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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 […]
“The term “charette” evolved from a pre-1900 exercise at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France. Architectural students were given a design problem to solve within an allotted time. When that time was up, the students would rush their drawings from the studio to the Ecole in a cart called a charrette. Students often jumped […]
Several Austin Design staff members joined the Western Massachusetts AIA chapter for a tour of the brand-new UMASS Amherst Design Building on Friday, Feb. 3rd. The 87,200-sf mass timber building, one of the first of its kind in Massachusetts – indeed, among American universities overall – was designed by Leers Weinzapfel and opens […]
Tree House Brewing Co. Twitter account posting, Jan. 22, 2017, RT’d by partner Nate Lanier @TreeHouseNate, saluting co-owner Damien Goudreau @TreeHouseDamien.
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.
Progress photos from Tree House Brewing’s new facility, just getting out of the ground in Charlton, MA – taken in mid-October by Tom Chalmers. The access road is laid out and the foundation nearly complete. The concrete crew is pulling out this week and the primary steel frame begins to arrive onsite next week.
A view of the main farmyard complex at the [in-process] Black Barn Arts Campus in Guilford, Vermont. The farmstead contains an assemblage of historic buildings variously restored, rebuilt, and re-envisioned. It is the brainchild of artist and builder Daniel Kornguth, who, with his fiancee and his mother, is creating a family compound and residency/performance center […]
From All About Beer Magazine: an insider interview with John Kimmich of The Alchemist, on the occasion of the opening of the new facility in Stowe, VT.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just add snow. The Hermitage Club Base Lodge, as photographed by Jim Westphalen last winter, with a flurry of flakes courtesy of Adobe.
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 […]
The early morning pleasures of walking into the office of a western Massachusetts architectural firm. Mid-October, Colrain, MA.
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
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 […]
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.