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A story by Caleigh Cross in the Stowe Reporter describes the wide-ranging benefits that can come from a local-centric commitment to your employees, your region, and your roots. Jen and John Kimmich of The Alchemist “walk the talk” at their new brewery and visitor’s center on Cottage Club Road in Stowe, Vermont, and the impact […]

Tree House Brewing’s new facility is taking form, rising from the forested hillside in Charlton, MA. With the aid of a 12-ton crane, the primary steel frame is going up quickly on a clean, well-managed site just south of the Mass Turnpike, seen in this drone shot  from yesterday – November 1, 2016.

Bill and Joan have been abroad, enjoying themselves amidst the grand scenery and ancient traditions of Scotland. Above, St. Andrew’s Cathedral on the River Ness, which links the Beauly and Moray Firths with the famous Loch Ness. Exploring Bill’s ancestral roots necessarily requires a bit of work-related research into the local brew, in this case […]

 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 […]

The Charlton, MA site chosen for Tree House Brewing‘s new production facility and visitor’s center, as it looked on our first visit in November 2015. With The Alchemist ready to throw open the doors on their new brewery in Stowe, VT, Austin Design is delighted to announce that we are well underway with planning for […]

Full article at Boston Magazine, 05.11.2016.  [The Alchemist] …followed up to say they were building a larger production facility and visitors’ center in nearby Stowe, Vt., and Jen Kimmich announced yesterday that it will open in July. “We really just miss the connection with the community. We’re excited to see people again,” she said. “We’ve really been trying […]

Rendering of  the Blessed Sacrament campus on Federal Street in Greenfield, MA, west elevation. The new hall and rectory are on the right and still in development. Design and illustration by Kevin O’Neil of Austin Design, Inc. Rendering of  Greenfield’s Blessed Sacrament parish hall and rectory, east elevation. The structure steps down to a lower […]

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 […]

It’s official and it’s delightful. It is with great pleasure that Austin Design announces we have opened a new office for our architectural firm in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. You can now find us at 167 Main Street, Suite 302. in addition to our existing headquarters in Colrain, Massachusetts. Of course, there’s method to our madness […]

The Alchemist rising, in Stowe, VT.  Isn’t it glorious? Peter brought back his perspective from this week’s site meeting, looking from the mezzanine down the length of the still-wide-open brewery structure. ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎craftbeer‬

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 […]

The steel skeleton for The Alchemist’s new craft brewery facility in Stowe, Vermont begins to take shape.   Photo via Ruggco, Inc.

A new client, a new setting. Like a jewel… Photo: Google Daniel Lanigan’s Lord Hobo Brewing Company opened this past week. Photo: Boston Herald Tom Chalmers checked on progress for Laconia Street residences in Lexington, MA. Photo: Tom Chalmers Small photo, big plans. Last but not least, Peter pulled home 2 tons of Airstreamed aluminum to […]

Architecturally speaking, of course, in Massachusetts, Vermont, and now Connecticut. Yes, it’s a bad pun, but it fits and we’re all about appropriate design, if not upcycling. Building on our previous accomplishments at the Northampton Brewery, Austin Design’s portfolio of work with local breweries and distilleries is heating up these days (you can tell where this […]

Peter and Rich met up with Lawrence George recently – the man bringing craft beer in the form of the Brick and Feather Brewery to the Franklin County town of Turners Falls, Massachusetts. George is taking over a 6ooo square foot space from the former Alpha Stone shop at 78 11th Street, right next to the power […]

“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 […]

Bill Austin presents the conceptual building design for The Alchemist new brewery and retail center at the Stowe DRB hearing, last Tuesday (06.17.14) at the Stowe Town Hall. Last Tuesday, Austin Design staff Bill Austin, Peter Webster, and Rich Holschuh made the 165-mile trek due northward to Stowe, Vermont. As the architects for The Alchemist […]

Well, we’ve officially connected a few pre-existing dots: Austin Design plus the American Institute of Architects plus Vermont. Of course, ADi has long had an active residential and commercial architecture presence in southern Vermont, now expanding into northern reaches with The Alchemist Brewery. Founder Bill Austin has held an VT architect’s license (#1873) in the Green […]

This kinda sums up the Heady experience. We can vouch for it… Austin Design is very pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with Jen and John Kimmich of The Alchemist, brewers of the world-famous Heady Topper, as architects for their new brewery and retail facility. Coming hard on the heels of our recent […]

Some homes stand out above the rest; they are places that were “designed with intention” to manifest an owner’s desires and crafted with care to fulfill their needs. Although the end result is made with those very personal ideals in mind, we can all recognize these special places when we see them: the universal appeal […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you build it, they will come. Colrain, Massachusetts notwithstanding, the place to be is the place where everyone can find you – online. Austin Design Inc. has spent the last several months in development of a completely new website – not a renovation or rebuild, but all-new construction from the ground up. The only […]