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April 8, 2024

mbla welcomes the newest member of our team, Peter Sikorsky. Peter is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture.


April 8, 2024

mbla is pleased to be a Patron of this year's Architalx series, supporting dialogue between architects, landscape architects, designers and professionals in the field. Tickets can be purchased at


March 29, 2024

Michael is honored to join the 2024 BSLA Design Awards Jury. 


March 13, 2024

We are honored to be a member of John Ronan Architects’ team that has been selected by the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to design a new memorial site on the Mall in Washington, DC. 


December 4, 2023

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation has selected four architecture and design teams as finalists for a proposed memorial on The National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Fallen Journalists Memorial will be a prominent national symbol that serves to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives. It will educate and inspire generations around the world about the essential role a free press plays in democratic nations. MBLA is proud to be a member of John Ronan Architects’ team. Design concepts will be submitted to the foundation in early 2024.

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September 5, 2023

We are pleased and humbled that mbla’s contributions to DS+R (and illustrious team's) design of 'Blue Dream' have been elegantly captured in Paul Goldberger's new book about this amazing residence. A recent WSJ article reviews this beautiful book and the book itself is widely available.


June 6, 2023

MBLA kicked off several new residential projects in Maine this spring including residences in Cape Elizabeth, Rockport and Islesboro.

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May 30, 2023

MBLA is proud to be teamed with Salt Lake City architects Sparano + Mooney Architecture and other team members, to develop separate Master Plans for Abravanel Concert Hall and the adjacent Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), in downtown Salt Lake. Both institutions occupy Salt Lake County land, which along with the timing of their studies, affords the team the opportunity to holistically consider their shared landscapes, with ambitions to create a vibrant new civic landscape in the heart of Salt Lake City’s downtown.

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May 19, 2023

House on a Bay with Elliott Architects won an AIA Maine Honor Award.

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April 24, 023

Construction of the new Smith Center for Education & Research. is wrapping up at Wolfe's Neck Center. Planting will be completed in the fall.


March 28, 2023

Building 12 was awarded a 2023 Maine Preservation Honor Award by the Maine Preservation Organization. MBLA collaborated with Bruner/ Cott Architects and Portland Foreside Development Company, to site the building within the 10-acre development. Building 12 was deconstructed and meticulously rebuilt with the original materials.  Building 12 now contains office and residential space on the upper floors and TWELVE, a restaurant on the first floor.

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March 20, 2023

MBLA welcomes the newest member of our team, Amanda Muir. Amanda has a background in anthropology, graphic design and landscape design.

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January 9, 2023

Michael is a guest speaker at Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Spring 2023 Speaker Series. His lecture, Enduring Landscapes, can be viewed here.


November 21, 2022

The Portland Museum of Art unveiled the design proposals from each of the shortlisted firms for the campus expansion project. MBLA is teamed with Adjaye Associates. The design concept creates a new reimagined entry on High Street inviting visitors into the existing Shaw Sculpture Garden.

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October 31, 2022

MBLA welcomes the newest member of our team, Alex Delvecchio. Alex is a Licensed Landscape Architect on both coasts and brings her experience on a vast range of projects over the past decade.

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October 27, 2022

House on a Bay was awarded a 2022 Residential Design Award, Citation: Ecology & Energy by the Boston Society of Architects and AIA New York. MBLA collaborated with Elliott Architects, working closely to site the house within the stunning natural context considering views, native plantings and a dramatic arrival sequence.


August 11, 2022

The Portland Museum of Art has selected four architecture and design teams representing professionals from across the world as finalists for overseeing its planned expansion and campus unification. MBLA is teamed with Adjaye Associates, one of the four world class design teams shortlisted for the competition. Click here for the announcement and design brief. 

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June 20, 2022

Davis Center for Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, with Susan T. Rodriguez and OPAL Architecture, was awarded an Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture by AIA Maine.

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March 7, 2022

MBLA welcomes the newest member of our team, Sam Gilbert. Sam is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture.

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January 24, 2022

Analog House by Olson Kundig & Faulkner Architects is featured on Architectural Record. Creating numerous indoor/outdoor connections to link occupants to their surroundings was an important consideration while designing for this active family.

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October 18, 2021

Join us tonight for the New York Botanical Garden’s 23rd Annual Landscape Design Portfolio Lecture Series. Michael will be presenting several residential projects including Hamptons Beach House; a hilltop residence on a steep promontory in Massachusetts; two projects in Colorado: a home that required a forest restoration and a Telluride residence on a 100-acre meadow; and a desert residence in Phoenix.


May 17, 2021

MBLA extends congratulations to Tyler Holmquist for his recent successful completion of the LARE exams. 

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May 6, 2021

Jeff is a guest reviewer this week for the University of Maine at Augusta Bachelor of Architecture final thesis reviews. 


March 1, 2021

Bucks County Residence is featured this month in Architectural Digest. MBLA worked with ARO, to carefully site this new residence overlooking a meadow and creek in the countryside. 


December 15, 2020

Portland Foreside breaks ground on new Portland waterfront development. Phase 1 includes a new office headquarters for Sun Life and the re-building of a historic brick building, the new location for Evo Restaurant. 

See the ground breaking ceremony here


December 10, 2020

Maine Medical Center Parking Garage received the highest honor from the Maine Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Grand Conceptor Award for Engineering Excellence. Congratulations to Thornton Tomasetti and the whole project team!


November 6, 2020

Michael contributed to the book, The Philosophy of Dumbness, by Joseph Choma. Coined as the "dumbest smart book on contemporary architecture," you can purchase your copy here.


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