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May 31, 2021

Whitten Architects Earns Three AIA Awards


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We are proud to announce that Whitten Architects was recently awarded three honors by both the American Institute of Architect (AIA)'s Maine and New Hampshire chapters.

Our Loon Lake Retreat project located in Freedom, New Hampshire, earned both the "Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture" for "Single Family Residential" by AIA Maine and the "Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design" by AIA New Hampshire.

Inspired by the traditional Japanese aesthetic, Wabi Sabi, this project centered on the acceptance of the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete in nature. Architect Tom Lane led our team on the project.

"Our clients challenged us to think deeply about how a home can be suited to a particular place and unique people. As a team of collaborators, we welcomed the challenge and were inspired by designing with Wabi-sabi in mind," says Lane.

Our Damariscotta River View Cottage project located in Boothbay, Maine, received the "Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture" for "Renovation and Adaptive Reuse," representing a complete transformation that showcases comfortable coastal Maine living.

"Our studio approach at Whitten is one of continual collaboration with site-specific design and the client's lifestyle at the heart of every project we take on," says Rob Whitten, founder and principal.


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