Assabet Village Co-op Market
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7pm at Fine Arts Theatre Place
Come see the award-winning food justice documentary, "A Place at the Table," Thursday, Dec. 6, 7pm at Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard! Hosted by Jeff Bridges and produced by the team behind "Food, Inc.", "A Place at the Table" explores the root causes of hunger in the US and the path to real food justice.
Studio InSitu has joined Revolution Community Yoga, and Gallery Seven Frame Shop & Fine Art Gallery to make this event FREE FOR EVERYONE. Space is limited, so please RSVP at the Co-op's Facebook page to let them know you're coming.
10th annual Casino Gaming Night raises money for Maynard music programs
Saturday, Nov. 3rd 6:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Maynard Lodge of Elks
We're happy to help support the 10th annual Casino Game Night is set for the first Saturday of November at the Maynard Lodge of Elks, hosted by the Maynard Music Association to support the music programs at Fowler Middle and Maynard High schools.
A social hour begins the evening, giving guests time to mingle, enjoy refreshments and play some games, including a balloon pop, a wild card game and a wine pull. The Blueprint Jazz Band, led by Patricia Gately, a Maynard High graduate and the jazz band and wind ensemble teacher, will perform during this time. To purchase vouchers visit maynardmusic.org
Denise Shea and Cynthia Frost at the Gruber Pop-Up Gallery
October and November, 2018
For approximately six weeks starting in Mid-October, several pieces of work by the artist Denise Shea are hung in the Western windows at the gallery. The artist Cynthia Frost has several pieces hanging in the Eastern windows.
Professional Practice at Fitchburg State
October 15, 2018
The Studio had a visit from Professor Keith Chenot's Professional Practice class in the Architectural Technology program.
Maynard Earth Day celebration
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
The studio was delighted to sponsor Maynard's first Earth Day celebration.
Festivities included a Queen Bee naming ceremony at the Honeybee Meadow, a street clean-up, a tree give-away, music, art, yoga and a flot launch on the Assabet River.
Rotary Pops Night for Minuteman Bike Share
Friday, April 6th, 2018
We're proud be be among the contributors for The Rotary Club of Concord's 43nd annual Pops Night featuring the Concord Band with jazz singer/songwriter Amanda Carr April 6 @ 8 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden St. Concord.
The Rotary Club is partnering with the Concord Recreation Department to fund Concord’s participation in the Minuteman Bike Share Program. Bike-sharing is a bike-rental system providing users the ability to pick up a bicycle at a self-serve bike station and return it to any other bike station located within the system’s service area. Concord stations will be located at the Visitor Center in Concord and the rail trail entrance in West Concord. The program will provide rental bikes for tourists to visit Concord’s historical sites and businesses.
Maynard Cultural Council's Pop-Up Art Gallery at The Gruber Brothers Building
Maynard Cultural Council members, Brad Matthews and Erik Hansen are the artists behind the pop-up gallery at the Gruber Brother's Building and hope to expand to other empty store windows to draw attention to the cultural activities in Maynard, by filling them with pop-up art galleries. They purchased lumber and some black paint, constructed backdrops for the artwork, reached out to their artist friends, and in two weeks created an art exhibit that now adorns the windows at the former Gruber Brothers Furniture Store on Main Street.
Eleven artists submitted pieces for the gallery, ranging from paintings to photographs to sculptures. All of the artwork is for sale. Matthews and Hansen plan to change the exhibit about every six weeks, so artists who want to submit work can email them at email@example.com with ‘Interested Pop-Up Artist’ in the subject line. Residents are also encouraged to offer feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. InSitu is proud to be among the sponsors for this local artist initiative.
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Groovin' for Gunsense: A fundrasier for Everytown for Gun Safety
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Dance your way toward smarter policies and gun control legislation that will save lives! Come make a difference and have fun doing it, with the Chris McDermott Party Band and other all-time dance favorites! Enjoy a great raffle as well! Funds raised by this event will be donated to Everytown for Gun Safety. Studio Insitu is proud to be among the sponsors for this fundraising dance party.
OARS Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Groundswell; The 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
Pretty cool that in the year since signing-on as a festival sponsor, we've had three projects on the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.
Come and join us again this year!
Designers, builders, developers, and permit-granting authorities in this neck of the woods have the great luxury luxury to conduct this work in the company of folks informed and inspired by the guidance and leadership of organizations like Mass Audubon, The Sudbury Valley Trustees, and OARS.
Studio InSitu Holiday Party 2017
Saturday, December 2nd
Timed as an after-party for the Maynard Business Alliance Holiday Sip+Stroll, we ripped it up here at the studio with clients and colleagues, MBA-types and local big-wigs. We partied to the extraordinary, unclassifiable, and undeniably funky musical talents of the Chris McDermott Band and supremely sumptuous supper stuff from Orange Door Kitchen. If you missed this one, mark your calendar for the 2018 MBA Sip+Stroll!
Maynard Music Association Casino Night
Saturday, November 4th at the Elks Lodge in Maynard
InSitu is proud to support The Maynard Music Association's 9th annual casino game night fundraiser.
This event supports Maynard Public Schools' band and chorus programs grades in grades 4-12.
See for more details about this great event.
Maynard residents William and Liz Doyle have purchased the former Union Congregational Church at 80 Main Street, and hired Studio InSitu Architects to help them convert the 1852 timber-frame building for use as a Performing Arts Center and Events Venue. See Holly Camero's featured in article in the Beacon Villager.
A name-the-venue contest is ongoing now. Submit your entry in the vestibule on-site, or email us at email@example.com.
Some early bits of construction work may get underway as soon as late fall.
We'll share progress on our In Process Page.
Movie Nights at the Studio!
Join us every Wednesday @ 5:30pm for a film focused on design. Hoping to learn about or investigate some form of art and/or the 'process of creating,' our film topics can range widely. Got an idea for a film, or want to see what's on the schedule?
Give us a call! 978-461-6114
Mass Cultural Council Podcast Series Guest
The Massachusetts Cultural Council brings you Creative Minds Out Loud, a podcast created to give a glimpse into Massachusetts’ cultural capital; to inform, to inspire, and to share the stories of our sector. Join us for informative and lively conversations in a new episode released later this Summer featuring Tim Hess and other arts and cultural leaders. Listen now.
Assabet Village Cultural District Earns State Recognition
March 23, 2017
As of today, the Assabet Village Cultural District has won recognition by the Massachusetts Cultural Council! The area, which will be known as the Assabet Village Cultural District, encompasses all of downtown, the Mill and Main campus, the community art center, the library, and the Fine Arts Theater Place. “This designation is a tremendous boost to Maynard’s solid reputation as a cultural destination,” Town Administrator Kevin Sweet said in a press release. “Maynard is very fortunate to have such an abundance of cultural amenities to build on.’’ The Cultural Council will serve as the board of directors for the District.
OARS Wild and Scenic Film Festival
March 29, 2017
Studio InSitu is proud to be a local sponsor for the 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a selection of award-winning films from the nation's largest environmental film festival . On the theme of “AT THE EDGE,” these engaging films will bring you close to magnificent wilderness, as well as to the courageous people who work to protect their communities’ environment.
Join us on Wednesday, March 29 for an evening of humor, adventure, and inspiration.
The film festival is a great opportunity to bring our community together around local environmental issues, inspire advocacy, and offer people (like YOU) a way to get involved locally.
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 7 - 10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Where: Maynard's Fine Arts Theatre Place, 19 Summer Street
September 10, 2016
Every year the Maynard Cultural Council funds projects and events which enrich quality-of-life in town. This year, the council challenged all lovers of life on our planet to conceive and execute projects which express the myriad qualities of water. The Council also completed application for official recognition by the commonwealth of Assabet Village, Maynard's Cultural District, for which the Council serves as the Board of Directors. Central among the district's initiatives, the Basin is ripe for re-vision. With water-themed video projection and music, the WaterBall celebrated both the launch of this year's grant cycle and began demonstrating the civic potential of the Basin. Studio InSitu sponsored the tent and port-a-potty, and lent our projection and sound equipment to the effort. Studio principal Tim Hess chairs the Council.
El Huipil Awarded Beep Grant
The Town of Maynard’s Business Environment Enhancement Program (BEEP) provides funding for efforts conducive to enhancing Maynard’s business environment. Proposed projects/initiatives may include but are not limited to: aesthetic improvements, investment in infrastructure and promotional efforts. Recipients of funds may include business owners, boards/committees, community groups or property owners.
Working closely with Town staff, the program goal is for recipients to provide improvements within Maynard that will attract customers, leverage private investment, create high-wage employment opportunities and encourage improvements to area properties.
Maynard Business Alliance Spring Artwalk 2016
May 7, 2016
Our new flags are flying!
InSitu participated in the Maynard Business Alliance's Spring ArtWalk 2016 hosting an Open House.
After the walk, blues guitar genius Chris McDermott played the after-party for our clients and colleagues and friends here at the studio.
AIA CM Honor Awards for Design Excellence
November 21, 2015
On Saturday November 21st, the Central MA chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented its 2015 Honor Awards in a ceremony at the Higgins House on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Tim was named among the recipients for his design of Slipped Shed Studio. In designating the project an Honorable Mention for Design Excellence, a jury of New Hampshire AIA Architects called the design “fun and whimsical”, noted “the interiors are fantastic”, and cited the project’s “good solution to an insulation problem”.
DNE places: Summer Star (we are one)
July / August 2015
Built around provocative and inspiring quotations from the philanthropist, client, and Master of Philosophy Shalin Liu, William Morgan's story focuses on Liu's aspirations for the earthly virtues and spiritual values to be nurtured at Summer Star. Shaped, first, by the broader principles pursued by the sanctuary, the work of designing the 5200sf building became the central device for exloring questions for the 45-acre sanctuary, like how to pull any of us away from our screens and the persistent pressures of our lives in this agressively commercial American culture? How to enfold us into the gentle rythms of the earth, the seasons, the weather, the day... to nourish the spirit and provoke action - even activism. The place is conceived as a single integrated whole, to enable a coherent and immersive experience of one's own diffusion into nature.
As a Principal at his former firm DSK Architects where he was the principal designer for Summer Star, InSitu Principal and Design Director Tim Hess led the broad and deep team of consultants and collaborators. During construction, Tim launched Studio InSitu Architects Inc and contracted with Summer Star to continue this broad oversight while designing the landscape signage and kiosk, Trailhead House interiors, exhibits, custom and contract furnishings and soft goods. For the sanctuary's Linden Street Gallery, InSitu drafted a plan and a narrative which would evolve to become the Independent Curator Rebecca Smith's show, "Malcolm Wells; Earth Sheltered Architecture".
Plannin', Zonin', Rock and Rollin'
May 7, 2015
Tim was the guest on Town Planner Bill Nemser’s radio hour Planning, Zoning, and Rockin’ and Rollin’. The conversation centered around place-making issues like visual and pedestrian connectivity and cohesion, way-finding and branding in the town center and proposed Assabet Village Cultural District in Maynard, Massachusetts.
The enduring legacy of Maynard's milltown roots is manifest in the scale and proximity at the core of our vibrant and cohesive “micro-city” village character. Ultimately, the nourishment of the connective tissue here will promote the satisfaction of a fuller and fuller range of Maynard residents’ vocations, pursuits, necessities and diversions.
The Earth’s Climate is Changing; How Can you Live There?
April 23, 2015
Dr. Matthew Shindell’s class in the History of Science department at Harvard University examined environmentalism in the 20th century. Industrial development threatens the earth’s capacity to sustain human life; We’ve "reached the tipping point", Matt has said. If we believe this, how should our convictions influence our buildings; What kinds of places should we be making? Tim presented eight buidling projects which cut against the grain of conventional development in small and larger ways toward more integrative places for a richer, more humane, and more sustainable quality-of-life. Angelica Bunkhouse, Three LIttle Houses, Between the Storms, Piene Farm Artist’s Co-Housing, Slipped-Shed Studio, Broadmeadow Common, and Millbrooktown 2015 projects were shown. A fuller presentation of the newly-opened Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, from earliest aspirations and concepts through execution and performance concluded the talk.
Tradition with a Twist (Wellesley/Weston Whitewash)
In Tradition with a Twist, the story centers around Decorator Mally Skok's work with fabrics and furniture in this house which straddles the town line where Wellesley and Weston, MA meet.
InSitu principal Tim Hess designed the addition while with DSK Architects.
The DSK team included Chip Dewing, Matt Emond, and Justin Mello.
Chris Hart of The Hartwright Company was the General Contractor.
Kitchen Connection (Winter Wainscot)
Jessica Keener's story, Kitchen Connection explains how a focus on circulation and adjacencies pulled-together the functionality and the aesthetic identity of this house whose many previous additions and alterations had left the place looking confused and feeling somewhat less than the sum of its parts.
InSitu principal Tim Hess designed this place with his former partner at DSK Architects, Jeff Dearing.
Tricia Upton Interiors collaborated on the Interior Design.
David Schroeder was the General Contractor.
The cabinetry was built by Walter Lane.
Builder's Choice Award of Merit 2012
Nonquitt Cottage (Three Little Houses)
The clients were clear about this project from the start, explaining the family's intent to 'take a leadership position' on energy efficiency and stewardship of the environment to set an example for their community about .
In recognizing the project with a Merit Award, the program called the aesthetic a "prime example of a traditional design that’s been filtered through a contemporary lens" and cited the building's use of "recycled materials, reduced energy consumption, and improved indoor air quality." The article continued, "This LEED Silver–rated home features a highly efficient thermomass foundation, convective cooling, and a super-insulated and extremely tight building envelope."
Well Worn (Wainscot Greatroom)
Well-worn refers to the palate of materials, specified and composed to grow richer and more soulful over time.
This Great Room project re-configures the 1980's developer-designed open space built to connect an 18th-century Acton, MA farmhouse to its 19th-century barn. The design was comprehensive, from Interior Architecture to furniture and fabrics.
InSitu principal Tim Hess designed this project as Design Director at Platt Builders.
The General Contractor was Platt Builders, who also built the cabinets.
Tricia Upton was Selections Manager.
Green Home, Green Earth
The special Green Living section of New England Home featured the Three Little Houses project as it's cover story and case study.
InSitu principal Tim Hess designed this project together with Marshall McClean and Mark Schmid of DSK Architects.
The General Contractor was The Howland Company.
Landscape Design by Marjory Greville.
2007 Best Large Addition
Stone Silo, Acton, MA.
As Design Director at (then Design-Build firm) Platt Builders
2006 Best Bathroom over $60,000
Elemental Retreat, Carlisle, MA
As Design Director at (then Design-Build firm) Platt Builders
2005 Best Kitchen over $100,000
Wainscot Great Room, Concord, MA
As Design Director at (then Design-Build firm) Platt Builders