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Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s 16th Annual Evening of Discovery Event a Big Success
2014.06
– Private fundraising for the project is on track thus far. Click here to read the Vineyard Gazette’s June 29th article.IMG_2197

Jorge Silvetti’s New Book on the Getty Villa Co-authored by Conrad Ello
2014.06
– Book captures the complex scope and stylistic range of the 12-year, $275-million expansion of the Getty Villa in Malibu, CA. Click here for Harvard Graduate School of Design’s review.Getty Villa

Oudens Ello Architecture Completes School Facilities Assessment for six schools in Watertown, Massachusetts
2014.04
– Watertown High School is identified as the facility most in need of upgrades. Click here for a recap of the recent School Committee Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee meeting.

West Tisbury Free Public Library Re-Opens For Business
2014.03
– “Soft Opening” of the new library is well received by the West Tisbury community. Click here for the MV Times.com article, here to read the MV Gazette.com article and here to read the Banker & Tradesman article.
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Oudens Ello Architecture Selected to Develop Woodlawn Master Plan
2014.03
– Renovations and expansions planned for historic 200-acre museum and park in Ellsworth, Maine. Click here for the Bangor Daily News article and here for the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations’ (i.e., governing board of Woodlawn) press release.Woodlawn2

Martha’s Vineyard Museum Concept Design Completed
2013.10
– OEA finished concept design for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in October.

Millis Public Library Grand Opening
2013.09
– The Millis Public Library opened to an enthusiastic crowd in September!

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Oudens Ello Awarded Martha’s Vineyard Museum Commission
2013.07
– OEA to develop final design for the renovation and expansion of the historic Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven, MA, intended as the MVM’s future home. Click here to view the Museum’s press release and here to read the article at MV Times.com.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s Evening of Discovery a huge success
2013.07
– OEA’s selection as architect for the new museum facility announced at the gala event. Click here to read the Vineyard Gazette article.

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West Tisbury Library Construction Progressing on Time and on Budget
2013.06
– OEA’s library expansion reaches halfway point in construction. Click here to read the article at MV Times.com.

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Plans for the Old Lighthouse Museum Unveiled
2013.03
– OEA presents rehabilitation project to the Stonington, CT community. Click here to view the Stonington-Mystic Patch article and here to view the article in The Day (New London, CT).

Oudens Ello Architecture welcomes Paul Schlapobersky, AIA, LEED AP as new Principal
2013.02

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Remodelista.com features Urban Grape South End
2012.12
 – Oudens Ello Architecture’s new wine store receives more high marks from esteemed design source. Click here to view the article and photos.Remodelista

Oudens Ello Architecture enters 1st Annual Community Design Resource Center (CRDC) Gingerbread House Design Competition
2012.11
 – Gingerbread houses are on display in the BSA Gallery Space through December 7th. Click here for the BSA’s link to the online auction and to see OEA’s submission.

Oudens Ello Architecture selected to design a new library for the Town of Eastham 
2012.10 – Click here for selection news and here for a video link to OEA’s recent presentation to the Town’s Library Trustees, Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee (once on the Town’s “Video on Demand” page, select “October 2012″, then the video clip titled: “Library Board of Trustees with BOS & FinCom 10/22/12″).

Urban Grape South End Opens its Doors 
2012.09 – The new wine store’s contemporary interior is receiving high marks. Links below take you to the latest reviews and photos:

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Urban Grape South End Plans Unveiled 
2012.06 – The Urban Grape’s two-year anniversary celebration at the Hotel Indigo showcases plans for new store. Click here for the party recap and here for further store details from Grub Street.

Sculptor Antonio Mendez and Oudens Ello Honored in Celtics-76ers 5/14 Pre-Game Ceremony
2012.05 – The Bill Russell Legacy Foundation, Boston Celtics and City of Boston announce selection of Mendez-OEA team to design Bill Russell tribute in City Hall Plaza. Click here for Boston Globe article.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum Commences With Initial Site Work in Vineyard Haven
2012.04 – Removal of trees reveals historic Marine hospital overlooking Lagoon Pond. Click here for mvtimes article.

Oudens Ello Presents Library Project at Community Forum on March 26th
2012.03 – OEA featured on Martha’s Vineyard TV. Click here to play the full video of this well attended presentation in West Tisbury. Be sure to search the “Video on Demand” section for the “West Tisbury Library Public Forum 3.26.12″ clip.

West Tisbury Library Moves Toward Town Vote 
2012.03 – Upcoming April 10th Town Meeting and April 12th ballot question votes will determine final approval of the library project. Click here for the Vineyard Gazette’s latest article on the library’s progress and this important next step.

West Tisbury Library Foundation successful at raising funds for the New Library
2012.02 – The West Tisbury Library Foundation nears its fund raising objective with over $1.2-million raised to date. Click here for more information and a look at the Foundation’s inspiring video, Time to Grow.

Building Futures: Re-Envisioning the Hyde at Rensselaer
2012.02 – The Oudens Ello master plan for the Hyde Collection provides road map for recent RPI student/faculty work. Click here for more information about the exhibit, which runs at the museum through April 16, 2012.

Millis Library groundbreaking a big success
2011.12 – December 17th groundbreaking event launches 12-month construction process. Click here for a recap of the celebration.

Millis Library featured in Boston Globe
2011.12 – The new Millis Library has been featured in the December 16th issue of the Boston Globe. Progress on town’s `new living room’ – The Boston Globe Archives

Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosts open house in Vineyard Haven
2011.12
– Museum hosts successful community outreach event at newly purchased St. Pierre property. Museum Open House Unveils New Location’s Ample Charms – 12:16:11 – Vineyard Gazette Online

OEA Present New Millis Library to Town Selectmen & Community at Open House
2011.08
– Ground-breaking slated for mid-October. Click here for more information.

Shutesbury and West Tisbury Awarded Library Construction Grants
2011.07
– Two Oudens Ello Architecture library designs are among the eight grant winners throughout the Commonwealth in 2011. Click here to read the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners July 14th press release.

West Tisbury Celebrates Grant award
2011.07
– The Town is poised to move forward quickly with expansion plans.  Click here for the Martha’s Vineyard Times article.

ESPN features Antonio Tobias Mendez and OEA as finalists for Bill Russell Legacy Project
2011.07
– Final proposals to be shared with Selection Committee this fall. Click here for the article.

Initial concepts unveiled for Bill Russell Legacy Project
2011.07
– Oudens Ello Architecture teamed with Antonio Tobias Mendez. Click here and scroll down to October 14, 2011 posting.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum close to acquiring St. Pierre Property
2011.06
– The museum is poised to purchase the historic Vineyard Haven property. Click here to read Vineyard Gazette article.

Oudens Ello Architecture and South Mountain Company selected to lead Martha’s Vineyard Museum Feasibility Study
2010.12
– OEA+SMC collaboration focuses on possible relocation of museum from Edgartown to historic property in Vineyard Haven. Click here to read Vineyard Gazette article.

West Tisbury Library Designs Gain Momentum
2010.11
– OEA Present Preliminary Design Options at Community Forum. Click here for more information.

Oudens Ello lead community forum in West Tisbury
2010.10
– OEA present preliminary plans for the library renovation and expansion on Monday, October 25th. Click here for more information.

Oudens Ello Architecture to begin work on renovation and expansion of West Tisbury Free Public Library
2010.10
– Vibrant library intends to pursue MBLC construction grant. Click here for more information.

The Urban Grape wine store opens its doors in Chestnut Hill
2010.06
– OEA’s new wine store draws high praise from Boston’s blogger community. Click on links below to read about this innovative shop:
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Town of Shutesbury Supports Library Project
2010.05
– Town’s 163-20 vote reflects overwhelming approval in pursuit of MBLC grant. Click here for Daily Hampshire Gazette article.

Oudens Ello Architecture sponsors Greening The Valley: Sustainable Architecture in the Pioneer Valley
2010.01
– The landmark exhibition on sustainable contemporary architecture and environmentally sensitive building practices will take place at The University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst. The three-month long project will run from February 10 through May 9, 2010. Click here for more information.

Curious George Cottage to undergo renovations
2009.02
– The Rey Center will soon implement plans for its initial growth phase in the form of significant environmental modifications to the Curious George Cottage geared towards energy conservation and efficiency designed by Oudens Ello Architecture. Click here for article.

Oudens Ello Architecture joins 1% program
2007.09
– The 1%, a program of Public Architecture, connects nonprofits with architecture and design firms willing to give of their time pro bono. If every architecture professional in the U.S. committed 1% of their time to pro bono service, it would add up to 5,000,000 hours annually – the equivalent of a 2,500-person firm, working full-time for the public good. Click here to learn more about The One Percent and OEA’s involvement.