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Awards + Recognition

Village Centre Apartments Brewer, Maine

  • October 2016:  US Passive House Institute, Best Affordable and Best Multifamily Projects presented at the Annual Passive House Conference in Philadelphia

 409 Cumberland Portland, Maine

  • The 2016 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in Green Housing
  • June 2016:  Greater Portland Council of Governments: ReCOGnition  Award for Best Practice in Housing Diversity, Smart Growth/Downtown Revitalization and Sustainability, June 2016
  • ‘The gold standard for affordable housing’, Portland Press Herald May 5, 2015
  • National ‘Readers’ Choice Award’ Housing Finance Magazine, May 2016

 Cony Senior Apartments Augusta, Maine

  • November 2015:  2015 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse

 Elm Terrace Portland, Maine

  • March 2014:  Preservation Action and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation one of "Preservation's Best of 2013"
  • November 2013:  2013 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use
  • November 2013:  J. Timothy Anderson Award - Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Involving New Construction, Elm Terrace

 Maine Hall Bangor, Maine

  • November 2012:  2012 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse
  • 2011 Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) Notable Project Award

 Oak Street Lofts Portland, Maine

 Park Street School Apartments Kennebunk, Maine

  • The 2012 Notable Project Award by the Maine Real Estate and Development Association
  • Park Street School named a finalist in Affordable Housing Finance Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards in the category of Rural Housing

 Augusta City Hall Senior Living Augusta, Maine

  • 2002 Statewide Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Preservation Work

The 2009 AVESTA Housing Mike Yandell Award was presented to Benedict B. Walter, AIA of CWS Architects in recognition of his service and dedication to the affordable housing industry.  The Mike Yandell Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a difference to the lives of Maine’s low income residents.