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Family + Special Needs

CWS Architects has been a regional leader in the planning and design of market rate and publicly funded multifamily and special needs housing for more than 25 years.  Projects range from low to mid-rise communities, new construction to renovation, rural to urban and privately to publicly owned developments.  CWS Architects has worked with developers with funding sources that include private financing, Federal and State Housing and Historic Preservation Tax Credits and many federal assistance programs.  The following is a limited sample of current and completed projects.

Design + Construction:

  • 2017 58 Boyd Street, Portland, ME, 56 family apartments in a six story building in Portland's East Bayside


  • 2016  72 Bishop Street Housing First, Portland, ME, 30 efficiency apartments for formerly homeless men
  • 2016  St. Saviour Apartments, 6 one bedroom unit, historic renovation for individuals with cognitive disabilities
  • 2015  Village Centre Apartments, Brewer, ME, 48 one, two and three bedroom units in a new sustainable Passive House community
  • 2015  Steeple Square Renovations, Westbrook, ME,  Wholesale renovation of 73 family units in 16 buildings
  • 2014  409 Cumberland Avenue, 57 efficiency, one and two bedroom apartments in a healthy living facility
  • 2013  Riverview Apartments, Auburn, ME, 20 family apartments
  • 2011  Vinalhaven Apartments, Vinalhaven Island, ME, renovated 7 two bedroom family apartments
  • 2010  Cindy Cookson House Apartments, Ellsworth, ME, 8 one and two bedroom special needs apartments
  • 2009  645 Congress Street, Portland, ME, wholesale renovation of six story urban dormitory into 50 market rate apartments
  • 2009  Waldoboro Woods, Waldoboro, ME, Renovation of 8 unit apartment building
  • 2007  Davis Island Apartments, Edgecomb, ME, 28 one and two bedroom apartments
  • 2007  Clearwater Bend Apartments, Westbrook, ME, 25 one and two bedroom apartments
  • 2006  Fore River Apartments, Portland, ME, 20 one and two bedroom apartments
  • 2006  YMCA SRO Apartments, Portland, ME, 32 single room occupancy apartments
  • 2006  Applegate Village, Berwick, ME, Renovations to 28 apartment units
  • 2006  Wardwell Terrace Apartments, Portland, ME, 16 two and three bedroom family apartments
  • 2006  Varney Square, Freeport, ME, 12 new units and renovations to 18 units,New Community and Laundry Building
  • 2005  Glenridge Gardens, Augusta, ME, Renovations to 120 two and three bedroom units
  • 2005  Logan Place Housing First Apartments,  Portland, ME, 30 sefficiency apartment units for formerly homeless men
  • 2004  Harbor Lights, Rockland, ME, 6 multifamily transitional assistance units
  • 2004  River Valley Apartments, Lewiston, ME, Renovation of 300 two and three bedroom family apartments
  • 2004  Yale Street Apartments, Portland, ME, 30 two and three bedroom family apartment units
  • 2002  Island View Apartments, Portland, ME, 72 one, two and three bedroom family apartment units
  • 1992  Millbrook Commons, Sanford, ME, 29 one and two bedroom townhouse units