Archiscape Blog

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…

Congratulations to Jeannette Penniman!

By Karin | January 12, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Jeannette Penniman to Senior Associate at Patriquin Architects. A Connecticut native, she joined our office in 2019, continuing a journey in architecture and environmental stewardship which began at Yale and was followed by working at two pre-eminent architectural firms in San Antonio and Philadelphia. Since her arrival,…

Congratulations to Paolo Campos!

By Karin | January 11, 2022

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Paolo Campos to Principal at Patriquin Architects. Paolo joined our office in January 2016 after fifteen years of experience in the field, during which his work spanned projects in higher education, laboratory and research, multi-family, and community. Since his arrival, he has helped create project teams that…

Patriquin Architects – 12 Highlights from 2021

By Karin | December 23, 2021

As for many in the construction industry, 2021 was an active year for Patriquin Architects. Projects picked up significant speed after pausing or slowing in 2020; we worked with tenacious contractors to bring construction across the finish line despite pandemic-induced challenges; we reemerged – cautiously – into many professional communities and social events. We have…

Interesting Insights on Passive House Construction From Two Conferences

By Jeannette | October 28, 2021

Recently members of our team attended and presented at two industry conferences focused on the design and construction of high-performance buildings: PhiusCon, the annual North American Passive House conference hosted by Passive House Institute US, and AIA CT CACX, AIA Connecticut’s annual conference and expo.   In particular, these events addressed Passive House design and…