Selecting the Right Eco-Friendly Paints

June 27, 2014 By 1 Comment
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We are all too familiar with the lingering odor of new paint. It strikes you like an open palm upon entering a freshly painted house, and perhaps forces you to open a window or even leave the area entirely. What you may not know is the chemicals you are inhaling are not only harmful to…Read More

A TMS Beachfront Remodel Finishing in Time for Summer!

June 19, 2014 By 1 Comment
Lunch on the newly-renovated deck!

Cristina Marias, TMS Architect’s interior designer, took these progress photographs recently of a TMS home in the final stages of construction before the homeowners move in for the summer.  Built by CM Ragusa Builders, it is a lovely renovation with gorgeous ocean views from the upper floor and on a beautiful summer day, it was…Read More

Exciting Progress on New TMS-Designed Residence

June 13, 2014 By Leave a Comment
A view of the new home looking back at the house from the garage guest apartment

TMS Architects’ project manager, Justin Knowlton, came back from a sit visit recently with new photographs of a TMS-designed home on the New Hampshire Seacoast.  Located on a wooded site with water and march views, the home’s progress can be seen in the following pictures.   Justin explained that because so much mahogany was used on…Read More

Is This Obelisk Architecture?

June 5, 2014 By Leave a Comment
Tucke Monument today on Star Island. Source: J. Dennis Robinson

J. Dennis Robinson, historian and TMS Architects’ guest blogger, brings us an interesting piece today about Edward Tuck, founder of the first graduate school of business at Dartmouth, and leaves us with an interesting question to ponder…is an obelisk architecture?  Read on and let us know what you think! Architects need more clients like Edward…Read More

TMS Designs New Clubhouse in Hamden, MA

June 4, 2014 By Leave a Comment
A view of the clubhouse from the front entry.  The porte cochere will be added when the timber framed roof arrives on site.

  A new 25,000 square foot, TMS Architects designed, clubhouse is currently under construction at the Hampden Country Club in Hampden, Massachusetts.  The clubhouse is a synthesis of rustic styles such as western arts and crafts, timber frame and New England farmhouse.  Situated on a large hillside, generous windows provide unobstructed views overlooking the Berkshire…Read More

Of Books and Buildings

May 7, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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TMS Architects is delighted to welcome J. Dennis Robinson back as a guest blogger after a hiatus in which he was toiling away on his new book, Mystery on the Isles of Shoals.   The link he draws between architects and writers is very apt and we wish him well with his latest project!  I…Read More

Mark Your Calendars for The Music Hall’s 23rd Annual Kitchen Tour

April 26, 2014 By Leave a Comment
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TMS Architects has enjoyed working with the Portsmouth Music Hall Theatre over the years, having partnered with a team of builders, construction companies and engineers to complete a historic renovation of the theater in 2006 and 2007. So, we’re excited to be lending our support to the theater once again this year by sponsoring the…Read More

A New Hampshire Coastal Renovation Underway!

April 16, 2014 By Leave a Comment
A detail of the custom kitchen cabinetry that is being built in the contractor's shop

Under the watchful design guidance of TMS principal architect, Robert Carty, AIA, and Chris Ragusa of CM Ragusa Builders, a wonderful renovation is under construction near the ocean on New Hampshire’s coastline.  The homeowners live in the Midwest, using this home as their beach vacation house and wanted to expand the family living area to…Read More

What Are They Doing?

March 20, 2014 By Leave a Comment
Surf Sauna!  Source: TMS Architects

Several interesting structures have been taking shape in a parking lot directly outside TMS Architects’ offices and finally an article in The Portsmouth Herald revealed what’s going on out there !  The parking lot is apparently connected to Port City Makerspace which defines itself as ” a co-op shop for Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  We are…Read More