Building Maine Communities–with community buildings

Projects Civic & Cultural

Civic and cultural buildings such as town halls, libraries, churches and theaters are cornerstones of vibrant communities. They are our most noble buildings–they serve both our highest aspirations (democracy, education, arts) and the widest user group (citizens). In addition to their social role, these buildings typically play an important physical role since they are often located prominently and architecturally significant–and therefore symbols of identify and pride.

LachmanArchitectsStLukesPicture3The Cathedral Church of St Luke
 | Portland, ME
Phase 2–Implementation Plan
The Cathedral Church of St Luke is a much loved and used beautiful sacred space that is growing in numbers and presence in the community. Learn more >

LachmanArchitects WestbrookCityHallWestbrook City Hall | Westbrook, ME
Phase 4-Construction of Interior Improvements
The City of Westbrook’s municipal functions are housed in City Hall, a mid-20th century structure that was originally built as an insurance office. Learn more >

LachmanArchitectsNorwayChurchUUTowerFirst Universalist Church of Norway UU Tower Rehabilitation ProjectNorway, ME
For over two centuries, the Norway UU Church has been a physical and social anchor for the town of Norway, a place where faith, community service, major life events, and daily action intersect. Learn more >

LachmanArchitects NorwayOperaHouseNorway Opera HouseNorway, ME
Maine Preservation 2013 Honor Award for the Commercial-Restoration/ Rehabilitation
On the 10 year anniversary of the Norway Opera House’s designation as a Most Endangered Property, its revitalization was celebrated by a ribbon cutting Friday, March 1, 2013. Learn more >

Union Hall & SWFUnion HallRockport, ME
Maine Preservation 2014 Honor Award for Rehabilitation
Union Hall is the complete rehabilitation of a classic 19th century 10,000 sf mixed-use building in the heart of downtown Rockport’s historic district. Learn more >

bath-windowsBath Customs House | Bath, ME
2013 Maine Preservation Honor Awards for Restoration and Preservation Crafts
Maine Downtown Center 2013 Green Downtowns Project of the Year Achievement Award
Bath’s well-loved Customs House celebrated the completion of a seven month project to restore 75 window sashes. Learn more >

lp-biddefor-clocktowerBiddeford City Hall Clock Tower Restoration | Biddeford, ME
The City Hall Clock Tower, downtown’s most prominent icon, is so symbolic that it appears with almost every City image. Learn more >

06-afterSkowhegan Renaissance CenterSkowhegan, ME
Maine Downtown Center Awards for Outstanding Public/Private Partnership and Outstanding Smart Growth
A new infill building inserted at the core of Skowhegan’s commercial downtown and within the Historic District that replaces a derelict eyesore. Learn more >

LachmanArchitectsViennaTownhouse1Vienna Town HouseVienna, ME
The Vienna Townhouse has been a cornerstone of Vienna’s municipal life for approximately 150 years. Currently it functions as the Town office and the venue for occasional meetings. Learn more >