Eric A Chase AIA

As a youth, Eric built, designed, repaired, painted, and sailed wooden boats. Later, his first jobs involved residential construction. During his junior year at college, he decided to put his hands-on experience to use and applied to architectural school.

Yale School of Architecture had a very practical approach, and as a student there he designed and built several projects, including two residences. His construction experience proved very useful in his professional work, and he started his own architectural office in 1980, designing both residential and commercial projects. In addition to designing modest and high-end residences, and a Mercedes dealership, he received a design/build contract to design and build a new downtown Branford, Connecticut Police Headquarters.

To recapture a rural, family life he and his wife Alison moved their family to Brooksville, Maine in 1997, and he started his current office, Eric A Chase Architecture. His practice has grown, and employs a very good team of practical and skillful designers. The success of the office is in part due to its care and attention to the tastes and needs of its clients, as well as its design skill and practical construction experience.

Eric A Chase AIA

Staff

Eric Chase AIA (registered architect): A.B. Harvard University, M. Arch Yale University

Douglas McMillan (registered architect): A.B. Harvard University, M. Arch University of California at Berkeley, MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Scott Blanchard: B.F.A. University of New Hampshire, M.F.A. University of North Carolina

Douglas Coots (LEED AP): B.H.E. College of The Atlantic, Boston Architectural College

Ireen Schlaegel: M.B.A. (equivalent) University of Lüneburg, Germany

Staff

Approach

Our clients are the key to our design process.

A successful design organizes spaces, materials, and design elements to enhance the client’s life. Therefore, the more closely we can work with the client, the better we can fit the final design to their visions.

We encourage our clients to bring us their ideas and expectations, to share their needs and preference, and to describe how they live. With these images and ideas in mind, together we develop a program and a target budget for the project. We continue to seek our clients’ feedback as we refine the initial schemes into a final plan.

We also feel that a successful design is handsome, practical, and complements the natural features of the site. We encourage energy efficiency, and stay abreast of new building technology and practices.

All of us in the office are experienced and have broad design backgrounds. We share a solid understanding of construction and have been working in Maine for many years. We have established long term relationships with many local builders, trades people, and consultants, who have helped us on over 200 projects.

We keep our eyes open when designing: we see the traditional work that surrounds us, and the possibilities and new concepts that the future brings.

Project List

New Houses

Fulweiler Residence
Bar Harbor, ME
2017
Four Seasons Farm Manager's Residence
Harborside, ME
2016
Breece Residence
Harborside, ME
2015
Colby Timber Frame Barn
Brooksville, ME
2014
Sandborn Boat House
Deer Isle, ME
2014
M. Eysenbach Residence
Sedgwick, ME
2013
MacArthur Residence
Brooksville, ME
2012
Stone Residence
Brooksville, ME
2012
Phillips/Parlett Residence
Tremont, ME
2012
Culbertson Barn/Guesthouse
Stonington, ME
2012
Breece Barn/Guesthouse
Harborside, ME
2011
P. Chase Residence
Brooksville, ME
2011
Bryant Off-the-grid Residence
Fletcher’s Landing, ME
2010
Cavanaugh Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2010
Wood Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2010
DeWoody Residence
Stonington, ME
2009
Page Residence
Sedgwick, ME
2009
Janin/Linebarger Residence and Guest House
Stonington, ME
2009
Matteson Residence and Studio
Sedgwick, ME
2008
Hitchcock Residence and Barn
Harborside, ME
2008
Whitman Residence and Guest House
Stonington, ME
2008
Shaw Residence, Guest House, and Barn
Blue Hill, ME
2008
Cogswell/Hutton Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2008
Newman Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2008
Cheeger Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2007
Whittier Residence
Brooksville, ME
2007
Fuller House and Studio
Spruce Head Island, ME
2007
Shulkosky Camp
Surry, ME
2007
Stein Residence
Blue Hill, ME
2007
Wainwright Residence and Studio
Deer Isle, ME
2006
Kelsey Residence
Short Beach, CT
2006
Snider Residence and Office
Deer Isle, ME
2006
Bishop Residence
Brooksville, ME
2006
Osborne Bunk House
Blue Hill, ME
2006
K. McMullin Residence and Guest House
Penobscot, ME
2006
Colby Residence
Brooksville, ME
2005
Getchell/Forbes Residence
Brooksville, ME
2005
Hadden Residence
Stonington, ME
2005
Cheney Residence
Blue Hill, ME
2004
Fogelberg Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2004
Fletcher Residence
Blue Hill, ME
2004
Orrill-Sanders Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2004
Eremita Residence
Stonington, ME
2003
F. McMullin Residence
Penobscot, ME
2003
Van Vleck Residence and Guest House
Deer Isle, ME
2002
Bryant Residence
Ellsworth, ME
2001
Coleman Residence
Brooksville, ME
2001
Brown Residence
Brooksville, ME
2001
Silten Residence
Short Beach, CT
2000
Abrams Residence
Lakeville, CT
1999
Theroux Residence
Branford, CT
1998
Pierce Residence
Hancock, ME
1997
Sumner Residence
Orange, CT
1996
Phipps Residence
Branford, CT
1994
Engle Residence
Lakeville, CT
1993
Storer Residence
Pine Orchard, CT
1992
Marsh Residence
Woodbridge, CT
1986
Cuthbert Residence
Guilford, CT
1984
Tate Residence
Stonington, CT
1983
Strom Residence
Old Lyme, CT
1980
Peter Hall Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1978

Design/Build Projects

Cox Residence
Brooksville, ME
2001
Chase Residence
South Brooksville, ME
1998
Spec House
Guilford, CT
1984
Barn
Norwich, VT
1973
Spec House
Hanover, NH
1972
Chase/Riley Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1971

Trelleborg of Denmark, Inc. Consulting Architect

Fraser Greenhouse, Sharon, CT
Kauf Residence Addition, Lakeville, CT
Aylesworth Residence, Derry, NH
Creighton Residence, Newbury, MA
Draghi Residence, Windsor Locks, CT
Fraser Residence, Sharon, CT
Brown Residence, Salisbury, CT
Marcon Residence, Lakeville, CT
Svala Residence, Sharon, CT
Howard Residence and Studio, Washington, CT
Litwin Residence, Kent, CT
Hagedorn Residence, Avon, CT
Brownell Residence, Camden, ME
Devlin Residence, Harding Township, NJ
Lord Residence, Madison, WI
Weller Residence, Bernardsville, NJ
Denny Residences (2), Guilford, CT
Gomes Residences (2), Lakeville, CT
Montanari Residence, Lakeville, CT

Residential Additions and Remodeling

DeCampi Residence
Blue Hill, ME
2017
Eberhart Residence
Brooklin, ME
2017
Talbot Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2016
Dukette Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2016
Jackson/Knowlton Guesthouse
Brooksville, ME
2016
Ryan Residence
Brooksville, ME
2016
Porter Residence
Brooklin, ME
2016
MacArthur Residence
Brooksville, ME
2016
Lang Residence
Millinocket, ME
2016
Harrison Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2015
Fogelberg Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2015
Elfstrom Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2013
Freeman Residence
Brooksville, ME
2013
Littlefield Residence
Brooksville, ME
2013
Jackson/Knowlton Residence
Brooksville, ME
2013
S. Evans House
Brooksville, ME
2012
Thulin Residence
Stonington, ME
2012
Wooster Shore Side Cottage
Surry, ME
2012
Colman Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2011
Harris Residence
Brooksville, ME
2011
Miller Residence
Harborside, ME
2011
Nelson/Findley Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2011
Weil Residence
Stonington, ME
2011
Wendell Residence
Brooksville, ME
2011
Hodgson Residence
Castine, ME
2010
Juniper Lodge Residence
Little Deer Isle, ME
2010
R. Evans Residence
Blue Hill, ME
2010
Kirby/Bessette Residence
Brooksville, ME
2009
Marsden Residence
Northern Minnesota
2009
Zucker Residence
Harrison, NY
2009
Brawer Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2008
Weil Residence
Stonington, ME
2008
True Residence
Brooksville, ME
2008
Buckwalter Residence
Trenton, ME
2008
Miller Residence
Brooksville, ME
2008
Hayes Residence
Brooksville, ME
2007
Fletcher Residence
Surry, ME
2007
Davidson Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2007
LaVecchia Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2006
Davis Residence
Brooksville, ME
2006
Findlay Nelson Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2006
Snowden Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2006
Gibbons Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2006
Gimbal Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2005
Hall Residence
Brooksville, ME
2005
Ott Residence
Sedgwick, ME
2005
Schoedinger Residence
Brooksville, ME
2004
Harris Residence
Brooksville, ME
2004
Borak Residence
Guilford, CT
2004
Goldsmith Residence
Deer Isle, ME
2004
Afton Residence
Gouldsboro, ME
2003
Fuchs Residence
Stonington, ME
2002
Estey Residence
Stonington, ME
2002
Lydon Residence
Sedgwick, ME
2001
Worm Residence
Sedgwick, ME
2000
Hoover Residence
Sedgwick, ME
2000
Engle Residence
Lakeville, CT
1997
Brooks/Lange Residence
East Haddam, CT
1994
Burnham/Hudson Residence and Office
Westport, CT
1993
Geballe Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1992
Brown Residence
Pine Orchard, CT
1991
Wrinn Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1987
Hickey Residence
Guilford, CT
1983-1984
Grossman Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1983-1984
Kaymen Residence
Branford, CT
1983
Bullard Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1982
Noble Residence
Pawcatuck, CT
1982
Geballe Residence
Stony Creek, CT
1980

Other

Municipal and State Projects

Brooksville Free Public Library
Brooksville, ME
2014
800 sq.ft. addition and renovation
Friendship Cottage Adult Day Care Center
Blue Hill, ME
2008
3,700 sq.ft. renovation and addition
Stonington Town Hall
Stonington, ME
2004
4,000 sq.ft. renovation and elevator addition
Branford Police Headquarters
Branford, CT
1996
new 25,000 sq.ft. police station
Marine Sciences Institute
University of Connecticut/Avery Point Campus
Groton, CT
1993
new 4,500 sq.ft. marine biology laboratory
Pardee Greenhouses
New Haven Parks Department
New Haven, CT
1984
restoration of greenhouses
Connecticut Civil Liberties Union
Hartford, CT
1984
historic renovation
Town of Madison Recreation and Surf Club
Madison, CT
1981
addition and renovation to beach facility

Churches/Schools

Harbor School
Blue Hill, ME
2016
addition
Burnt Cove Church
Stonington, ME
2011
renovation
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Deer Isle, ME
2004
new visiting artists studio and addition to gatehouse
First Congregational Church of Branford
Branford, CT
1999
addition and remodeling of education wing
St. Luke’s Church
New Haven, CT
1995
remodeling and handicapped accessibility revisions
St. Thomas Day School Library
New Haven, CT
1996
renovation to 3rd floor of church/school facility and playground

Offices and Commercial Projects

Island Nursing Home
Deer Isle, ME
2017
30,000 sq.ft. refinish
Stonington Opera House
Stonington, ME
2015
3,000 sq.ft. renovation and addition
Halcyon Grange
Blue Hill, ME
2014
kitchen addition
‘Golden Stairs’/Betsy’s Cove Retreat
Brooksville, ME
2012
rebuild, 1200 sq.ft.
Penobscot Marine Museum/Old Town Hall
Searsport, ME
2009
renovation, 500 sq.ft.
Branford Pediatrics and Allergy Practice
Branford, CT
1998
remodeling, 1000 sq.ft. 2nd floor addition.
Baron and Steinlauf Orthodontist’s Offices
Branford, CT
1995
addition and remodeling
Marsh Motors
Hamden, CT
1992
renovation and expansion
Prague Shoes
Cranston, RI
Leominster, MA
Meriden, CT
1987
renovation and interior design
Roger Richards, DMD
Branford, CT
1985
remodeling
Dr. Leo Zygelman
Orange, CT
1984
new 8,000 sq.ft. office building
Printko
Trumbull, CT
Enfield, CT
1984
renovation and interior design
Trumbull Street TownHouses
New Haven, CT
1982
renovation to offices and apartments
Nelke Motors
Hamden, CT
1982
renovation to service area and showroom

Housing

Birch Bay Cottage F
Bar Harbor, ME
2015
new 2,000 sq.ft. cottage
Birch Bay Retirement Community-Cottage
Bar Harbor, ME
2001
new 33,000 sq.ft. cottage units
Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency
Lebanon, CT
1990
new 10,000 sq.ft. residential care facility
Oakhurst Corp.
Millerton, NY
1987
site and unit design for new 28 unit housing complex
920 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT
1985
new four unit apartment building
Gunther Condominium
Short Beach, CT
1981
renovation
Shingle house