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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.

Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids confers (6/23/2017) with Peter and Bill (and Otto) at ADi’s Brattleboro office about the design of their new brewery in Waitsfield, VT. Sean later went down the street to Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery to collaborate on a special spruce tip ale, which should be released soon.

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 […]

Zach Adams at Fox Farm Brewery in Salem, CT (opening very soon) is crafting his tap handles from old shovels, salvaged from the barn’s former incarnation as a dairy farm. Love this. PS – he needs a few more!

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 […]

Photographer Michael Penney made a visit to the Northampton Brewery awhile back and we are visually the richer for it. The Brewery has been a long-time client of Austin Design, of course – we’ve done four extensive projects for owner and founder Janet Egelston there over the years. Michael has an ongoing personal photographic project […]

  It has been a long time since I last wrote about The Idea of Home.  Somehow it is easier to puzzle it out in my head than on paper, so this is an attempt to get back to it: For me, life is very much related to architecture and the mysteries I tackle on […]

This essay by Patrick Kitzmiller, staff designer at Austin Design, kicks off an occasional series featuring the voices and viewpoints here at ADi. As a young architecture student I dreamt of designing homes. They are the first structures that come to mind as we grow, because they are as essential and as a part of […]

Austin Design’s Patrick Kitzmiller was in South Portland last week for a bar mitzvah and brought back a glowing report of the synagogue which hosted the ceremony. Congregation Bet Ha’am‘s temple just off Main Street has caught the eye of the architectural community and recently made a Huffington Post list as one of 50 “stunning” synagogues […]

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 […]

The cupola and its weathervane, as featured on Houzz recently. Recently we had an unexpected heads-up from the staff at Houzz.com, letting us know a photo from Austin Design’s Pro page galleries had been selected for an editorial feature. Houzz has fast become the nation’s leading residential architecture, landscape, and interiors social sharing website. Housing […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]