Canal 5 Studio

Canal 5 Studio (C5S) is an architectural firm committed to advancing the built environment through designs that possess meaning, quality, and character.

Our projects fulfill the needs and express the aspirations of clients from a variety of sectors, including higher education, healthcare, institutional, commercial, and residential.

C5S is intentionally small, allowing us to avoid the commodification of our services and to give each project the attention it deserves. We are a partnership of diverse strengths, with each partner bringing special skills to our common commitment to design excellence.

We employ a strategic project delivery process that integrates the talents and insights of all project team members (e.g. consultants and constructors) early in the design. This increases value to the owner, reduces waste, and maximizes efficiency. Cost management is practiced throughout. Working with limited budgets and employing selective critical interventions, we have oftentime transformed underperforming areas to dynamic, engaging, satisfying spaces.

At Canal 5 Studio, we are guided by principles of trust, transparent process, value-based decision making, and team success tied to project success.


People

Patrick S. Costin, AIA, LEED AP

Partner

Patrick Costin founded Canal 5 Studio, an architecture, planning, and interior design partnership, in 2011 after having led one of Maine's oldest and largest architecture firms. Mr. Costin has more than 30 years of experience in award winning, high performance building design.

Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Philosophy from Lake Forest College, where his undergraduate experience included studying art and architecture in Florence and London. He received a graduate fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned a Master of Architecture degree. He is a Licensed Architect in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council. He holds a national licensing certification from NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Tim Hart, AIA, LEED AP

Partner

Timothy Hart has wide ranging expertise in design and practice management. His experience includes project management, project programming, 3-D modeling, building code and life safety design and the skillful execution of integrated construction documents.

Tim earned a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He is a Registered Architect in the state of Maine and a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council. He holds a national licensing certification from NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).


News

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Oct 1, 2018
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Posted by: root
The renovation of 3,900 sf created a consolidated space for staff that produce all of Bates communication material, including video production.
Oct 1, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: root
The multi-floor renovation of over 60,000 sf in ten phases spanned a period of 33 months including design and construction. The multimillion dollar project reorganized and updated the firm’s offices and created a new two story conference center.
Sep 1, 2018
Category: General
Posted by: root
It includes Urgent Care, Imaging, Laboratory, Cardiology and Infectious Disease services in renovated lease space. The multi-million dollar project included significant improvements to the building envelope and MEP systems to support the program.
Sep 1, 2018
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Posted by: root
Construction is complete at the Long Residence in Yarmouth, Maine. The 2,000 sf house is contemporary New England vernacular with a high performance envelope.
Sep 1, 2018
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Posted by: root
Canal 5 Studio has hired two new staff: Abbey Slinker and Tali Amero, architectural interns, are 2018 graduates of the University of Maine with Bachelor of Architecture degrees. Ms. Slinker previously attended the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Amero led the American Institute of Architecture Student chapter at UMA.
Jun 1, 2018
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Posted by: root
An additional 1,900 sf will accommodate growth in operations while reorganizing he entry and staff support spaces. C5S designed the foundation’s original office in 2011.
Apr 2, 2018
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MaineGeneral has retained Canal 5 Studio to design a new 16,000 sf outpatient clinical center in Gardiner, Maine. It includes Express Care, Family Medicine, Radiology and Laboratory services. Construction will begin in January 2019.
Feb 1, 2018
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Posted by: root
Bates College has retained Canal 5 Studio to renovate Chase Hall to accommodate the offices of Purposeful Work, Campus Life and Residential Life. This is the third project at Chase Hall Canal 5 Studio has designed in recent years.
Sep 1, 2017
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http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/01/mane-voices-high-quality-building-design-would-make-portland-even-better-than-it-is/
Aug 17, 2017
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http://www.canal5studio.com/moving-along-in-the-plaza.html
Aug 17, 2017
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http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20170817/NEWS01/170819957/1092
Jul 24, 2017
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http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/24/maine-voices-healthy-communities-need-to-be-open-to-experience-change/
Jan 30, 2017
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http://canal5studio.com/aboutus/new-americold-cold-storage-facility-designed-by-canal-5-studio.html
Dec 6, 2016
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http://mainehomedesign.com/features/architecture-pragmatic-wise/
Aug 11, 2016
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http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/11/canal-plaza-redesign-calls-for-small-building-switch-to-granite-surface/
Jul 15, 2015
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Jun 26, 2015
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May 21, 2015
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Mar 17, 2015
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http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/17/business/portland-follows-iceland-model-for-waterfront-business-incubator/
Mar 1, 2015
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http://www.kenilworth.com/publications/cs/de/201503/index.html
Feb 27, 2015
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http://bellwetherdesigntech.com/
Dec 1, 2014
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http://www.ilight-tech.com/hyatt-portland-maine/
Oct 21, 2014
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http://www.portlandballet.org/14_city.htm
Jul 28, 2014
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http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20140728/CURRENTEDITION/307249993/1088
Jul 6, 2014
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http://glassmagazine.com/article/commercial/most-innovative-curtain-wall-project-1412681
Apr 29, 2014
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Construction is complete at Bates College Lane Hall
Oct 1, 2018
The renovation of 3,900 sf created a consolidated space for staff that produce all of Bates communication material, including video production.

Construction is complete at Verrill Dana’s corporate headquarters at One Portland Square in Portland, Maine
Oct 1, 2018
The multi-floor renovation of over 60,000 sf in ten phases spanned a period of 33 months including design and construction. The multimillion dollar project reorganized and updated the firm’s offices and created a new two story conference center.

Construction is complete at InterMed’s new 24,000 sf 50 Foden Road outpatient clinic
Sep 1, 2018
It includes Urgent Care, Imaging, Laboratory, Cardiology and Infectious Disease services in renovated lease space. The multi-million dollar project included significant improvements to the building envelope and MEP systems to support the program.

Construction is complete at the Long Residence in Yarmouth, Maine
Sep 1, 2018
Construction is complete at the Long Residence in Yarmouth, Maine. The 2,000 sf house is contemporary New England vernacular with a high performance envelope.

Canal 5 Studio has hired two new staff
Sep 1, 2018
Canal 5 Studio has hired two new staff: Abbey Slinker and Tali Amero, architectural interns, are 2018 graduates of the University of Maine with Bachelor of Architecture degrees. Ms. Slinker previously attended the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Amero led the American Institute of Architecture Student chapter at UMA.

The John T. Gorman Foundation has retained Canal 5 Studio to design an expansion to their office at One Canal Plaza in Portland, Maine
Jun 1, 2018
An additional 1,900 sf will accommodate growth in operations while reorganizing he entry and staff support spaces. C5S designed the foundation’s original office in 2011.

MaineGeneral has retained Canal 5 Studio to design a new 16,000 sf outpatient clinical center
Apr 2, 2018
MaineGeneral has retained Canal 5 Studio to design a new 16,000 sf outpatient clinical center in Gardiner, Maine. It includes Express Care, Family Medicine, Radiology and Laboratory services. Construction will begin in January 2019.

Bates College has retained Canal 5 Studio to renovate Chase Hall
Feb 1, 2018
Bates College has retained Canal 5 Studio to renovate Chase Hall to accommodate the offices of Purposeful Work, Campus Life and Residential Life. This is the third project at Chase Hall Canal 5 Studio has designed in recent years.

Patrick Costin's contribution to the Portland Press Herald: Maine Voices: High-quality building design would make Portland even better than it is
Sep 1, 2017

Moving along in the plaza with Canal Zero
Aug 17, 2017

Innovative roof — Maine's first — installed at Portland's Canal Plaza
Aug 17, 2017

Patrick Costin's Portland Press Herald letter: Portland has an extraordinary group of committed planning professionals, public servants and private citizens working together to serve the best interest of the community
Jul 24, 2017

Patrick Costin, of Canal 5 Studio, participated in the recent Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce's Eggs & Issues forum, which made the case for growth in Portland, Maine
Feb 6, 2017

New Americold Cold Storage Facility designed by Canal 5 Studio
Jan 30, 2017

Maine Home + Design says Canal 5 Studio designed new Office of Intercultural Education has been embraced by students and recognized by the college administration
Dec 6, 2016

Portland Press Herald on C5S' proposed design transforming Canal Plaza
Aug 11, 2016

Urban Eye says C5S design Rhum is a Polynesian getaway in Portland, Maine
Feb 7, 2016

Main Eater says C5S designed, award winning EVO (a stunner!) challenged Portland, Maine's "staid sensibilities" to help make "a recipe for success"
Nov 16, 2015

Portland Press Herald calls C5S designed EVO a " jewel box of a restaurant"
Nov 15, 2015

Portland Monthly's story on the "glass palace" C5S designed for EVO
Jul 15, 2015

C5S designed EVO restaurant now open
Jun 26, 2015

Pre-opening preview of C5S designed EVO
May 21, 2015

Canal 5 Studio to design New England Ocean Cluster House
Mar 17, 2015

C5S designed curtain wall makes the cover of CSI Magazine
Mar 1, 2015

Hyatt Place front and center on Bellwether Design Technologies' homepage
Feb 27, 2015

iLight Technologies uses Hyatt Place as a case study for its Plexineon lights
Dec 1, 2014

Portland Ballet: Dance Inspiration Award
Oct 21, 2014

MaineBiz: Hyatt Place's Crinkle Wall
Jul 28, 2014

Glass Magazine awards Hyatt Place's Crinkle Wall "Most Innovative Curtain Wall Project of 2014
Jul 6, 2014

2014 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award given to Becker Engineering for Hyatt Place
Apr 29, 2014