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Senator Bartlett Congratulates Winner of Energy Efficient Design
June 27, 2006
AUGUSTA – Senator
Phillip Bartlett II (D-Cumberland County) is pleased to announce
that second place in the MaineStream
Home Design Contest organized by the Maine State Housing
Authority (MaineHousing) went to Ryan Senator of Gorham.
|L-R: Rep. Chris Barstow (D-Gorham), Senator Phil Bartlett,
Aimee Senator, design winner Ryan Senator, and Dale McCormick,
Director of the Maine State Housing Authority.
“ I am very proud that Mr. Senator won this award,” Senator
Bartlett said. “Maine is on the forefront of efficient
building design, and I hope that his plans and ideas serve
as a model for
Representative Christopher Barstow (D-Gorham) was also on
hand at the presentation of the award. “With the economic conditions
and environmental factors surrounding energy use, it is wonderful
that we have someone in our town that can lead the way in designing
housing that is efficient,” commented Representative Barstow. “I
am very proud that Ryan has won this award.”
Applicants were challenged to submit designs for homes of
1,000 square feet that met the requirements of MaineHousing’s
Green Design Standards, adopted by the agency last year for
developments it finances. A panel of five judges selected
the three winning entries from among 23 submissions.
Mr. Senator joined TFH Architects of Portland in 2002 after
receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger
of Rhode Island. He is taking an internship program in preparation
for his architect’s license. Ryan has had an interest
in environmentally responsible design since his undergraduate
and has designed and built an energy-efficient home in Kingfield.
First place was awarded to John Gordon of Gordon|Stanley Architecture
of Southwest Harbor and third place to Chris Briley, founder
of the new Green Design Studio in Yarmouth. In addition to
winning entries, the judges selected two other entries for
honorable mention, and singled out seven others for specific
The winning designs will be featured in public displays throughout
the state, starting at the University of Southern Maine.
More details on the date and location of this and other displays
will be available
on MaineHousing’s website at www.mainehousing.org as
soon as the information is available. MaineHousing is developing
publication and CD featuring the winning designs that will
be available later
Senator Bartlett is Chair of the Utilities Energy Committee,
and represents the communities of Gorham, Scarborough and Westbrook.
For more information contact Senator Bartlett at (207) 287-1515.