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From Greenfield Community TV. Our project manager for this community-building project, Helaina Balcanoff, leads off the footage helping to frame a wall (right foreground)!

Austin Design’s brewery client Zack Livingston is almost ready to open his Floodwater Brewing Co. in Buckland, MA. He’ll be producing, retailing, and pouring his own brews riverside at 40 State Street. A public hearing is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 8, when the Selectboard considers a Farmer Series Pouring Permit License for Floodwater Brewing Co. […]

 ADi staff designer Helaina Balcanoff has been spearheading our collaboration with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity on this worthy project. Article by Joshua Solomon, in the Greenfield Recorder, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. After building several homes in Montague the past few years, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity will begin building its first home in Greenfield in […]

The Summer 2017 edition of University of Vermont’s Vermont Quarterly magazine has a feature article on The Craft of Brewing, featuring UVM alumni. Two of the three breweries featured are Austin Design’s clients. Nice shot of The Alchemist above. And the other nice folks are Lawson’s Finest. We’re in good company…

Link to the post by the @HermitageClub on Twitter. This looks very familiar. Austin Design is working on redesigns for new townhome construction by Cameo Builders at Powderhorn Village, at the base of Haystack Mountain, home of The Hermitage Club in Wilmington, Vermont.    

From the Daily Hampshire Gazette:  Sarah Hastings has created her own solution to keeping a roof over her head — 190 sf of  self-built living space with a view of Hadley, Massachusetts farmland. It’s called a tiny house; unfortunately, it is illegal. Regulations on the books (both state and local) make such diminutive, semi-portable homes non-conforming […]

Austin Design’s Miller residence, a spectacularly executed cluster of elegant structures with a dramatic hilltop view, is featured on the cover of Portland Home Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2015 issue. The full online digital version may be viewed here.

As the proud owners casually said on Facebook: “Anyone interested in checking out how the construction of the new Alchemist brewery in Stowe is progressing? Beware, there is some pretty awesome drone footage in this one.” Hold on to your hats.

OK, it’s time to ruthlessly blend some metaphors. In one or two paragraphs, we’re going to connect our architectural firm and its clients, social responsibility, marketing, social media, and the meaning of life. Tight-lipped Yankees from Massachusetts and Vermont, we are not; well, sometimes. Keep in mind these musings are conceptual only and not suitable […]

We recently added our Vermont Mountain House to our profile on Houzz; it’s been getting some nice attention, as the project is a true showcase for master craftsmanship and attention to detail. Houzz is a popular user-driven building and remodeling inspiration site and has become wildly popular in only four years; the platform has over […]

Guiding principles can be timely as well as timeless: doing more with less, integrating for efficiency,  embracing appropriate innovation. It’s good to keep one’s finger on the pulse and read the winds of change. Novelty may pass or mature into relevancy – one of these these transitioning technologies has been 3D printing. With the advent […]

Austin Design has just added two more three-dimensional Sketchfab models to our architectural firm’s website: a compact cabin and a full-sized residence. We’re quite pleased to be able to add this brand-new sharing and visualizing resource to our toolbox. Sketchfab’s interactive viewer is a valuable addition to our ability to communicate with our clients and […]

Inspiration is where you find it and Houzz has got it in spades. This fast-growing website is the leading online resource for visually-driven searches in the architectural and interior design fields. It’s like Pinterest on a single-minded mission: it all revolves around building, remodeling, and decorating a home. Reaching beyond Massachusetts, Vermont, and New England […]

From sketches to Sketchfab, architecture has come a long way, and Austin Design is on that ride. In addition to the requisite two-dimensional drawings and blueprints, architects have been long been using models to demonstrate concepts to clients (and themselves) in a visually comprehensible manner. Even the ancient Egyptian pyramid designers used models to show […]

A recent post on the Seattle-based Build LLC blog seems tailor-made to mesh with our own recent initiatives here at Austin Design Inc. (ADi): to consciously embrace and enhance our place on the web. As architects working in Massachusetts, Vermont, and further afield, we find ourselves grounded in the traditions and disciplines of New England, […]