Envelope Architecture & Consulting is a full-service Architecture and Consulting firm that specializes in Building Envelope Design, investigations and assessments of historic and contemporary buildings. EAC is also an accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider. While much of our work is focused on investigation, diagnosing and preparing solutions for existing buildings with problems, we also offer our clients support for new construction. If you are preparing to design a new project or just trying to maintain your existing building but are having trouble, EAC can help.
We are excited to be part of another project with Archetype Architects. This new seven story apartment building will be part of the Bayside neighborhood revitalization. EAC is once again providing the exterior envelope drawing package for our client. Roof plans and details, wall sections, details and product selection are just some of the services we offer.
EAC is thrilled to be part of this amazing project. The new facility for WEX in down town Portland is currently being designed by our client Archetype. We have been asked to consult on the exterior of the building and assist with the envelope design. This project includes curtain wall glazing, structural glazing and metal panel exterior. A roof top plaza will also be part of this project. Thank you to Archetype for including EAC in this amazing project.
EAC was called upon by RWH Architects to consult on the Atkinson Fire Station in Atkinson, NH. The Fire station was built 17 years ago and started showing signs of deterioration behind the siding last year. Along with RWH, EAC did a complete exterior destructive investigation and provided the client with a full findings report and presentation to the town. Our report cites causes of failure, tracking of water infiltration, the extent of damage and recommendations for repair.
"David is more than just a creative and talented architect, he has unique knowledge and practical sensibilities that enabled us to navigate a slew of complex fire issues and the permitting process in Portland. Our second project here in Yarmouth was a hybrid mixed use property. He did our drawings, referred us to a talented structural engineer and devised an elegant solution to a difficult problem."
Kate Carey & Charlie Hewitt Yarmouth ME.
"David's impressive depth of knowledge and experience was always apparent ~ whether dealing with large challenges or in his meticulous attention to the smallest of details. His working relationships with craftsmen and others in the building trade are impressive. He made sure all contractors on the site were up-to-speed with our numerous (and unique) building circumstances and was always available to me, in person or electronically, for questions or concerns. "
Barbara Martin, The Episcopal Diocese of Maine
"David has earned the respect of many across the state of Maine. His in depth knowledge of architecture and building performance gives him the ability to assist property owners with any architectural needs they may have"
Heather McNally, Co- Owner of Safe Harbor Inspection Services and Certified Code Officer
"Our company worked with Mr. Douglass on a large exterior renovation project at the Bar Harbor Town Hall. Dave was very responsive and extremely helpful with all of our needs throughout the project. I would highly recommend Mr. Douglass to future clients."
Justin King, Owner of King Construction Services
" Knowles has worked with Dave for 7 or 8 years now on dozens of masonry and concrete repair projects. The plans and specifications have always been clear and concise. Any time information is needed and questions asked, Dave provides answers back in a timely manner. He certainly helps keep the project moving forward and it had always been a pleasure working with him. "
Travis Whited, Vice President Knowles Industrial Service
" As a busy practicing architect trying to keep up on the latest envelope technology then relying on in house staff to properly detail our buildings is always challenging . Having David Douglass on our team advising and detailing exterior envelope systems keeps us on schedule and out of potential liability issues with a leaking building . I find the investment in hiring David to be cost effective, yielding a better building with the latest technology . A very sound investment for any architectural firm."
David Lloyd - Archetype PA, Maine licensed Architect
"RWH Architect had the pleasure of working with Mr. Douglass recently. We utilized David as a subject matter expert for a complicated building forensics investigation. His expertise was invaluable in determining the cause of the issue and improved the quality of our report to the building owner. David brings a unique value to the table as his experience as a talented architect also warrants logical and attractive detailing solutions. His knowledge encompasses many construction types. I recommend David without hesitation."
Robert W. Hannon, AIA, Principal at Robert William Hannon Architect PLLC