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409 Cumberland Avenue

Portland, Maine

A collaboration with Avesta Housing in developing a 57 unit mixed income housing project located on a compact urban infill site located in two zoning districts. The challenges included obtaining a zone change, addressing the significant grade change, and accommodating on-site parking. Integrating semi public spaces, to meet the city of Portland's "Defensible Spaces" required a thoughtful approach to design such spaces without creating an image of a secured space. Our role took the project from permitting through construction administration.

Architect: CWS Architects

Bayside Village

Portland, Maine

A 100 unit private student housing development was part of a multi-use project along Marginal Way in Portland's Bayside Neighborhood. The challenges included fitting the building program to the site, integrating a potential platform for the Amtrak Downeaster along I-295, and future plans for the Narrow Gauge Railroad along Marginal Way. 

To meet city open space requirements, a green roof was designed above the ground level parking. Challenges included addressing maximum load allowances, and selection of a plant material that would meet green roof standards. Services included obtaining local permitting, and design through construction administration. 


Architect: CWS Architects


Florence House

Portland, Maine

A collaboration with Avesta Housing in developing Florence House, a residential facility for homeless women.


Architect: Gawron Turgeon Architects


Additional Projects


134 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine

Townhouses at Davis Island, Edgecomb, Maine

Campbell Creek Housing, Boothbay, Maine

Elm Terrace, Portland, Maine

Oak Street Efficiencies, Portland, Maine

Portland Housing Authority, Portland, Maine

Shailer School, Portland, Maine

Emerson School Apartments, Portland, Maine

Park Street School, Kennebunk, Maine

Cousens School Apartments, Kennebunk, Maine


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