Buzzing in Durham

August 6, 2014 By Leave a Comment
A group shot of the Madbury Common developers, Durham Town officials, and Kennebunk Savings Bank representatives

Durham, NH, home of UNH, is a hotbed of construction activity these days as multiple projects are underway to provide housing and retail  space for university students.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Madbury Commons, a TMS-designed project that, when completed by the fall of 2015, will provide students with 126 residential apartments and…Read More

A New TMS Home – “Oceanfront Outlook”

July 24, 2014 By Leave a Comment
The welcoming front elevation of this TMS-designed seaside gambrel.  Source:  TMS Architects

Rob Karosis of Rob Karosis Photography recently photographed this TMS-designed  home with interiors created by Cebula Design and landscaping by Woodburn and Company.  The location near the ocean is stunning and the interiors utilize a design palette that compliments its oceanfront location.  Samia Touma, TMS project manager, explained that “this  very inspiring site presented a…Read More

New Housing in Progress for UNH Students

July 21, 2014 By Leave a Comment
Footings being poured at loading dock and electrical room of Building "A". Source: TMS Architects

Foundation work began in July on a new TMS-designed 212,000 square foot student apartment and commercial complex in Durham, New Hampshire.  This badly-needed student housing will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2015 and will accommodate  up to 524 students in 126 residential apartments.  Consisting of two separate buildings, the commercial units on…Read More

A Boy’s Dollhouse Memories

July 16, 2014 By Leave a Comment
Corgi with South Church model in garden. Source J. Dennis Robinson

Having just moved a large pink dollhouse, made for my daughter by her grandfather, J. Dennis Robinson’s recent post for TMS Architects was very poignant.  The pink dollhouse has seen better days and needs some refurbishing but it was a labor of love and evokes so many good memories.  Dennis Robinson is absolutely right….architecture can…Read More

Selecting the Right Eco-Friendly Paints

June 27, 2014 By 1 Comment
paint brush

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