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Dean Bingham is the owner, principal, project architect, creative inspiration, draughtsman, construction observer and receptionist. When you call, I answer the phone. If I am unable to answer your questions or solve your problem, we’re both in trouble. When necessary due to work load or schedules, I have people I can rely on for occasional production assistance.

Since 2000, I have also been a member of the board of AIA New England, for which I now serve as president.

In 2006, I successfully completed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED exam, and am now a LEED accredited professional, ready to assist you with your “green” building projects.

I have a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where I graduated in 1969 at the top of my class. I worked in architectural firms for 4 summers prior to graduation and have been employed as an architect either with firms, as a sole practitioner, or a partner ever since.

Projects have been widely varied. My career began with small residential projects and expanded into multi-family housing. This was interspersed with time on the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, and followed by more housing and resort condominiums. Not many people can or will admit that they have designed a gorilla house.

In 1984 I partnered with Sam Woodward in Blue Hill, Maine to form Bingham & Woodward Architects, a firm that lasted for fourteen years. Our projects included an addition to the Ellsworth City Library, restoration of Norumbega Hall in Bangor, and numerous town offices, fire stations, family and elderly housing, condominiums, and still more residences and additions.

From 1998 to 2002 I was a project manager with a firm in Portland, involved with mostly schools and large residences.

Today, I again enjoy the rights and responsibilities of running a full-service architectural firm.

I welcome the idea of new projects of any of the types I have already done, and others not yet imagined.

Other Activities

Since 1991 I have served on the Executive Committee of the Maine Chapter, American Institute of Architects. In 1993 and 2000 I was co-chair of the AIA New England Regional Conference hosted by AIA Maine. In 2000 and 2004 I served as AIA Maine President. I continue as a member of the Executive Committee.

I have also been a board member of the Bagaduce Chorale, Blue Hill, Maine, and board member and president of the board of the Friend Memorial Library, Brooklin, Maine.

For 17 years, I have done significant fundraising for the Maine Chapter, National MS Society, by riding in the MS150 Bike to the Breakwater Bike-a-thon. I was top fundraiser in both 1996 and 2001. My 2001 success was achieved via a solo cross-country bike ride, covering approximately 3500 miles in 35 days.

If you are not currently in need of architectural services I can offer something for a number of other desires. I create exceptionally luxurious dark chocolate truffles, available in unreasonable quantities and a considerable variety of delectable flavors, at www.DeansSweets.com . These consist of a creamy smooth dark chocolate center with—among other flavorings—rum, brandy, raspberry vodka, Gran Marnier, scotch, peppermint, coffee and brandy, ginger, plain, covered with dark chocolate. My only variance from dark chocolate is an occasional filling of fine white chocolate.

If you are among those rare folk for whom chocolate is not magical, I also create custom ice cream. Chocolate is a possible flavor, but there are infinite others for your choosing, limited only by your and my imaginations.

If you find the idea of truffles and ice cream calorically challenging, please join me on a bike ride, in various Maine locations, or a longer partially or fully self-contained bicycle tour.



© 2005 R. Dean Bingham/Architect
55 Roberts Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-7779 | dean@deanbingham.com