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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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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!

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 […]

An article yesterday in BusinessWest Magazine by Joseph Bednar follows the unexpected but gratifying growth of central Massachusett’s Tree House Brewing Co. craft brewery. From a tiny start in Brimfield, to two farm-based iterations in Monson, the three partners are now wrapping up their fourth version in Charlton, MA. Austin Design has been working steadily with […]

The Mad River’s Valley Reporter recently ran a story covering the beginning of local permitting for Lawson’s Finest Liquids new facility in Waitsfield, VT. An excerpt: “Lawson’s Finest Liquids completed its multipart review before the Waitsfield Development Review Board with one accelerated hearing last week. On February 14, the Waitsfield Development Review Board heard a […]

Tree House Brewing Co. Twitter account posting, Jan. 22, 2017, RT’d by partner Nate Lanier @TreeHouseNate, saluting co-owner Damien Goudreau @TreeHouseDamien.

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 […]

 The compound ringing the courtyard of Austin Design’s recently completed Miller-Sealy residence in Portland, Oregon, snugly shelters its occupants from last week’s big storm.

From the Twitter account of proud owner John Kimmich, @alchemistbeer

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.