The new maintenance facility for Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is closed in and coming along nicely. This week, Windham Architectural Metal’s crew, led by the talented Gordon Moore, installed their shop-fabricated steel stairs to the mezzanine storage level. Overall contracting is being led by the professionals at Dupuis Contracting. Architectural services and construction oversight by - yes, you guessed it - Austin Design.
Imminent inspiration (of the fermented variety) is arriving soon at a former family retreat on the shore of Quaboag Pond. Oakholm Brewery is breathing new life into the old barn and the nearby farmstead structures.
"They hired the Greenfield-based firm Austin Design, which has designed new breweries for Tree House Brewing Co., The Alchemist and Lawson’s Finest Liquids, to sketch out the early plans for the taproom."
True story. #designmurgy
Reah here for the complete story at Wicked Local Wareham.
Article and photo from MetroWest Daily News, May 12, 2019. More photos and full article here.
Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company – a brewery and coffee roaster – opened its doors Saturday at the former Speakers nightclub on Weed Street. The brewery and roaster held a private soft opening for friends and family members Thursday. J.P. and Melynda Gallagher have worked for the past year and a half to turn the former nightclub into a combination coffee house and taproom.
“We’ve put everything we have into this,” said Melynda Gallagher. “We’re so excited to share it with people.”
The Gallaghers, who both grew up in Marlborough, first started developing their business plan for a brewery and coffee roasting concept in 2012, but eventually had to put it on the backburner. A few years ago, the couple finalized their business plan and decided to bring their concept to their hometown.
Congratulations and cheers from Austin Design to our friends at Lost Shoe! #designmurgy
We spotted a couple photos from our Robins family residence near Conway, NH in the White Mountains.on the ED Bessey Lumber Products website. Looking pretty spiffy with their line of Original Face Mixed Oak flooring and their Prefinished Pine Ceiling!
Project managed by Kevin O'Neil
Find them here: http://www.besseylumber.com/
Via Worcester Telegram. Read the full article here.
"An open house Saturday was a chance to show off the recent renovations at the 1870 Town Hall, where a new elevator highlights improved access to the historic building’s second floor…
“Contractor Antonelli Construction did a lot of work on the project, working hand-in-hand with Austin Design, Dueck said, and the cooperation of the two companies on site helped solve little issues that arose in the renovation.
“It’s better when it happens like that,” Mike Lapomardo Jr. of Antonelli Construction said of the cooperation between his firm and Austin Design and Kevin O’Neil of that firm.
Given everything was so old, with so many unknowns, they focused on “trying to make it work,” Lapomardo said, with O’Neil noting the challenge of “all unknown conditions” once the walls are opened up.
The Bros posted today an updated version of the January listing of all things upcoming and imminent in the Massachusetts brewery universe. Headlining with the Oakholm Brewing Company rendering once again, we’re happy to report that we are cited at the wrap-up with being the architect on four of these shiny new arrivals. We (just as happily) add that we are actually partnering with FIVE breweries on the list: Loophole Brewing Services, Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting, Medusa Brewing Company, White Lion Brewing, and the aforementioned Oakholm Brewing.
Artifact Cider has returned to western Massachusetts, and childhood friends Soham Bhatt and Jake Mazar are hard at work writing the next chapter of the hard cider business they founded together.
Artifact Cider is a hard cider maker that makes alcoholic beverage from apples from western Massachusetts and the surrounding region. The company is in the process of setting up a taproom at its new facility in Florence and will significantly increase its workforce.
Bhatt is the chief cider maker for artifact, while Mazar is the business manager, but their friendship began in elementary school when they were growing up in Worcester County in neighboring towns…
Read the full article in the Hampshire Gazette (text and photos from the Gazette).
From the Mass Brew Bros blog today March 4, 2019:
Pending partner brewery Loophole Brewing Services publicly announced plans today to open a 13,000-square foot state-of-the-art brewing facility in Holyoke by the end of 2019. The project is the brain child of co-founders Aaron Saunders, Todd Snopkowski, and Jeffrey Goulet, the latter founder of the well known Worthy Brewfest and recipe designer for existing contract brand Swing Oil Beer. The project is aimed at meeting the needs of the region’s growing craft brewing scene, especially those of its smaller brewers…
Read the full blog post here.
“When people walk in the door, their jaws drop,” said John Kimmich, co-owner and head brewer at The Alchemist Brewery. “The natural light, the energy efficiency of the building — it’s a church to beer.”
So starts an article from Trane, an international manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and building management systems and controls. Through local mechanical contractor Vermont Heating and Ventilating Company (VHV), Trane supplied the facility conditioning equipment for our brewery client The Alchemist in Stowe, VT. As for John Kimmich’s architectural tribute “it’s a church for beer,” we couldn’t agree more. That’s exactly the phrase that was used while we were designing the brewery, drawing on John and [his wife] Jen’s own inspirations.
On VHV’s website, there’s a nice video case study of their installation process at The Alchemist, detailing the specific demands of brewery HVAC design and the equipment that was deployed to meet those requirements. It’s an ode to efficient chillers and monstrous air handlers, for all of those mechanical conditioning devotees out there in brewery land.
The latest blog post from MA Brew Bros. is headlined with our work for Oakholm Brewing Co., coming soon to a farm estate in Brookfield, MA. The text states: “Another pending brewery that’s aiming for a summer premiere is Oakholm Brewing in Brookfield (pictured in the featured image for this blog post). Located on a 100-acre farm, they’re awaiting state licensure as they build out their micro brewery and taproom in anticipation of a late August or early September opening.”
In its credits, the Brew Bros. also gave us a tip of the hat for our current work with three other MA breweries cited in the overview of the burgeoning Bay State beer scene: “The featured image is courtesy of Austin Design, whose portfolio includes iconic breweries such as Tree House, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, and The Alchemist. They are also currently working on three of the pending new breweries we mentioned in this story: Lost Shoe Brewing, White Lion Brewing, and Medusa Brewing.”
There is a superb write-up in the Brattleboro Reformer in the past weekend’s edition by Chris Mays, about our recent completion of the bus shelter at Windham & Windsor Housing Trust's Great River Terrace. Thank you Chris!
This rewarding project, designed and managed by AD's Bryan Louisell, was made possible by many contributors, including our staff, families, and (among others) Windham Architectural Metals, Laura Zindel Design,Stevens & Associates, PC, D & E Tree Service, Steve Procter,Awesome Graphics, and GPI Construction.
Fabrication process photos of welded steel stair stringers for an appealingly streamlined single-family residential project in Sunderland, MA; the nearly-complete new home has been mindfully designed and managed by Austin Design’s Timberly Hund. Several project-specific elements have been integrated into the overall design, utilizing the high craftsmanship of Gordon Moore at Windham Architectural Metals in Whitingham, VT to realize Timberly’s concepts. Shop photos by AD’S Bryan Louisell.
The day you have all been waiting for is finally here! We are thrilled to announce we are officially open! Come share in the excitement and enjoy our carefully crafted selection of beers with local light fare. Our retail store is packed full with vibrant, new merchandise and freshly canned beer. Stock your fridge full!
Enjoy our beautiful, warm and comfortable taproom 7 days a week!
Our daily hours are from 12-7 pm. You can find us at 155 Carroll Road in Waitsfield, Vermont. We look forward to seeing you all! Cheers!
Here is a preview of what you’re in store for!
Via Facebook, October 22, 2018
45 Frost Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Mocha Joe's Roasting has been operating out of our new space since September 10, but as of today, we are officially done with construction! We're still settling in - we don't have a sign outside or art on the walls, but we couldn't be more pleased. Many thanks to our friends at Brunelle and Sons Construction and Austin Design for making our dreams come true!