Dean Bingham is
the owner, principal, project architect, creative inspiration,
draughtsman, construction observer and receptionist. When
you call, I answer the phone. If I am unable to answer your
questions or solve your problem, we’re both in trouble.
When necessary due to work load or schedules, I have people
I can rely on for occasional production assistance.
Since 2000, I have also been a member of the board of AIA New England, for which I now serve as president.
In 2006, I successfully completed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED exam, and am now a LEED accredited professional, ready to assist you with your “green” building projects.
have a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Miami University,
Oxford, Ohio, where I graduated in 1969 at the top of my class.
I worked in architectural firms for 4 summers prior to graduation
and have been employed as an architect either with firms,
as a sole practitioner, or a partner ever since.
have been widely varied. My career began with small residential
projects and expanded into multi-family housing. This was
interspersed with time on the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston,
and followed by more housing and resort condominiums. Not
many people can or will admit that they have designed a gorilla
1984 I partnered with Sam Woodward in Blue Hill, Maine to
form Bingham & Woodward Architects, a firm that lasted
for fourteen years. Our projects included an addition to the
Ellsworth City Library, restoration of Norumbega Hall in Bangor,
and numerous town offices, fire stations, family and elderly
housing, condominiums, and still more residences and additions.
1998 to 2002 I was a project manager with a firm in Portland,
involved with mostly schools and large residences.
I again enjoy the rights and responsibilities of running a
full-service architectural firm.
welcome the idea of new projects of any of the types I have
already done, and others not yet imagined.
1991 I have served on the Executive Committee of the Maine
Chapter, American Institute of Architects. In 1993 and 2000
I was co-chair of the AIA New England Regional Conference
hosted by AIA Maine. In 2000 and 2004 I served as AIA Maine
President. I continue as a member of the Executive Committee.
I have also been a board member of the Bagaduce Chorale, Blue
Hill, Maine, and board member and president of the board of
the Friend Memorial Library, Brooklin, Maine.
For 17 years, I have done significant fundraising for the
Maine Chapter, National MS Society, by riding in the MS150
Bike to the Breakwater Bike-a-thon. I was top fundraiser in
both 1996 and 2001. My 2001 success was achieved via a solo
cross-country bike ride, covering approximately 3500 miles
in 35 days.
If you are not currently in need of architectural services
I can offer something for a number of other desires. I create
exceptionally luxurious dark chocolate truffles, available
in unreasonable quantities and a considerable variety of delectable
flavors, at www.DeansSweets.com . These consist of a creamy
smooth dark chocolate center with—among other flavorings—rum,
brandy, raspberry vodka, Gran Marnier, scotch, peppermint,
coffee and brandy, ginger, plain, covered with dark chocolate.
My only variance from dark chocolate is an occasional filling
of fine white chocolate.
If you are among those rare folk for whom chocolate is not
magical, I also create custom ice cream. Chocolate is a possible
flavor, but there are infinite others for your choosing, limited
only by your and my imaginations.
If you find the idea of truffles and ice cream calorically
challenging, please join me on a bike ride, in various Maine
locations, or a longer partially or fully self-contained bicycle