David Matero of David Matero Architecture: Top Floor, 100 Front Street. www.davidmatero.com
When did you begin the enterprise?
In 2008, I opened up an architectural practice along with Greg Day providing architecture and lighting design called Day Matero Studio on the top floor of 100 Front Street in Bath. In 2012 we split businesses and I started David Matero Architecture.
I graduated from architectural school from Roger Williams University in 1989, worked for 12 years in New York City, and then moved back to Maine in 2001 to work in Portland. Working for many years for good quality architecture firms, it was finally time to begin practicing architecture for myself.
What do you offer?
We have a wide variety of experience and a varied portfolio, providing design and planning services for residential and commercial projects. A full service architecture firm, we specialize in energy efficient, good quality design.
Why do you love Bath?
Having grown up in Norway, Maine and lived in cities like Portland, Boston and New York, I have been most attracted to walkable communities. I love being able to walk downtown to work, shopping, dining, and walking home from the pub.
What might surprise someone about you or your business?
We have worked on some projects that are familiar to many people, such as Bayside Bowl, Easy Day Bowling, Linda Beans Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, and Cool As A Moose in Brunswick.
What are you excited about in the coming year?
We are busy working on some very interesting projects, most notably the corporate headquarters for Patriot Insurance Company, a 30,000 sf office building in Yarmouth, not to mention Bath’s newest restaurant opening this summer, Salt Pine Social, on Front Street.