From the industrial revolution

to sustainable affordable housing

How will we know

it's us-

without the past...?

What a community chooses to save

is what a community chooses to say about itself

"Quality affordable housing is a key element

for a strong and secure Maine”

- Angus King

We shape our buildings

thereafter they shape us

Commercial buildings should bring you inside

the vision of the business owner

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality

-Abraham Lincoln.



The adaptive reuse of the former Saint Joseph’s Convent in Portland, Maine will turn 101,000 square feet of the of the Sisters of Mercy’s main residence into eighty-eight (88) units of energy efficient, sustainable senior housing made possible by a collaboration of federal, state, local and private sources.

The Motherhouse is a model for the reinstatement of historic resources back into the community.


  • With the help of the Historic Tax Credit program and strong community support, we transformed Portland's Reed School into the "Children's Odyssey" which serves over 75 children with developmental disabilities. ...

  • We are excited to be a part of the long-awaited redevelopment of Lewiston's Beech Street Mill which is located adjacent to the Simard-Payne Memorial Park where the Great Falls Balloon Festival takes place....

  • The Mildred Fox School which was built in the late 1800's, will be restored to its role as an important community landmark....