Image of Michelle B. Phelps, Associate AIA.Michelle Phelps is an accomplished designer with over twenty years experience in the industry of custom residential & commercial architecture with many notable recent and past projects featured in publications. Michelle's portfolio includes over 45 recent projects including new construction, renovations and commercial architectural work.

Michelle is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College (BAC) with a B.ARCH Degree from the School of Architecture with a background in both Interior Design & Fine Arts from previous colleges. Michelle is a native resident, having spent her early years growing up in Damariscotta, ME and which instilled an appreciation for Maine’s coast along with inland lakes and mountains. While working in Boston area firms she gained invaluable exposure to many applications of architecture from area firms and the surrounding cities including Boston, Cambridge and work on Nantucket. Upon returning to her native State, Michelle was hired as an independent consultant for a Camden Architectural where she designed and managed an array of project types including commercial, residential, and civic projects along the coast of Maine. Michelle began Phelps Architects, Inc. in Partnership with her husband Dan Phelps who is a Registered, Licensed Architect in ME & MA. Together, they strive to provide quality service and superior design to their clients. In addition to the design practice, Michelle continues to enjoy spending as much time as possible exploring all that Maine has to offer with her husband and two daughters and drawing from its inspiration.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA, Bachelor of Architecture, 2003
  • University of Maine, Augusta, ME, Studies in Architecture & Fine Arts
  • Hesser College, Manchester, NH, Interior Design

Honors, Awards, Publications:


  • Maine Home & Design Publication: April 2015 Issue, “The Drawing Board” Bristol Farmhouse, Bristol, ME
  • Maine Home & Design Publication: May 2012 Issue, “The Drawing Board” Shingle Style Guest House, Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Maine Home & Design Publication: “The Architecture Issue”
  • December 2012 Issue, Cook Residence, Southwest, Harbor, ME


  • Recipient: Boson Architectural College, Dean Cascieri Scholarship for outstanding Portfolio Design Work
  • Jewett Gallery Exhibition: Stoneware sculpture accepted into gallery exhibition at the University of Maine

Memberships/Supporter Contributions:

  • Art Walk Damariscotta
  • Boothbay Region Y-Arts, Boothbay, ME
  • Boston Architectural College Alumni
  • Botanical Gardens, Boothbay ME
  • Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Damariscotta Pumpkinfest
  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Habitat for Humanity, ME
  • Maine State AIA, American Institute of Architects
  • Miles Memorial Hospital League – Damariscotta, ME
  • Portland Society of Architects, Portland, ME
  • Skidompha Library Gardens


Phelps Architects, Inc.
Damariscotta, ME

New Residence and/or Complete Renovations (Partial List):

Alfieri Cottage, Nobleboro, ME
Atkinson Cottage, Newcastle, ME
Bailey Residence and Garage, Nobleboro, ME
Barret Residence, Westport Island, ME
Boutselis Residence, Jefferson, ME
Cross Point Residence, Edgecomb, ME
Curry/Morter Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Donnovan Residence, South Bristol, ME
Dunn/Hadley Residence, South Bristol, ME
Fitch Residence, Pemaquid, ME
Freese Residence & Studio/Garage Barn/Studio, Bristol, ME
Heidenreich Residence & Garage, Bristol, ME
Hush Garage/Studio, Bristol, ME
Hush Residence, Bristol, ME
MacGilvra Residence, Isle of Springs, Boothbay, ME
Phillips Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Purcell Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Race Boathouse, Edgecomb, ME
Reiser Residence, South Bristol, ME
Snyder Residence, Rockport, ME
Spurling Residence, Palermo, ME
Trafton Residence, Newcastle, ME

Additions & Renovations (Partial List)

Abello Residence, Edgecomb, ME
Austen Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Bartlett Residence, Walpole, ME
Bedigian Residence, Port Clyde, ME
Rogers Residence, Port Clyde, ME
Austen Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Beebe Residence, South Bristol, ME
Murray Residence, Camden, ME
Devlin Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Doughty Residence, Woolwich, ME
Duncan Residence, MA
Griffee Residence, Woolwich, ME
Flory Residence, Walpole, ME
Geisler Residence, Edgecomb, ME
McCormick Residence, South Bristol, ME
Russ Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Pearce Residence, Nobleboro, ME
Smith Residence, Damariscotta, ME

Historic Renovations & Additions Partial List:

9 Vine Street, Damariscotta, ME
Curry/Morter Residence, Damariscotta, ME
Phillips Residence & Garage/Barn, Newcastle, ME

Commercial Partial List:

278 Main Street, Damariscotta Professional Offices/Apartment
A.L. Logging, Bristol, Commercial Garage/Workshop
Animal Clinic, Woolwich, ME
Calvary Baptist Church, Master Planning, Code Assessment
CCS School Gymnasium, Waldoboro, ME New Lobby and Gymnasium
Addition Reuman Condominium Documents, Damariscotta

Stephen G. Smith Architects, AIA, Camden, ME

Consultant/Project Architect including abbreviated list:

  • Giroux Residence & Guest House, Cushing, ME
  • Jackson Memorial Library, St. George, ME
  • Cook Residence & Guest House, Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Kirstie Alley Residence, Islesboro, ME
  • John Travolta Residence, Islesboro, ME
  • Cowperthwaite Residence and Guest House, St. George, ME

HKTA/ Architects, Portland, AIA ME

  • Cape Elizabeth Elementary School Addition, Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • Cape Elizabeth High School Addition, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Chip Webster Associates, AIA, Boston, MA

  • Lockard Residence, Nantucket, MA
  • Grimshaw Residence, Nantucket, MA

Digiorgio Associates, AIA, Boston, MA

  • Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, ME
  • Simons/Sinon Cancer Care Center, Fitchburg, MA
  • Chestnut Hill Life Care Assisted Living Facility, Brookline, MA
  • Health Alliance/UMass Memorial Health Care Hospital, Leominster, MA

Clifford Hoffman Associates, AIA, Boston, MA

  • Bedford Books Bookstore, Historical Renovation, Boston, MA
  • Geltex Pharmaceuticals Corporate Headquarters, Waltham, MA
  • Astra USA Laboratory Renovations, Westborough, MA
  • Genetics Institute Laboratories, Cambridge, MA

Ellenzweig Associates, AIA, Cambridge, MA

  • MIT Tang Center, Student Laboratories, Cambridge, MA