We are hiring!

We are currently looking for designers and intern architects with 0-3 years experience. If you have experience in Revit, CS suite, Autocad, or other design tools we look forward to hearing from you.

Send your resume, work sample and cover letter to archetype@archetypepa.com

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us!

Shipyard development embraces local character.

Progress continues on our Shipyard development. This recent article explains the care and time Archetype took to ensure this development fits well in the fabric of the city. With comments from Architect David Lloyd and our development partners, it’s worth a read!

Shipyard/Vets First Choice project was designed to fit into, transform neighborhood

Bateman Partners LLC has been in the news for its controversial plan to build a hotel as part of a mixed-use development on Portland's waterfront. Last Friday it announced it was scrapping the hotel and redesigning the plan into something that will be supported by fisherman and fit into the working waterfront.

WEX's Headquarters is near completion.

Check out this article about the headquarters of WEX, one of our projects in Portland, ME.
We love working with great Maine companies!

With new headquarters near Portland waterfront almost done, Wex is coming home

The Wex Inc. headquarters building in downtown Portland is nearing completion, with workers putting the finishing touches on amenities such as a spacious rooftop deck and a giant fish tank. The building, which will house roughly 400 Wex employees, is scheduled for an anticipated final inspection in late January and a planned ribbon-cutting in early March.

Planning Board Approves St. Lawrence Arts Center

St. Lawrence Arts Center

St. Lawrence Arts Center

The St Lawrence Arts Theater is an anomaly in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood – a primarily residential area of two and three-story buildings. The Hill has a distinct urban fabric that is fairly consistent with one major exception along the Congress St corridor. Congress Street accumulates all of the necessary supporting commercial elements: restaurants, shops, markets, a fire station, the Observatory Tower, etc. Up until the end of the last century the St Lawrence Church was one of these major supporting elements and functioned intermittently in the neighborhood – Sundays, some evenings, special events, holidays. This typology adds a cyclical tempo to a site and to the surrounding area.

In order to take advantage, architecturally, of this cyclical activity we have designed the Theater using the metaphor of a paper lantern – glowing, somewhat crinkled, buoyant. This idea serves to reinforce the moments when the Theater is active, and allows for the building to assume a milder demeanor when inactive. The perforated and folded metal skin, suspended on a light armature from the face of the solid building, provides a space into which lighting can be introduced to announce the moments of activity, to emit a glow of visual interest.

Formally, the building provides two stages – the primary stage within used for the performances, and the secondary stage on the street (our porch element) which allows the audience to be seen and to perform for the neighborhood and the street. This duality again reinforces the building’s engagement with its site and its place in the city.

Don't mind the dogs...

We love having dogs in our office. There's nothing better than a visit from Holder, Mason, or Benny to make your day a little better (And sometimes to eat your lunch). Sometimes our clients even bring their dogs in and we love it! We're also happy to keep them at home if dogs aren't your thing, just let us know. I leave you with a picture of holder and mason hard at work.

Somebody wake up our Revit experts!

Somebody wake up our Revit experts!