5.10.16 Staying in touch
Here are a few different ways to keep up with RR|A.
1.20.16 The New Vintage
A collaboration with Interior Design Krista Stokes creates a year round island home.
11.1.15 Our work is published!
Three of our projects have been featured in a new book on sustainable architecture.
It was a fun and educational afternoon for all!
6.16.14 Swan's Island Retreat published
Maine Home + Design featured our Island Retreat as this month's Drawing Board project.
We won a National Award!
Our multi-award winning project was featured in in the May/June Design New England issue.
Construction is progressing smoothly.
We are thrilled to be working again with Maine College of Art, this time on a substantial renovation to the lower level.
Our cohousing project was featured in the cover story of Christian Science Monitor.
Two of our smaller projects at Bowdoin College are "dotting i's" and "crossing t's".
We are thrilled to continue working with Baxter Academy.
Great things come in threes....our Cohousing Community project was also featured on the Design New England blog.
Jen Dalley recently wrote an interesting article on Houzz: Togetherness Take Two: Is a Cohousing Community for you?
Take a look at the Jan/Feb issue of Design New England!
Teresa took a few weeks away from the studio to revisit her old stomping grounds in Spain and the UK with her family.
12.23.13 Happy Holidays from RR|A
We sent this digital note out to friends, colleagues and collaborators today.
The AIA Maine COTE (Committee of the Environment) Awards were presented at the AIA Annual Meeting, held this year at Fort Andross in Brunswick.
12.2.13 Stellar Review!
One of our clients recently wrote a review about us. It wasn't just any review. It also wasn't just any client. Thank you for such a rewarding process!
11.5.13 Excavators and concrete!
Construction is underway for a simple and efficient home in Vermont.
11.4.13 NESEA Pro Tour
RR|A was one of this year's hosts for the Maine NESEA Pro Tour event.
10.20.13 RR|A celebrates...
...10 wonderful years!
10.15.13 Three cheers for Baxter Academy!
RR|A congratulates Baxter Academy on its inaugural opening!
10.12.13 Abigail Cram joins RR|A!
We are thrilled to introduce our newest member of the studio. We think she's swell!
9.15.13 RR|A starts Portsmouth project
Preliminary design is underway for a long-term live-in facility for eight autistic adults in Portsmouth's brewery district.
9.1.13 AIA Design Theory
The September issue of Maine Home & Design AIA Design Theory features our very own Rick and his take on humanistic architecture.
8.30.13 Best Summer Intern Ever!
This summer we had a fantastic intern, Catherine Joseph. She has just started her second year of her Masters in Architecture at Cornell. She was a joy to have in the studio!
RR|A has begun work on a deep-energy retrofit to an existing summer island home located off the coast of Maine near Bar Harbor.
7.12.13 Marsh Sanctuary home completed
RR|A recently completed a modest and efficient home . We like to call it the Marsh Sanctuary.
6.16.13 Mid Century Upgrade is complete
Renovations, additions and energy upgrades are now complete at this Mid Century Home.
Rick added another feather to his cap by completing Marc Rosenbaum's Net Zero Energy Homes certification.
5.8.13 MECA logo inspiration
MECA recently unveiled their new logo. We are honored that it was in part inspired by the infamous red staircase , designed by RR|A.
Rick recently completed a week-long photography workshop with renowned photographer Peter Vanderwarker.
4.15.13 RR|A featured in MH+D
The Marsh Sanctuary home was featured in Maine Home + Design 's April Art Issue .
4.8.13 Baxter Academy is approved!
RR|A congratulates Baxter Academy of Technology and Science on getting their final Charter approved by the State of Maine - the first Charter High School in Portland!
2.2.13 Architalx 25th Anniversary
RR|A was proud to support the Architalx 25th Anniversary celebration this Spring.
1.30.13 Back at Bowdoin
RR|A is pleased to announce that we will once again be working with Bowdoin College; this time on two new projects!
1.11.13 Rick named to Board of NESEA
It is an honor to announce that NESEA (NorthEast Sustainable Energy Association) has appointed Rick Renner to the Board.
12.24.12 Warm wishes from RR|A!
We sent this digital note out to friends, colleagues and collaborators today.
12.13.12 Fashion and Textiles at MECA
RR|A continues our long-standing collaboration with Maine College of Art to develop their newly accredited major in Fashion and Textiles.
10.26.12 Demolition is Underway
An existing dilapidated beach cottage is being demolished in preparation for the construction of a new modest and efficient beach home.
10.18.12 RR|A to present at ABX 2012
RR|A will join Kaplan Thompson Architects and Energy Circle for a presentation about energy monitoring at Architecture Boston Expo 2012.
10.1.12 Mid Century Upgrade is Underway
Demolition has begun!
For the second year running, RR|A enjoyed August 10-12 at the successful show in Rockland, ME.
Richard Renner discusses two Deep Energy Retrofit projects with Melissa Coleman.
The design and construction team get together to celebrate the completed Co-Gen Plant.
4.11.12 Bowdoin Students tour MECA
Richard Renner spends an afternoon giving Bowdoin Students a tour of MECA.
The Buzzards Bay Center wins another preservation award.
3.20.12 RR|A Urban Loft Published
RR|A is featured in a new book; 'Eco-House Renovations: 45 Green House Conversions', by Lucy D. Rosenfeld.
12.21.11 Happy Holidays from RR|A
RR|A will be closed for the holidays starting December 23 until January 3.
A contemporary, coastal home designed by RR|A is highlighted in the most recent Boston Globe Magazine.
11.7.11 Window to the Sea
In September, the University of New England Marine Science Education and Research Center celebrated ten years since the opening of this state-of-the-art facility.
10.26.11 RR|A Home Highlighted in MH+D
A recent home by RR|A is highlighted in this month's Maine Home + Design magazine as one of "Maine's most inventive and striking architectural projects."
The extensive vegetated roof system on our Coastal Co-Housing Community has been installed this week.
Designed by RR|A, Bowdoin College's first green roof has just been installed.
Richard Renner recently presented "Green Design: A New Critical Regionalism" at the USGBC Maine 2011 October Green Eggs forum.
Visit RR|A's Urban Loft Residence in Portland, Maine, during this year's NESEA Green Building Tour.
A coastal home designed by RR|A is featured in this month's Maine Home + Design.
9.12.11 MECA Receives Preservation Award
Greater Portland Landmarks has presented RR|A and Maine College of Art with its Annual Preservation Award for the adaptive reuse of the former Porteous, Mitchell, & Braun Department Store....
Mark Holladay from Green Building Advisor recently visited Richard Renner for a tour of RR|A projects.
Richard Renner will speak at the Harvard Design School's Green Design seminar.
6.15.11 RR|A Featured in MH+D
RR|A's current open space, co-housing project is featured in Maine Home + Design magazine's June 2011 "The Drawing Board" column. To read the article click here .
RR|A’s recently completed project, The Buzzards Bay Center in New Bedford, MA, has received two preservation awards.
4.4.11 Architalx 2011
RR|A is proud to be a part of the 2011 Architalx lecture series.
3.8.11 RR|A Announces New Associate
RR|A is proud to announce the promotion of Teresa Telander, ARB to Associate.
RR|A has just completed the green restoration of an historic building.
2.3.11 Practical Green Remodeling
RR|A is featured in a new book “Green Practical Remodeling: Down to Earth Solutions for Everyday Homes” by Barry Katz.
A Green Case Study of the Portland Loft is now online at the Green Building Adviser Website.
1.3.11 Architecture's A-List
RR|A was featured in Maine Home + Design’s Architecture’s A-List.
Teresa Telander has been appointed to the 2010/2011 Architalx Board and is serving on the Speaker, Publicity, and 25th Anniversary Committee. Teresa joined RR|A in August 2009 from...
RR|A's green renovation and restoration of a historic building for the Coalition for Buzzards Bay is highlighted in Preservation Magazine. Click here to read the article.