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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 […]
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 […]
From the Twitter account of proud owner John Kimmich, @alchemistbeer
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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
As the proud owners casually said on Facebook: “Anyone interested in checking out how the construction of the new Alchemist brewery in Stowe is progressing? Beware, there is some pretty awesome drone footage in this one.” Hold on to your hats.
Drama in Stowe, Vermont: the roof framing takes shape through the morning fog last week.
This just in: some stunning aerial shots of the steel frame for The Alchemist’s new brewery on Cottage Club Road in Stowe, Vermont. These shots were taken by Over and Above Aerial Photography and posted by them on their Facebook page – all credit due!
The steel skeleton for The Alchemist’s new craft brewery facility in Stowe, Vermont begins to take shape. Photo via Ruggco, Inc.
A view from the south mowing of the architecturally repurposed blacksmith shop/cottage as it shapes up in July, 2015. Part of a larger arts-oriented project in Guilford, VT, the farm’s collection of utilitarian buildings are finding new creative life in this glorious rural Vermont setting.
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 […]
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 […]
A farmstead’s blacksmith shop finds new life as a high-performance tiny home in Guilford, Vermont. Every now and then, a design/build project comes along which is a special delight. In its concept, its scale, its methodology, and its setting, the reincarnation of this Guilford, Vermont blacksmith shop into a high-efficiency compact home certainly qualifies! With […]
Wilmington, Vermont: the newly completed Base Lodge at The Hermitage Club, on the slopes of Haystack Mountain. Austin Design has been active in the scenic Deerfield Valley of southern Vermont for a long time. ADi’s architecture and design for a broad variety of applications can be found in this active and flourishing region, from Wilmington […]
Breweries aren’t the only type of libation-oriented enterprise which you can (happily) find sprouting up all over New England. Another upstart category on the local food and drink production scene is craft distilleries. The region now boasts over 50 different spirits makers, with the Green Mountain State leading the way: there are 15 members […]
Austin Design recently commissioned Jim Westphalen of Westphalen Photography to shoot our recently completed Base Lodge for The Hermitage Club in Wilmington, Vermont’s Deerfield Valley. Jim is an accomplished veteran, with over 25 years behind the lens capturing architectural interiors and exteriors, landscapes, and much more, both for commercial clients and for editorial assignments. A […]
“I also want to thank our architects Bill Austin and John Guminak who designed this incredible clubhouse and Lillian Bogossian who provided the interior design.” Jim Barnes, President The Hermitage Club threw a big party a week and a half ago (October 11, 2014) to show off the new base lodge to their […]