Since our founding in 1989, Port City Architecture has sought to construct the optimum Form, Function, and Financial value for every building we’ve designed. Our focus on applying these principles to the core industries we serve has led to our growing roster of public safety, higher education, laboratory, commercial, and residential clients.

Our holistic approach to design is reflected in the bonds we build between our clients, partners, and staff. Client goals are served by a commitment to personalized service that is honored by every member of our project teams. The role that group plays in every aspect of the building process—from research and design through complete construction monitoring—supports the structures and relationships that fuel our passion for our work.

Port City’s dedication to designing work that serves the interests of all project stakeholders
extends to the natural world that supports us all. We employ sustainable design practices and
have been members of the United States Green Building Council since 2001. Four LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals hold positions on our staff. Firm principals Andrew Hyland and Lita Semaru have both served in leadership capacities on the board of the Maine chapter of the USGBC. Port City has completed five LEED Silver certified projects in Maine, and our energy-efficient designs earn many of our clients rebate cash incentives from Efficiency Maine.

We take pride in being certified members of:

AIA - The American Institute of Architects - MemberUS Green Building Council Member MEREDA MemberAPPA Leadership in Educational Facilities Member


Master Planning

Project Planning & Feasibility Studies

Programming building functions

ADA & Life Safety Code Review

Permitting & Community Outreach

Cost Estimating

Project Design & Engineering

Construction Document Preparation

Construction Administration

General Architectural Consulting


Fire Chief Magazine
Saco Fire Station, Saco Maine

College Planning & Management Magazine
University of New England, Portland Campus

American School & University Magazine
University of New England, Biddeford Campus