Welcome to Mottram Architecture
To design simple, but effective homes that are attractive, durable and use space efficiently. We intend to bring super insulated and zero energy homes to the market in a soulful, creative, and economic way with healthy living in mind.
Mottram Architecture is a full service architecture firm specializing in energy efficient design. We offer residential home design, construction documents, construction administration, interior architecture and energy consulting services. We are licensed in Maine, Pennsylvania, and New York. Due to the weather in Maine and New York, we specialize in cold climate building, but we think energy performance anywhere in the country is important and we strive to provide our clients with the best information available!
We firmly believe in integrated design and look at everything from water consumption, energy consumption, building envelop, orientation, and function. We have discovered, looking back through our portfolio, that we have a certain fondness for that little old farmhouse, but what we really want to do is help create or configure your space so that it works for YOU and YOUR family. Many homes are beautiful, but all homes should provide form and function that inspires the homeowner and requires less effort to maintain.
How to Get to Net Zero
We encourage you to read through our links on super insulated, passive house, and net zero homes.
We realize that not everyone will be a net zero customer, even if you think it’s the coolest thing you’ve ever read about!
With that said, there are several ways to build a “pretty good house” that is sustainable and possibly “Net Zero Ready”
So we encourage you to read about the services we offer, and then give us a chance to tell you why this is the way we build!
Who doesn't love a before and after project! This project really brought this house to life. From a tiny kitchen and a dysfunctional entry to an open concept entertainer's dream! On this project I worked with one of my favorite kitchen designers, Jen with Indisco and...
Why You Should Hire an Architect
Rarely do people realize how complicated and time consuming a building project can be until it’s too late and nothing has gone right. By hiring an Architect, you will benefit from the expertise of someone trained to get the most out of your space and your budget. Hiring an Architect is not without cost, but they are paid to make your vision a reality, often times saving you money, and creating spaces that are even more inspiring then you could imagine.
Architecture is a licensed profession. Architects spend years acquiring the education and training necessary to help you make the best decisions during the design and construction process. It goes beyond functionality because they think holistically about creating a home or a space that enriches the client’s desired lifestyle. By hiring an Architect you can save a lot of hassle on your project, make life easier, and end up with a result that meets your needs and your budget. Architects are trained to solve problems in creative ways and can make square footage work in ways you would never have considered. The placement of a door, window or walls can alter, change, enhance, or ruin your room design. A professional architect will know how to make all these things work together to achieve the desired outcome. They also understand the importance of elements such as natural light.
Mottram Architecture is the reason our remodel is so functional till this day. Emily took the time to listen to our ideas, asked numerous questions, and really got a feel for what we wanted out of the project. She then walked us through several different design possibilities which incorporated new ideas for our old farm house. The functional use of space and getting what you want out of a project even when you might not know exactly what you want is the reason we would use Mottram Architecture again and recommend using them for a remodel or a new build.The Gould's