645 Congress Street officially opened yesterday. It’s great to see an old tired building revived on the upper part of Congress — providing affordable housing for many in the city. It was my first project working with Greg Shinberg – a very experienced builder in his own right. I was pulled into the project last April thanks to Ben Walter at CWS Architects. I also had the opportunity to work with a gifted interior designer who is a recent graduate of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Leah Cantor. For me, collaboration with people like Greg, Ben and Leah are what make my work so enjoyable. I hope the folks that inhabit 645 Congress Street enjoy their new digs, too! Special thanks to Greg and his business partner, Senator Justin Alfond, for seeing the potential in the old hotel and making an investment to improve the great city of Portland! Click here for a 2 minute news clip by NBC affiliate Channel 6 about the project.