The Portland Society of Architects will sponsor ”10-Minute Architect,” a free design clinic, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.


The clinic is offered to homeowners and business owners who are considering when and how to use an architect for a project, or just want design guidance. Members of the Portland Society of Architects believe this clinic will also allow others to see how architects play a valuable role in their community.


”We will have more than two dozen Maine-based architects available for consultation, ” said Phil Kaplan, a member of the Portland Society of Architects. ”While dubbing this our 10-Minute Architect, we do expect our members to spend up to 45 minutes with participants, discussing issues such as basic layouts, project budget feasibility and permitting issues.”


The PSA is a relatively new organization, founded in 2006, with the mission of promoting design excellence in Greater Portland. Members of PSA include architects, builders and engineers from more than 40 firms in and around Portland. Part of the mission of the PSA is to assist in educating the community in understanding, evaluating, and supporting design excellence in architecture. For information, e-mail [email protected]

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