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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 […]

“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 […]

Bill Austin presents the conceptual building design for The Alchemist new brewery and retail center at the Stowe DRB hearing, last Tuesday (06.17.14) at the Stowe Town Hall. Last Tuesday, Austin Design staff Bill Austin, Peter Webster, and Rich Holschuh made the 165-mile trek due northward to Stowe, Vermont. As the architects for The Alchemist […]

   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 […]

If you build it, they will come. Colrain, Massachusetts notwithstanding, the place to be is the place where everyone can find you – online. Austin Design Inc. has spent the last several months in development of a completely new website – not a renovation or rebuild, but all-new construction from the ground up. The only […]