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We are delighted to receive an AIA Maine 2022 Design Award for House 7 and House 9!

Mount Desert Island Family Compound, Matthew Baird Architects

Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture

From the Jury:
“The jury was principally attracted to the reuse of an existing building and the integration of new structures into the landscape. Simple geometric volumes are nestled into the topography very carefully and unimposingly. The delicately crafted internal spaces and internal connections also take full advantage of the views without attempting to make an imposing statement.”

Project Description:
Overlooking the ocean on Mount Desert Island, this family compound comprises two houses: A new ground-up structure and the preservation of and addition to an existing mid-century modern pavilion. The project combines a minimalist vernacular expression with environmentally sensitive systems and construction.

Architecture Team: Matthew Baird, Principal; Teresa Ball, Principal; Pius Aebi, Project Architect; Parker Brown; Alice Chai; Jingyuan Gao; Hunter Hughes; Lenore Passavanti; Florence Schmitt-Thai.

General Contractor: Chris Parsons

Consultant Team: Albert Putnam, Associates, LLC, Structural Engineer / G.F Johnston and Associates, Civil Engineer / Altieri, MEP Engineer / Emma Kelly Landscape, LLC, Landscape Designer / Brockshmidt & Coleman, Interior Designer

Category: Single Family Residential

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