Prima CARE

A large historic granite textile mill building was being renovated into the central medical offices of Prima CARE when we were hired to design the public spaces of the building. Seeking a meaningful symbol to celebrate the changing use of the structure, we contracted with a local fabric artist, SAILSHADE STUDIOS, to develop a sculpture […] Read more »


studio2sustain was hired by a client that challenged us to substantially renovate her home without producing off gassing from VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds – and without encroaching the coastal resource area in front of the house. Bayside is an exercise in restraint; this coastal home was significantly increased in size without expansion into the […] Read more »

One-room Schoolhouse

When contracted to design a second floor on top of an existing ranch, we discovered an unknown thin panel structure. Inter-locking exterior panel-walls were the clues that traced the origins of this structure back to a temporary one-room schoolhouse from Sears & Roebuck. Because the structure was non-conforming to current zoning we resigned to working […] Read more »

Bond Educational Center

The Lloyd Center for the Environment (LCE) received a donated old ranch house from an abutting neighbor that intended to demolish the structure. The building was moved to the Lloyd Center where it remained for nearly a decade until we were hired to help decide what, if any, use could be developed. We elevated the […] Read more »

Coastal Village Retreat

This village house was one of our first projects. It was a pleasure to be invited back after nearly twenty years to help a new owner celebrate a new beginning with this fun house atop a field along the perimeter of a New England coastal village. We added an exterior shower, updated and expanded decks, […] Read more »

RJD apiary

Early on we were asked to re-construct an historic Queen Anne style Apiary that once stood on the grounds of the prominent Rotch.Jones.Duff House and Garden Museum in New Bedford, MA. All that remained was a black & white photograph of Sarah Delano leaning over a collapsed structure. We reconstructed the elegant design and construction […] Read more »

Bayside Villa

This hundred-year-old Mediterranean style villa, sited near the Cape Cod Canal, had suffered severe deterioration due to weather and neglect. We substantially rebuilt the structure, including framing, skin and roofs, reusing what could be saved, and replacing what could not. Combining state of the art building knowledge with traditional materials to create a durable reconstruction, […] Read more »

Coastal Casual

One of the first houses to be constructed along a new cul-de-sac in a coastal community, this house is about bringing the spirit of the beach to the home. Designed to celebrate the traditional coastal Maine summer cottages, this house for a young family on a narrow subdivision lot honors the ocean waves, vernacular materials […] Read more »