For over 11 years, ARCADIA designworks co-founders, designer/planner, Celeste Bard, and industrial designer/licensed architect Patric Santerre have been making architecture and designing products for manufacture.
Celeste is currently focused on a major research and development effort to establish a Northeast regional manufacturing scrape material exchange and reuse program.
Whereas Patric continues to expand ARCADIA's industrial design and architecture portfolio having recently completed design, prototypes and patent drawings for an injection molded hair stylist color mixing bowl, drawing and model concepts for a line of non-molded dog toys, design and construction of a new manufacturing R&D and training center, and conceptual design for a 5-story apartment building. Patric is also in his 6th year of teaching an industrial design course at a local college.
ARCADIA designworks is changing the norm that an architect can only design buildings and a designer can only design products. We have successfully done both and continue to explore new projects that involve both the micro scale of a product held in one's hand, and manufactured in large quantities, and the macro scale of a multi-story building constructed once.
The TEELE Hair Color Mixing Quad Bowl
This project is an example of ARCADIA designworks industrial design capacity to transform hand sketches and product brief, provided by a client, into a clearly articulated design and a 3D printed working prototype.
Upon completion of the design phase, ARCADIA produced drawings for the client's attorney to file for utility and design patents and supplied parametric drawing files for a plastic injection molding manufacturer to start production on the bowl and components.
Anticipated market entry late Fall 2017.
Architecturally, ARCADIA designworks has designed a variety of buildings with a focus on individual and multiple occupancy housing, municipal buildings, and manufacturing.
Furman Place, Bayside, Portland, Maine
The Furman Place project, currently in conceptual plan and model phase, depicts a 5-story apartment building containing 60% affordable housing, 30% market value apartments and 10% commercial retail spaces. ARCADIA's client is particularly interested in providing affordable housing and studio space for artists, and ground-level retail space for small local businesses.
Anticipated construction completion 2018.
interior space planning
Designing from the inside out, ARCADIA designworks has assisted numerous client's in design and construction of innovative office spaces.
PC Construction Corporate Offices, Portland, Maine
Starting with a building shell with established windows and egress doors, ARCADIA laid out a central core "bullpen" space with an efficient perimeter corridor accessing surrounding private offices and cubicles. Three private and semi-private meeting rooms are strategically located at opposite ends of the building, whereas a kitchenette, restrooms, and reception area are centrally located and adjacent to existing building utility lines.
From micro to macro scale, ARCADIA has assisted clients in large-scale land use and reuse ranging from a city block, to a university campus, to a shuttered paper mill.
Industrial Park Master Plan, Great Northern Industrial, Millinocket, Maine
In an effort to both preserve the newer existing buildings of a closed 100-year old paper mill and transform acres of demolished buildings into a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility, ARCADIA designworks built a digital three-dimensional model in which they produced a master plan to help their client market the new industrial complex.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CLIENTS
Alba Technic / Duratherm Windows / Nanocomp / Planet Dog / Robbins Toy / Rollease Acmeda / Sacred Heart Church / Starc Systems / The Teele Company
Chadwick-BaRoss Company / Float Harder / Hebron Academy / The Town of Millinocket / Molnlycke Health Care / PC Construction / Sterling Rope / TDX Dartmouth College / Thos Moser / Unique Properties / The University of Maine
ARCADIA designworks LLC, a multi-disciplined design consultancy providing architecture, industrial (product) design, and challenge based creative thinking services to corporations, organizations and individuals. On a daily basis, ARCADIA's team of creative people can be found working on the plans of a multi-million dollar commercial building and new products for manufacture and commercial distribution. Their broad cumulative experience as planners, licensed architects and industrial designers has enhanced their ability to look beyond conventional design solutions to progressive, smarter approaches to designing buildings and products respective of their clients needs, budget and a sustained health of our planet.
Every project is a combined, creative exploration of teamwork in which we figure out how to make our imaginations.