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 research and establishment of a Northeast regional manufacturing scrape material exchange and reuse program. In parallel, she has completed work on two material reuse design projects, one for Allagash Brewery and the other for Planet Dog.
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, 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.
industrial design for modern windows
Offering both industrial design and architecture, ARCADIA designworks is keenly positioned to assist building products manufacturers, such as Duratherm Windows a division of Pella Windows, with innovative metal hardware solutions to their ever-evolving modern line of wood windows.
The ModCast, side latch designed by ARCADIA designworks follows a simple geometry of two parallel rectangles, one being the mounting plate and the other the finger paddle. In addition to achieving Duratherm's goal of producing a stronger latch pawl, ARCADIA's designers concealed the mounting plate fasteners and created a comfortable finger paddle with sculpted underside node experienced only once the user engages the latch. First manufacturing run in stainless steel by New England Castings in Standish, Maine.
architecture for community
Municipal Pool & Bath House, Millinocket, Maine
The Millinocket pool and bath house is an excellent example of a community investing in its youth in order to improve its future. Noted in 2008 by AIA judges as being a "huge signpost for a small community," the project has been a success for young and old from opening day. Truly an oasis and an excellent example of small town America's support of modern architecture. Further, explore a gallery of images of the pool and bath house in our ARCHITECTURE page.
architecture for housing
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.
industrial design for hair stylists
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.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CLIENTS
Alba Technic http://albatechnic.com/ Duratherm Windows http://www.durathermwindow.com/ Nanocomp Technologies http://www.nanocomptech.com/ Planet Dog http://www.planetdog.com/ Robbins Toy / Rollease Acmeda http://www.rolleaseacmeda.com/ Starc Systems http://starcsystems.com/ / The Teele Company
Chadwick-BaRoss Company http://www.chadwick-baross.com/ Float Harder http://www.floatharder.com/ Hebron Academy www.hebronacademy.org/ Millinocket Memorial Library http://millinocketmemoriallibrary.org/ Town of Millinocket https://millinocket.org/ Molnlycke Health Care https://www.molnlycke.com/ PC Construction /Sacred Heart Church/ Sterling Rope https://sterlingrope.com/ TDX Dartmouth College / Thos Moser https://www.thosmoser.com/ Unique Properties / The University of Maine https://umaine.edu/
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.