Scott Simons Architects

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Partnership
Industry Architecture and Planning
Founded New York, New York, United States (1983 (1983))
Founder Scott Simons
Headquarters Portland, Maine
Area served
International
Services Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, Graphics, Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Passive House
Number of employees
5
Website www.simonsarchitects.com

Scott Simons Architects (SSA) is an eight-person (three partners & five staff) architecture, design, and planning firm located in Portland, Maine.

Background[edit]

SSA was first established in New York City in 1983 by Scott Simons, FAIA[1][2][3] and has since produced a body of work that includes institutional, academic, and residential projects.[4][5][6][7] The studio is credited as designer of the LEED Platinum certified Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center[8] in association with Maclay Architects.[9][10][11] It became the "greenest building" in Maine.[12][13][14][15] SSA is also the architect of record for the 2010 renovation and addition to the Portland Public Library,[16] many other Maine libraries,[17][18][19][20] educational buildings,[21] and the 2014 renovation and addition to the "transformational" Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal.[22][23][24][25][26] Staff from the firm have also participated in juries for national library awards.[27][28] The work of this firm has been recognized nationally for innovative design, attention to joinery, inclusion of multiple stakeholders on public projects, and is seen as one of the key architects in the area.[29][30][31][32] Currently, Scott Simons Architects is developing a Master Plan for the Portland Museum of Art, which includes a 1981 addition designed by Henry N. Cobb of I.M. Pei & Partners.[33][34][35][36]

Notable projects[edit]

In progress[edit]

List of awards and honors[edit]

  • 2016 AIA Maine Honor Award[56][55]
  • 2015 Maine Preservation Honor Award[107]
  • 2015 AIA New Hampshire Honor Award[108][109]
  • 2015 ACEC of Maine Special Recognition Award[110][111][112]
  • 2014 AIA New England Honorable Mention[113][114][115]
  • 2014 AIA Maine Design Merit Award[82]
  • 2013 AIA Maine Committee on the Environment (COTE) Institutional/Commercial Citation Award[116]
  • 2013 AIA Maine Committee on the Environment (COTE) Residential Merit Award[117]
  • 2013 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Zero Net Energy Award[118]
  • 2013 The Phoenix Best Non-Gallery Art Space[119]
  • 2012 AIA New England Award for Design Excellence[120]
  • 2012 AIA Vermont Award for Design Excellence[121]
  • 2012 Maine AIA Honor Award for Design Excellence[122]
  • 2011 Portland Society of Architects Unbuilt Design Award
  • 2011 Maine Preservation Honor Award[123]
  • 2010 Greater Portland Landmarks, Preservation Honor Award[124][125]
  • 2010 Outstanding Design, American School & University Educational Awards[126]
  • 2010 Learning by Design Citation of Excellence[127]
  • 2009 Outstanding Design, American School & University Educational Awards
  • 2009 AIA New Hampshire Excellence in Architecture Award[128][129]
  • 2008 Gold Citation, American School & University Educational Awards
  • 2007 State of Maine Historic Preservation Award
  • 2003 AIA Maine Honorable Mention
  • 1999 AIA Maine Award for Excellence in Architecture
  • 1993 AIA Maine Award for Excellence in Architecture
  • 1989 Best Commercial Interiors Award

See also[edit]

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