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Summertime School Projects: Smart Scheduling is Key

By Karin | August 22, 2019

Design and construction projects for schools involve unique challenges. One of the biggest is ensuring that work is completed in the summer months when students are away so that construction activities aren’t a distraction. Avoiding construction zones in a building during the school year also helps mitigate safety concerns.

How Top Trends are Affecting Architecture Today

By Karin | July 30, 2019

It’s surprising when I stop and think about the fact that I began working as an architect more than 20 years ago. I’ve seen many changes in my two decades in this profession, including new areas of emphasis like sustainability, and new tools such as 3D printers. Yet it seems that the evolution of architecture…

Travel and Inspiration: Insights from 7 Architectural Minds

By Karin | July 29, 2019

Architecture is an interesting craft in that it relies heavily on both analytical and artistic skill. The former is honed by each project we undertake, and by meticulously checking and rechecking our work. When it comes to the creative side of what we do, nothing is more informative and enlightening than traveling to other parts…

Award of Merit K-12 Education

By Brian | July 23, 2019

We won the Award of Merit K-12 Education by ENR New England. The votes have been cast and the 2019 ENR New England Best Projects winners have finally been chosen. The winners of the main categories can be found in the list below. The Best Project safety award winners, which is juried by a separate safety…

How Student Feedback Confirmed a School Building Design

By Karin | June 28, 2019

If you want to know if a building’s design meets all the important criteria, ask the experts. In the case of a pre-kindergarten building, the experts are the children who play and learn in the space. So, that’s who we consulted on a school building project in southern Connecticut.     Greenwich Academy is an…

Welcome to the team, Brian Gonzalez!

By Karin | June 28, 2019

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Brian Gonzalez. Not entirely new, since Brian has been with us as a student, but having just graduated from the University of Hartford, we are thrilled to have Brian onboard full time! Read our Q&A below to learn more about Brian and his insights on architecture…

Double Duty: How We Blended Education and Accommodations

By Karin | June 27, 2019

One of the great thrills in architecture is when we’re able to create a design that leverages one structure for multiple purposes. We had that opportunity when we were asked to create a unique building for a local independent school. Greenwich Academy is a college preparatory day school for girls. The campus sits on nearly…

Welcome to the team, Jeannette Penniman!

By Karin | June 27, 2019

Jeannette recently joined our team as our new Design Associate. As a Yale graduate, she brings a love of local architecture and a wide range of experience from two major offices. We are very excited to welcome Jeannette to the team! Read our Q&A below to learn more about Jeannette and her insights on architecture…

Project Team Award

By Brian | June 11, 2019

We won the First Place Project Team Award, in the Small Projects category at the Connecticut Building. The Connecticut Building Congress recognizes outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades. Each year, CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met…

Best Sustainable Design Project

By Brian | June 8, 2019

We won the Best Sustainable Design Project award, by CREW CT. As they greeted one of the largest crowds ever to this year’s Blue Ribbon awards on April 24th, event co-chairs Jennifer Marks and Melissa Roy noted that “We were honored to receive over 30 nominations for real estate projects from throughout the region and…