Our Mission

It’s about more than a building.

As designers, we feel purpose, creativity and critical inquiry are vital to success.

Through dialogue and thoughtful listening, we create compelling places to live, learn, work, and play.

We are committed to design excellence that is grounded in sustainability and elevates human potential.

We are innovative, applying our technical expertise to create buildings of substance, beauty, and lasting value.

We are responsive, working as a team to create buildings that resonate within their communities.

It’s about opportunity.



Based in Portland, Maine, Simons Architects is an innovative multi-disciplinary firm providing architectural, landscape, planning and interior design services. We love challenges and are known for our projects that integrate site planning, campus planning and combinations of new buildings with renovated and historic buildings. We have a strong ability to envision future facility and space needs and to create sustainable design solutions that add lasting value for owners and their communities.

We bring a unique design approach to all our projects. With balanced listening and leading with depth of inquiry, our goal is to stimulate imaginations and encourage rigorous investigation.  We provide leadership, guidance, and technical expertise to ensure that the final building product is true to our clients’ intentions and supports their mission, programs, and highest aspirations.

Simons Architects has been awarded over 35 American Institute of Architects national, regional, and state design awards in recognition of our overall commitment to excellence. We believe the art and science of designing buildings is about more than the building; it’s about creating opportunities to enhance human potential. We look forward to collaborating with you on your next project.



Campus Planning

3D Massing and Massing Diagrams

Digital Model Vignettes


Needs Assessments

Feasibility and Cost Studies

Planning and Zoning Approvals Assistance

Schematic and Design Development

Construction Documentation and Bidding

Construction Observation Services

Adaptive reuse and historical renovation

Sustainable Design Services