About Port City Architects
Founded in 1989, Port City Architecture, PA, offers
a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary Architectural
Our services include:
- Master Planning
- Project Planning
and Feasibility Studies
- Programming building functions
- ADA and Life Safety
- Permitting and Community Outreach
- Cost Estimating
- Project Design and Engineering
- Construction Document
- Construction Administration
- General Architectural Consulting
Our Mission is to cultivate long-term relationships with
a select group of clients who regularly require Architectural
Services and to provide those clients with the highest
quality and most consistent level of service no matter
what the size of the project.
This “relationship” philosophy provides us
with special insight and understanding into each client’s
unique goals, work processes, personalities, and ideology.
It eliminates the normal learning curve and creates opportunities
to build on our previous knowledge base and to plan more
effectively for future growth. This client philosophy
is further enhanced by our commitment to provide personalized
service by maintaining a smaller scale staff (Approximately
10-15) with very low turnover.
The same professionals who work on your project today
will be there next year as well. We typically maintain
contact with all of our clients even between projects
to keep abreast of their current activities and to share
information on trends and technology in their field or
Our firm is well balanced. We excel at creating functional,
unique, and aesthetically pleasing designs even under
extreme budget constraints. Solving difficult design problems
gives us great professional satisfaction. Low cost operational
systems and sustainability are integral parts of our practice.
Port City Architecture is a member of the American
Institute of Architects, United States and Maine Green
Building Council and is LEED certified.
We maintain the latest software in design and graphics
including AutoCAD, Sketchup, Form “Z” 3D software,
Photoshop, PageMaker, PowerPoint, and many other programs.
We maintain an active website with a client secure virtual
plan room that allows consultants and owners to view the
latest versions of all plans.
Project Team Organization
Projects, at their inception are assigned to a design
team made up of staff and appropriate consultants under
the direction of a Senior Architect Project Manager. This
individual will serve as a single source of contact for
the client and will be intimately familiar with all aspects
of the design. The Project Manager is responsible for
project scheduling and ensuring commitments are honored.
All of the professional staff including the Project Manager
will personally investigate and document existing conditions
with our specialized forms and pictorial methods. Consultants
will be selected that have proven past working relationship
together and with the client.
All members of the project team are involved with the
research of building systems, code analysis, regulatory
requirements, specifications, and general construction
procedures. This early interaction and involvement between
all of the design disciplines generates a well-balanced
solution for each project. This same project team that
designs and details the building will also monitor the
construction. In this way, the original design intentions
can be fully realized.
The buildings Port City Architecture produces vary in
expression to reflect a particular response to each client’s
unique needs, site conditions, financial constraints and
schedule, yet they are the result of the same consistent
Commitment to Excellence
Our professional staff is strongly committed to the
belief that architecture can enrich the quality of
in New England. Our practice is both practical and
humanist, striving to create a balance between the
of daily life and the critical need for long term
quality in our built environment.