Stewart Brecher

Stewart Brecher, AIA, NCARB


Stewart Brecher founded Brecher/Sealander in 1983 as Brecher-Hyman Associates. Prior to that time, he was a professor of architecture at the university level, teaching architecture design and construction. Mr. Brecher was Senior Lecturer in charge of undergraduate studies at the University of London, Kingston Polytechnic, and the University of Nairobi. He was an Associate Professor and Professor at SUNY Buffalo and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Prior to establishing his office in Bar Harbor, Mr. Brecher practiced in Buffalo, Nairobi and London. He was head of design for Rakennus Domino, a Finnish design/build company; a designer in Sir Basil Spence’s office in England, and won a HUD award for an elderly housing project in Newport, Rhode Island while at Castellucci, Galli and Planka. Mr. Brecher has also designed theater sets and furniture.

Mr. Brecher is a registered architect in Maine, New Hampshire and New York, certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a past president of the Maine AIA.


  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Bachelor of Architecture, 1964.
  • State University of New York- Buffalo, Buffalo NY. PhD program, School of Policy Studies.
  • Other education programs: Accessibility, education, energy efficient design, child care design.

Selected Projects

  • Swan's Island Library, Swan's Island, ME, in design.
  • Deering Commons Renovations, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, 2008.
  • Child and Family Opportunities, Ellsworth, ME, 2004.
  • WomanCare/ Aegis, Dover-Foxcroft, ME, under construction.
  • Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor, ME, 2008.
  • Kidslife Center 2, Ellsworth, ME, 2008.
  • Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library Renovations and Addition, Steuben, ME, 2006.
  • Early Childcare Center, University of Maine Machias, Machias, ME. 2002.
  • Unobskey Learning Center, University of Maine Machias, Calais, ME. 2002.
  • Camp Beech Cliff Multi-purpose Building, Mt. Desert, ME. 2001.
  • Camp Beech Cliff Administration Building, Mt. Desert, ME. 1999.
  • Natural History Museum, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. 1999.
  • Marin Auditorium and Dahlgren Conference Center, Mount Desert Island Biological Lab, Salisbury Cove, ME, 1998.
  • Acadia National Park Visitor Center Renovations and Addition, Bar Harbor, ME, 1997.
  • Gray Public Library Additions and Renovations, Gray, ME, 1990.