38 Columbia Street
Four story brick downtown building converted into studio space, office and residence
QA13 ARCHITECTS was founded in 1985 to provide professional architectural services for the citizens and businesses of the State of Maine. The firm has had extensive experience in the design and construction of a wide range of projects from residences to museums to residential treatment centers. We currently offer a full range of services for institutional, commercial and residential design as well as historic preservation.
The firm’s design philosophy is predicated on the belief that a viable architecture must respond to its larger context of site and the culture it serves. Our designs stress functionality, respond sensitively to site and environmental considerations, and generally result in structures harmonious with their settings. Our designs show a high commitment to the craft of building construction and our work methods generally result in timely efforts respecting budget constraints.
Our experience includes architectural program development, architectural design, construction documentation, as well as bidding and construction administration. We work closely with both our clients and contractors at all phases of the design and construction process. We work in tandem on each project, thus providing our clients with the full benefit of experience both principals bring to the profession.
Paula has been a practicing architect since 1978, licensed previously in New York State and the District of Columbia. She received her State of Maine license in 1985. While working with a number of large New York firms she has had extensive experience with adaptive reuse of existing structures. Since forming QA13 with her partner, her design efforts have focused on environmentally sound issues of construction and land use.
EDUCATION: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Architecture 1975
Ken has been a licensed architect since 1983 (New York State), and received his State of Maine license in 1985. He has had extensive experience in renovation and new construction of various building types. His design efforts have focused on innovative interpretations of building use and have been included in numerous publications. Ken has also been a professional artist since 1990 and has exhibited in numerous galleries in Maine and across the US.
The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Bachelor of Architecture 1970
Knox County EOC Needs Assessment
Tides Institute and Museum of Art
Residential Treatment Center For Children
WCTC New Mariculture Facility
Marine Trades Center, Eastport, Maine
WCTC Science Lab
Calais Riverfront Park
St Anne’s Episcopal Church
Central Congregational Church
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