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ADi’s Tom Chalmers was interviewed at length in the weekend Worcester Telegram, talking about his thoughtful approach to rehabilitating historic structures – in this case, the 1870 Berlin, MA Town Hall. Read the article here.

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 Franklin County Community Development Corporation‘s August newsletter: The Structure is up! This month we saw some exciting progress on our Cold Storage Facility! After its completion, the new facility will quadruple the FPC’s production capacity. Austin Design has been working with FCCDC on Wells Street in Greenfield with several projects, this being the latest […]

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 […]

Zachary Livingston has obtained the second permit required for the future home of Floodwater Brewing Co. On Tuesday, the Selectboard quickly approved a [MA Farmer Series] pouring permit, so that his premises at 40 State St. will be able to both serve glasses of beer and sell bottled beer made on the premises. The building, […]

As the post states, click to 3o:00 minutes in for the good news! Zack Livingston’s Floodwater Brewing will be opening very soon in beautiful downtown Buckland, Massachusetts, at 40 State Street.

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 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 Helena Balcanoff has managed our pro-bono design work for this local affordable housing project with the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity chapter. This past weekend, volunteers began framing and raising walls for this hands-on exercise in building community. Wearing a yellow Habitat for Humanity hard hat Saturday afternoon, 46-year-old Christa Pylant hammered one […]

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…

Completed by Austin Design in 2007, this stunning handcrafted home nestles into the forested eastern slope of the Green Mountains, and cradles its occupants in Old World style. Carefully wrought wood, stone, and metal meet in a one-of-a-kind, private retreat from today’s mass-produced and commonplace choices. This masterpiece will be offered at a public, no-reserve […]

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 […]

ADi’s Helaina Balcanoff has been the designer (and more) for a new Habitat home on Smith Street in Greenfield, MA. Way to go Helaina! The Greenfield Recorder ran a story today, excerpted below. Full story here. If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own energy-efficient home but haven’t been able to get financing, a local […]

We’re talking about the idea of opening one’s own craft brewery. It’s an increasingly popular and thirst-quenching bit of entrepreneurialism across our region, and Salem-based Fox Farm Brewery is the latest to open its taps. Owned by the husband/wife team of Laura Adams and brew master Zack Adams and managed by Zack’s brother Dave Adams, Fox […]

Editor of the Reformer: In response to a quote published in “Wilmington home still too big for neighbor,” May 8 — “I don’t think that it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever designed or seen but I think it meets the requirements of what they were trying to do.” Architecture, for me, is not something […]

Austin Design is delighted to be working with Joe Rae to bring this local landmark back as an active part of the Shelburne Falls community. The pub brewery on the lowest level will be coming on line first, building on our strong and expanding experience in that sector. After that, the restaurant and banquet space […]

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 […]