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Patriquin Architects Sees Projects Continue During the Pandemic

By Karin | July 28, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way construction work is coordinated and executed, we have a number of projects that are continuing to make great progress. Our team, and the builders we work with, have been able to maintain our momentum in part because adapting and being nimble are second nature to architects and…

How Construction is Continuing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Karin | July 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken many industries, with some coming to a complete standstill in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Fortunately, most construction companies have been able to continue their work. However, there are crucial steps that must be taken to ensure construction workers, property owners, and service providers all remain…

Important Connecticut Physician Office Reopening Guidelines and Tips

By Karin | June 27, 2020

As businesses and service providers in Connecticut and around the country reopen, each faces unique challenges and must follow specific guidelines in order to resume operations safely. Needless to say, these guidelines and procedures are especially important for medical offices.   The American Medical Association (AMA) has stated that four milestones must be achieved before governments…

How CT Restaurants Can Minimize COVID-19 Risk As They Reopen

By Karin | June 23, 2020

On June 17, restaurants in Connecticut were allowed to reopen for indoor dining after having been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to comply with state guidelines, restaurants should take the actions outlined below. This is in addition to recommendations for outside dining in our blog How to Adjust Your Restaurant Layout…

Spaced Out: The Physical Office in The Post-pandemic Era

By Karin | June 4, 2020

For employers welcoming workers back to the office after the long COVID-mandated hiatus, space alone is not the final frontier. The “new normal” of office work will involve creative approaches not just to the use of square footage — but of time as well. Full article here. Published on June 4th, 2020 by Michael C.…

Slate School is featured on ArchDaily

By Karin | June 3, 2020

Slate School is a private, independent, coeducational non-profit elementary school located on a biodiverse 25-acre site in North Haven, CT. Founded by Jennifer Staple Clark and Alexander Clark, the School provides a unique nature-based learning environment that aspires to cultivate creativity, kindness, and stewardship of the Earth, while fostering a passion for learning and discovery. Full…

How to Support Social Distancing in Your Office Space

By Karin | May 21, 2020

Just three months ago, few of us could have imagined how different life would be today. Workplaces and work cultures have already transformed to meet the challenge of COVID-19, and as parts of the country begin to reopen, we can expect further transformations. Although it’s hard to predict what our work lives (as well as…

How to Adjust Your Restaurant Layout for COVID-19 Restrictions

By Karin | May 20, 2020

As the country adapts to life under the COVID-19 pandemic, dining remains one of the most eagerly anticipated – and challenging – economic sectors to reopen. In order to resume dining-in services, restaurants will have to adhere to local regulations and adjust their operations to provide safe and enjoyable environments for both patrons and staff. …

Slate School: A Virtual Tour

By Karin | April 28, 2020

As part of the 2020 Sustainability Week at AIA Connecticut and for the CT Green Building Council’s annual site tour, we were asked to guide a walking tour of Slate School. Due to the current health regulations, this has been postponed. As a small teaser, we are featuring a recent video of drone footage prepared…

Does Your Commercial Project Require an Architect?

By Karin | March 27, 2020

In Connecticut, residential building or renovation projects involving single-family or two-family homes don’t require the services of an architect. Commercial, industrial, and institutional construction (along with multi-family residential) are another story.  With those types of projects, requirements for the involvement of an architect vary based on how the structure is categorized and the size of…

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