Julia Tate, Partner and Principal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Julia has been with the studio since 2015 with over 15 years of experience.  Her attention to detail, emphasis on listening to and integrating client needs, and skill at managing projects are great assets to the studio.  Julia has been an integral team member on projects ranging from residential to institutional, encompassing renovations, additions and new construction.

Some of the completed projects she has been proud to be a part of are the Waynflete Lower School, Bigelow Residence Hall, the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal Office Expansion, reconstruction of the State Theater Marquee, The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) Entry Experience,  interior classroom and student space transformations at Colby College’s Waterville Campus and University of Maine’s Orono campus, Falmouth Memorial Library, and a few private residential projects.

Julia enjoys finding opportunities to build local community partnerships through her work.   Increasing awareness of how the built environment can impact quality of life across a range of sectors on both an individual and civic scale is integral to each project.  She is keenly interested in environmentally and socially responsible design, and especially in making continued use of existing buildings accessible.

Fostering relationships and communication within local regional industries, she views each project as a chance to strengthen the approachability and visibility of those contributions and connections to the greater community.  Working with the Kennebec Land Trust and Local Wood Works to support their effort to bring awareness to local wood industries throughout Maine and New England, and participating in ongoing community conversations on the challenges surrounding trade education and workforce development are a few examples.  Other areas of interest include affordable housing; adaptive, multi-generational housing models; and bird safe building practices.

Julia was a 2020 Bigelow graduate of the Institute for Civic Leadership.  Julia currently serves on the City of Portland’s Historic Preservation Board, the Portland Society for Architecture Board, and is a collaborative leader with the AIA Maine Chapter of the Committee on the Environment (COTE).  Julia is a licensed architect in New York and Maine.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, and being outdoors as much as she can.

The Cooper Union School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture