Archiscape Blog

Welcome to the Team, Kara Bacik Gruss!

By Karin | July 1, 2022

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the newest member of our team, Kara Bacik Gruss! Kara joins Patriquin with more than 15 years of working within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. She has mastered the art of applying her Marketing and Communications education from both Boston University and Arizona State…

Welcome to the Team, Uzayr Agha!

By Karin | June 7, 2022

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to our summer student, Uzayr Agha! Uzayr is currently studying at Yale University to obtain a Master of Architecture (MArch) after having graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Economics in 2018.  Below, Uzayr shares what drew him to architecture and continues to keep him engaged.…

Welcome to the Team, Alberto Benitez!

By Karin | June 7, 2022

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to our summer student, Alberto Benitez! Alberto received his B.S. in Architectural Design + Technology from the University of Hartford and joins Patriquin for the summer while he awaits the Fall of 2022 when he will attend the University of Nottingham’s Architecture Design and Build Master of…

Welcome to the Team, Leen Hairi!

By Karin | May 3, 2022

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the newest member of our team, Leen Hairi! Leen joins Patriquin following several years working  at BRIBURN in Maine, a firm that designs and advocates for Passive houses. She received a Bachelor in Architecture from the Lebanese University and a Master of Architecture (MArch) at Virginia…

The Best Master Plans Leverage Member Input. Here’s Why.

By Karin | March 17, 2022

Master planning is a complex process, particularly when planners and architects develop a plan covering multiple sites. At Patriquin Architects, we’ve found that it’s essential to engage staff, other site users, and visitors and get their input on how they envision the optimal environment. Collaborating with Connecticut Chapter of Girls Scouts of America Our team…

Welcome to the Team, Molly Straut!

By Karin | February 23, 2022

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the newest member of our team, Molly Straut! Molly joins Patriquin following several years working for Studio Q Architecture in Waterbury, CT, on commercial projects of varying scales. She received both her Master and Bachelor degrees in Architecture from the University of Hartford, where she was…

Classic Forms, Modern Functions. How to Find the Right Balance in Design

By Molly Straut | February 11, 2022

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the United States of America—better known simply as the Girl Scouts—is an organization steeped in tradition. Whether you were a scout, know someone who was or is now, or simply are familiar with the organization, you have to admire their long history of helping girls grow, thrive, and improve…

Patriquin Architects Sign on to the AIA Materials Pledge

By Paolo | January 31, 2022

We’ve signed on to the AIA Architecture & Design Materials Pledge, which commits us to a deliberate, mindful and holistic approach to choosing which materials and finishes we put into our projects.    These choices represent a huge part of what we do as architects and construction professionals. Finishes are what we see, smell, hear,…

Adaptive Reuse: How We Bring New Life to Historic Buildings

By Karin | January 24, 2022

Patriquin Architects is located in Connecticut—a state with a large number of historic buildings that were constructed anywhere between the 1600s and the 1950s to serve as housing, manufacturing facilities, or other uses. Some of our favorite projects fall under the category of “adaptive reuse,” whereby we modernize a historic structure to suit a new…

Renderings vs. Reality: How to Reconcile Vision and Viability

By Jeannette | January 12, 2022

Being able to visualize how a new or remodeled space will look is essential to establishing the guiding vision for a design project and ultimately creating a design that meets the client’s needs. However, as every experienced architect knows, flexibility is key during the construction phase.   It is common for conditions to arise that…