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July 31, 2018

Exciting Studio News


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We are happy to announce some exciting changes to the Whitten Architects team. This year marks our 32nd year creating thoughtfully designed homes for clients all over New England. With this milestone comes an expansion of our leadership team: founder Rob Whitten has named Russ Tyson a principal and Jessie Carroll an associate principal. The two will join Rob at the helm to take the firm into the next 30-plus years.

Since joining the team in 2007, Russ has served a significant role in the maturation of Whitten Architects and has strategically contributed to its continued success. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture, Art & Design at Andrews University, where his beliefs in “real and lasting” architecture were formed. Tyson is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and on the board of the Portland Society for Architecture.

Jessie has been with the firm for more than five years and is an adjunct faculty member at University of Maine Augusta and on the American Institute of Architects Maine Board of Directors. She earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture at Northeastern University where she was formally recognized with the highest Design Achievement Award for her graduate thesis work. Prior to joining Whitten, she worked as a designer at several Boston-based firms, where she became well versed in the world of architecture in an urban context. Carroll’s experience includes serving as a project manager for a residential construction company in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She was recently awarded the Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture by AIA Maine and nationally recognized with an Integrity Windows & Doors 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Award.

In addition, we have recently welcomed Jesse Patkus to our team as a designer. Jesse comes to Whitten Architects with a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, intern experience with another Portland-based firm, and three years of experience of working for a builder, where he managed residential construction projects.

And one last note: we know we haven’t written in a while—we’ve been so busy designing homes for our clients—but we promise to keep this space updated more regularly. Check back for monthly blog posts and a more formal quarterly e-newsletter in the months to come. And you can always check out our recently completed work and press here on our website and Instagram. It’s summer in Maine—we hope you can enjoy some time here during this beautiful season!


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