Archetype Architects

Archetype Architects

Archetype has made a major impact on the built environment of Portland, Maine. Over the past 25 years, the firm has designed and overseen the construction of a most impressive portfolio of some of Portland’s best-known and most visible residential, commercial, institutional and mixed-use developments and historic restorations.

A few of their architectural contributions to Southern Maine:

    • The Baxter Library (now home to one of the country’s most dynamic advertising agencies)
    • Colonial Inn (Ogunquit’s oldest existing hotel, now meticulously restored to National Historic standards)
    • 118 On Munjoy (the contemporary residences at the top of Munjoy Hill)
    • 10 Dana Street (a glass and metal structure adjoining an historic landmark building)
    • The Hinge Building (now home to Miyake’s striking restaurant space)
    • Peloton Labs co-working environment
    • The Olympia Company’s 7 Custom House Street (now an eye-catching transformation of the historic Blake Building (warehouse) into CIEE’s world headquarters)
    • The new Maine Wharf (home to Scales restaurant, the Portland Science Museum, an art gallery and more)

Because of the Firm’s outstanding track record of accomplishments – aesthetic, functional and pedestrian-friendly and environmentally smart, Archetype was selected to design the historic restoration of the Mellen E. Bolster House (c. 1881) as it becomes The Francis Hotel, and the adjacent Bramhall Row Townhouses. Together, these complimentary architectural assets are creating exciting, new and revitalized landmarks on upper Congress Street, just west of Longfellow Square, connecting Portland’s West End and the historic Bramhall Hill section with the Parkside neighborhood, which stretches to Portland’s green centerpiece, Deering Oaks Park. Read more about Archetype’s Principal architect, David Lloyd, here.

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