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Gabrielle Russell, LEED AP
Licensed Maine Architect

With over 18 years of post-graduate experience in the design and construction fields, Gabrielle’s career has developed cohesively; from supervision of Tulane’s wood shop, work in architectural firms and a commercial construction firm, through to licensure.  She also offers a unique perspective as a commercial real estate owner and historic building owner.  
Joining Platz Associates in 2014, Gabrielle has worked on a number of transformative projects in downtown Lewiston, Maine, including the redevelopment efforts at the Bates Mill Weave Shed #5, a 47,000 sf office space for Grand Rounds at Bates Mill No. 1, Sophia’s House, a 21,500 sf office space in Bates Mill No. 6, the historic building renovation at 215 Lisbon Street and interior design for MUNKA, a cowork office space.
A selection of her past projects include a two theater addition to the historic Strand Theater in Skowhegan, a Portland brewery addition and renovation, private residences, church renovations, business offices, and art gallery space.  She has experience in design, marketing, construction project management, specification writing, graphic design, and business development.  
Gabrielle is motivated to improve her community and the environment, and it shows in her volunteer work as a Founding Member and Board President of Grow L+A, her role on the YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston Board and her past board roles on Auburn Business Development Corporation Board, the Lewiston’s Historic Preservation Review Board and LA Arts.  


Sophia's House
Included Health (FormerlGrand Rounds) - Mill No. 1
The Pub at Baxter Brewing Co.
Bath Savings - Yarmouth Branch
Grand Rounds - Mill No. 6
The Agora Grand Events Center and Inn at the Agora*
Academy Street Townhouses*
Loft Style Apartments*

*projects designed or managed by Gabrielle prior to joining Platz Associates

Tulane University
Master of Architecture

Tulane University
Bachelor of Architecture 

Tulane University
Architecture Study Abroad
Vienna, Prague, Basel

Maine Indoor Air Quality 
Seminars Construction Leadership Institute - CMCC & AGC 


Maine #3325 


LEED Accredited Professional 

Maine Preservation Honor Award
Agora Grand Event Center & Inn at the Agora - 2017

Uplift LA
40 Under 40 - 2017 + 2016


Maine. (magazine)
"50 Mainers Boldly Leading Our State"

July 2015 

Maine Home & Design (magazine) 
"AIA DESIGN THEORY - The Power of Place" March 2015 

"Young visionaries, veteran developer take on Bates Mill No. 5" November 11, 2013  

"Envisioning the Future of a Mill City"


Maine American Institute of Architects
Board of Directors

Grow L+A 
Board of Directors
(past President + founding member)

YMCA Auburn Lewiston
Board of Directors 

City of Lewiston
Historic Preservation Review Board
(past Associate Member) 

City of Lewiston
Zoning Board of Appeals
(past Member) 
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