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From SevenDaysVT.com – read the full story! Groundbreaking is today, Aug. 25, 2017 in Waitsfield. In April 2016, Lawson’s Finest Liquids announced that it would move from Sean and Karen Lawson’s home in Warren to a larger, more visitor-friendly space in Waitsfield. Now, after more than a year of planning and preparation, the Lawsons will close on the property at […]

From the Lawson’s Finest blog: Lawson’s Finest Liquids is excited to announce the construction kickoff of our new brewery, retail store and taproom in Waitsfield, Vermont! A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the warehouse building located at 155 Carroll Road on Friday August 25 at 3pm, followed by a celebration until 7pm. Vermont Governor […]

Austin Design has been honored to partner with the Northampton Brewery four times on significant expansion projects. They now hold the title of the oldest brewpub in New England. Congratulations to Janet Egelston-Cichy and the gang! It was August 1987, and then-President Ronald Reagan had recently challenged Soviet Union President Mikael Gorbachev to “tear down […]

From MassLive’s announcement: Tree House Brewing Company opened its new heavily anticipated 55,000-square-foot brewery in Charlton this past weekend. The move represents a huge step forward for one of the state’s top breweries, which has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. The new facility will take Tree House’s brewing capacity from 300 barrels per week, to up to […]

Several ADi staff attended the Conference in White River Junction, VT on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  Organizers have said they had 330 attendees from over 60 communities and 5 states participate this year. Skip to :33 for the Keynote address if you’d like! Video by CATV 8/10 in the Upper Valley.

    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 […]