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Salmon Falls Architecture



Salmon Falls Architecture's forte is the design of unique "Maine Shingle Style" waterfront homes. Their focus is the blend of traditionalSalmon-Falls-Architecture-callout.gif aesthetics with modern features. The "Maine Shingle Style" residence is an appealing approach that has captured the interest of homeowners from coast to coast. It combines graceful lines with the feel of rustic New England. Their award winning designs reflect the spirit and individuality of their clients with one-of-a-kind homes that stretch from Seattle, Washington to Scarborough, Maine. (They are still working on Alaska and Hawaii)

The Partnership
Salmon Falls Architecture was founded in 1979 by Roger Rossignol and Paul Gosselin. Paul and Roger met in 1976 when they both were working for the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Their working relationship from day one has been truly collaborative. Typically Paul and Roger both sit down with new clients for an extensive meeting. They discuss with their clients the type of house, the location, the features and their budget, then use that information to generate a proposal of services. Once they have been retained to design the home, they encourage their clients to bring them pictures, magazines, sketches or whatever representations they have of the house that they envision. Some clients have brought grocery bags full of clippings! Paul and Roger will then take all of this information and immediately, with the clients , start sifting through it and identifying the importance in the overall design of the material that they have collected. Very often they will begin freehand sketching potential ideas while the clients are sitting with them. This often helps our clients to visualize the completed work. This process continues throughout the design phase.

As they go through this process they very much keep an eye on their clients' budget. There is no sense in creating something that is not in line with the customers' finances. Initial meetings allow a filtering of ideas and a reconciling of those ideas with the realities of the building environment and budgetary constraints. Their experience in the construction business gives them the ability to understand how their designs translate to construction costs, so they can provide their clients with alternatives to help them get what they want.

The Building Process, Working With the Contractor
One of Salmon Falls Architecture's key roles is working with the contractor to ensure smooth completion of the project. They are just as much a resource to the contractor as to the client. To start, they ensure that the contractor is provided with precise, clearly defined drawings that leave nothing to question. And they are also available to help the contractor solve any on-site problems that he/she may encounter

They are members of AIA, American Institute of Architects, NAHB, National Association of Home Builders. For more information visit www.salmonfallsarch.com

312 Elm Street
Biddeford, Maine   04005
Phone: 207-283-4247
Fax: 207-284-4546
www.salmonfallsarch.com


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