Downest Cottage Window - Timeless Architecture

About Us

We create timeless architecture inspired by the past, designed for the future. Whether working on new, modern construction or a historic renovation, our approach is always tailored to our clients and the region, creating a unique vernacular style that integrates modern-day living with classic New England forms. Rather than recreate history, we seek to build upon it sustainably, efficiently, and beautifully.

Since founding the firm in 2008, Kevin Browne has grown this studio from a one-man operation to a full-service design firm. We are careful listeners, open communicators, respectful collaborators, and responsive partners. We love what we do and want you to love it too. We foster camaraderie and encourage joy throughout the design process, both within our team and with our clients. With collective decades of experience in residential architecture, our team is dedicated to designing the home you’ve always hoped for through meticulous care and thoughtful expertise.

Our projects have been featured in regional and national publications and have been recognized over the years by the likes of Dwell, the Boston Sunday Globe, Houzz, and more. We are NCARB certified and are affiliated with The American Institute of Architects, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the U.S. Green Building Council, Passivhaus Maine, the Portland Society for Architecture, and the New England Sustainability Energy Association's Bottom Lines Program.

Are you ready to design your dream home? We’re here to help—get in touch.

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Home is wherever you are.

We’ve collaborated with clients on every kind of site, from the heart of the woods to the rockiest coast and the best views in the city. Our projects can be found all over the state of Maine, throughout greater New England, and beyond. No matter where you call home, we’re ready and able to go the distance to work with you.

Sustainability

We strive for "good" design—to us, that means site-specific, efficient, healthy, and comfortable homes that make a minimal impact on the environment and its natural resources. We use a variety of materials and pay special attention to how they affect performance. We measure your home from how it's sealed and insulated to the relationship between your windows and the solar angles throughout the year, as well as certain faces of the house. During the design phase, we analyze the structure with energy modeling, and come time for construction, we conduct tests like the blower door test to account for (and resolve) air leakage from the home. At the end of the day, we're passionate about nature, both preserving it, and connecting it to our indoor life.

KBA Team

Our Team

Since founding the firm in 2008, Kevin Browne has grown this studio from a one-man operation to a full-service design firm. We are careful listeners, open communicators, respectful collaborators, and responsive partners. With collective decades of experience in residential architecture, our team is dedicated to making your dreams become reality through meticulous care and thoughtful expertise.

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