Canal 5 Studio


Process
Canal 5 Studio is a design firm engaged in advancing our built environment through a collaborative discovery process. We believe in an open and synergistic dialogue that is grounded in the management of value and cost outcomes. Our initial role is to craft processes that facilitate the consolidation of disparate ideas and intentions into design concepts and project objectives. Commemorated in a Basis of Design (BOD) brief, these become the metrics used to measure project success.

The dialogue and clear communication catalyzed by these efforts engender a design process that is one of exploration and consensus. A common language is also established, allowing unforeseen site or programming issues to be resolved in the most expedient and cost-effective way. Our dedication to this collegial affiliation is evidenced by our studio structure, and our personal commitment to the exacting execution of every project from programming through post-occupancy.

The design and construction of a building is a complex human endeavor. We believe the best method to reduce risk and optimize value is through integrative project delivery (IPD); where the owner, designer, and constructor work in league to create a building solution, thereby aligning and leveraging the expertise of each member towards a common goal. This helps us to design systematically and strategically, and to optimize building functionality and performance.

Once program requirements have been parsed to clarify scope, schedule, and budget, we create a 3-dimensional digital model of the building, and use building information modeling (BIM) technology to develop, analyze, and manage design and cost information. BIM software allows the project team to quantify materials and to coordinate where architectural, structural, mechanical, and other building systems intersect. It is a robust and critical tool that allows the team to make informed decisions towards the creation of an optimized resolution of the design problem

Our job is to be the client’s trusted advisor, providing guidance through a complex transaction and providing the knowledge, creativity, and ingenuity needed to make informed decisions. We transform the status quo of fragmented processes yielding outcomes below expectations to a collaborative, value-based process that delivers consummate results for the entire building team.


News

General

Sep 1, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/01/mane-voices-high-quality-building-design-would-make-portland-even-better-than-it-is/
Aug 17, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.canal5studio.com/moving-along-in-the-plaza.html
Aug 17, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20170817/NEWS01/170819957/1092
Jul 24, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/24/maine-voices-healthy-communities-need-to-be-open-to-experience-change/
Jan 30, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://canal5studio.com/aboutus/new-americold-cold-storage-facility-designed-by-canal-5-studio.html
Dec 6, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: houseyellow
http://mainehomedesign.com/features/architecture-pragmatic-wise/
Aug 11, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/11/canal-plaza-redesign-calls-for-small-building-switch-to-granite-surface/
Jul 15, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: root
Jun 26, 2015
Category: General
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May 21, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: root
Mar 17, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/17/business/portland-follows-iceland-model-for-waterfront-business-incubator/
Mar 1, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.kenilworth.com/publications/cs/de/201503/index.html
Feb 27, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://bellwetherdesigntech.com/
Dec 1, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.ilight-tech.com/hyatt-portland-maine/
Oct 21, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.portlandballet.org/14_city.htm
Jul 28, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20140728/CURRENTEDITION/307249993/1088
Jul 6, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://glassmagazine.com/article/commercial/most-innovative-curtain-wall-project-1412681
Apr 29, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: root
http://beckerstructural.com/hyatt-place-old-port/
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