovation for the Northampton Brewery is well underway. At nearly three decades old, the western Massachusetts restaurant is the oldest operating brewpub in New England; since pouring the first pint on August 10th, 1987, owner Janet Egelston has partnered with Austin Design several times to improve and expand […]