How will Portland deal with its impending growth?

psa-neighborhoodsPortland Press Herald, October 2016

In anticipation of our biggest event of the year, we have partnered with local and regional experts about growth and change in our city.  Join us 10/25 for our guest speaker at Portland High School, but first, please read this article about what we plan to get advice and guidance about.

Click here to read more about responsible growth planned for our great city.


Portland councilors face decision on fate of historic waterfront building

PSA’s recommendation to the City :

“We can also state that the mid-19th century building now obscured by Building 1 is of greater architectural merit,” the society said in a Feb. 16 email to supporters. “The district as currently proposed to you will showcase better architecture and create more design opportunities for public views and access to the waterfront.”

Click here for our ideas and other.


Portland balancing between staying true to its roots and development: Maine Biz

Doc2Click here to read how Portland Society for Architecture is helping the City stay balanced in development.


One of Us: Old Port Magazine

Carole Merrill, PSA Executive Director was interviewed for the Old Port Magazine.  To read the article, click here.


Architects design two-day event to explore issue of sea level rise

Bayside is a hot spot for developers in Portland, with new stores and offices sprouting along Marginal Way
But even conservative estimates of sea level rise suggest that area could be underwater by the end of the century.


Maine architects look to make over misfit street

To Mark Johnson, much of Spring Street is a four-lane divided highway to nowhere.
Johnson sees a street largely out of scale with the surrounding environment, a barrier between the upper and lower portions of the city and an uninviting place for pedestrians. And then there are the Jersey barriers, which Johnson says have no place in a self-respecting urban setting.


Portland Society for Architecture Installs 2014 Officers

The Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) membership recently voted to install the following slate of officers for the 2014 term:
President – Alan Kuniholm, Principal, PDT Architects
Vice President – Stuart O’Brien, Attorney, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Secretary – Scott Tompkins, Director of Business Development, PC Construction Company
Treasurer – Ron Conterio, Product Consultant, A.W. Hastings & Co.


Architects, designers plan for rising seas on Portland’s waterfront

The exhibition that’s hanging on a wall at Space Gallery in Portland looks a lot like a city map of Portland.  Which, of course, it is.

“Waterfront Visions 2050” takes a serious look at the effect of rising sea levels in Portland, and suggests potential solutions.

Click here to read more.