Studio III architects is led by Vermont Architect Gregor Masefield, AIA, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Studio III's architects are NCARB Certified and hold licenses in Vermont and New York. Gregor has earned the Certified Passive House Consultant credential, awarded by Passive House US.
Studio III architects is based at the gateway to the Green Mountains in the town of Bristol, Vermont. We create meaningful architecture that is anchored to its place and rich in material and detail.
We design with a sensitivity to our own unique northeast climate that starts with a commitment to the use of native materials, and have forged strong partnerships with talented local craftsmen and builders. We create modern living and working places for people who, like ourselves, have a strong sense of connectivity to the environment around them. Every project is unique and every client is a valued member of our design team.
03-19-2014: Gregor Masefield is now a Certified Passive House Consultant!
Studio III Principal Gregor Masefield completed intensive training, passed all exams, and earned the Certified Passive House Consultant credential issued by the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS). Congratulations Gregor!
10-23-2013: Studio III's Principal Accepted to Passive House Training
Gregor Masefield has been accepted to the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) Passive House Consultants Training Program, to be held at Yestermorrow Design/Build School this fall. Gregor is currently designing a Passive House in Vermont, and expects to earn the Certified Passive House Consultant (NaCPHC) credential in December.
04-30-2013: Studio III's Work in Bathroom Idea Book
The just-released Bathroom Idea Book by Sandra S. Soria features Studio III's custom residential work in Vermont. Photographs by Susan Teare.
02-25-2013: Gregor Writes Article for Bathroom Planning Guide 2013
Studio III's Principal Gregor Masefield recently wrote an article for the 2013 issue of The Best of FineHomebuilding: Bathroom Planning Guide 2013.
The article, "A Half-Bath Fulfilled", features a powder room from Studio III's Charlotte, Vermont Residence.
01-30-2013: Studio III Wins Best of Houzz
Studio III has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz.
Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community
of 11 million monthly Houzzers.
01-07-2013: Kitchen Ideas that Work
Studio III architects' work is included in a new book from Taunton Press:
Kitchen Ideas that Work by Beth Veillette.
Woven Slate & Wood Floor in August FineHomebuilding
A how-to article on woven wood and slate floors appears in the August 2012 issue of FineHomebuilding. Gregor originally designed a similar floor for a residence in Charlotte, Vermont. Sean Flynn of Silver Maple Construction demonstrates how he achieved the effect in the entry of his own home, and Studio III gets a mention!
Students from the Conway School Visit Studio III
In early May Studio III met with students from the Conway School's
Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design,
located in Conway, Massachusetts. The students are examining options
for trails, buffering from a neighboring subdivision, and other landscape
elements for the Willowell Foundation, in Monkton, Vermont.
Gregor Appointed to STEM Academy Advisory Board
Recently Gregor Masefield was appointed to the STEM Academy Advisory Board
at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is a collaboration among Architecture & Engineering Systems; Industrial Design & Fabrication; & Renewable Energy & Green Building.
Taunton's All New Built-Ins Idea Book
Studio III's work is featured throughout the all new 2012 edition of Taunton's Built-Ins Idea Book, by Joanne Kellar Bouknight. Photos by Susan Teare.
Edgewater Gallery Expansion, Middlebury
Studio III recently completed schematic design of an expansion of the Edgewater Gallery building in Middlebury, to include a new restaurant, event space, expanded gallery, two condos on the upper floor, and site design to better engage the great surrounding scenic resources.
A Studio III Project Appears in Guide to Tiling
Studio III's work is included in the 2012 3rd edition of Creative Homeowner's Ultimate Guide: Ceramic & Stone Tiling. Photos by Susan Teare.
Studio III's Work Featured in New England Home's Design Blog
A fireplace by Studio III is featured in the January 30, 2012 article
"Notes from the Field: Home and Hearth", by Karin Lidbeck Brent,
photographs by Susan Teare.
Willowell Foundation - Arts and Sustainability Center
Studio III is working with the Willowell Foundation to design their new facility.
The center will host Willowell's programs and will house a pre-school, art gallery,
teaching kitchen, large multi-purpose space, and a library in a former silo.
On the grounds will be gardens, hoophouses, and a functioning barn.
Salvage Secrets One of Studio III Architects' projects is featured in
Salvage Secrets, Transforming Reclaimed Materials Into Design Concepts,
recently published by W. W. Norton, author Joanne Palmisano,
photographs by Susan Teare.
Studio III on the Future of the Waterbury State Office Complex
In December Studio III partnered with Pfaffmann Associates of Pittsburgh,PA,
as "The Green/Blue Collaborative", to submit a proposal to the State of Vermont
for feasiblity studies to evaluate options for the future of the storm-damaged
Waterbury State Office Complex.
Fine Homebuilding Fine Homebuilding magazine (Spring/Summer 2011)
featured one of Studio III architects' projects in their article Drawn to Detail,
by Debra Judge Silber.
Studio III's architects are Members of the American Institute of Architects.
In addition to holding licenses in two states, Studio III's architects are Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, facilitating licensing reciprocity in most states.
Not all Vermont-licensed architects meet the rigorous experience and education standards required for NCARB certification.
Studio III’s Principal Gregor Masefield is a Certified Passive House Consultant. The CPHS credential is awarded by Passive House US to design professionals who meet eligibility requirements, complete intensive training, and pass written and design exams.
Gregor Masefield is a member of the STEM Academy Advisory Board
at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury.
Studio III is working with Willowell on their new Arts & Sustainability Center!
The Willowell Foundation connects people with the arts, the environment, and each other through programs including the Walden Project, wildlife monitoring classes, community gardening, farm to school activities, community art events and more!
Studio III is a member of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership,
a group of area citizens committed to increasing and maintaining the economic vitality of the Bristol, Vermont downtown business community and to preserve the historic character of its buildings and places.
Studio III provided conceptual design and a feasibility study for Bristol's
Deerleap Community Center Committee.
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program and many other initiatives encouraging green building.
Efficiency Vermont is the nation's first ratepayer-funded energy efficiency utility providing energy efficiency services statewide. They provide technical assistance and financial incentives to help VT households and businesses reduce energy costs, and provide energy-efficient approaches to construction and renovation.
Architectural Photographer Susan Teare
took many of the photographs on Studio III's site.