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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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Architect Tom Chalmers just returned from checking on construction progress at the Laconia Street project in Lexington, Massachusetts. Consisting of four units in three structures, Austin Design worked with the builder/developers, Bill Eycleshymer and Mike Walsh, to create models that would suit the neighborhood and be affordable to prospective buyers. The homes being built are two […]

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 […]

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 new kitchen and sunroom addition is attached to the south face of the existing two-story residence. Residential architecture comes in all sizes. Austin Design has a number of home additions in the works, both here in western Massachusetts and in nearby southern Vermont. The other day we paid a periodic site visit to our […]

   Residential architecture projects come in all sizes, complexities, and degrees of designer autonomy. Austin Design has been commissioned to design an addition to a singular family retreat right here in Colrain, Massachusetts. Built by the Bennett family over 30 years ago, the home’s ambience tells a story that reflects the owner’s lifestyles and interests […]

Austin Design is creating an addition for a highly individualistic family residence in Colrain, Massachusetts; working with our colleague Joan Rockwell of Joan S. Rockwell & Associates, we’re adding a new kitchen, sunroom sitting area, and an adjoining patio. As part of the architectural specifying process, we made a scouting trip this week, to Ashfield […]

OK, it’s time to ruthlessly blend some metaphors. In one or two paragraphs, we’re going to connect our architectural firm and its clients, social responsibility, marketing, social media, and the meaning of life. Tight-lipped Yankees from Massachusetts and Vermont, we are not; well, sometimes. Keep in mind these musings are conceptual only and not suitable […]

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 […]

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 […]