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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…

How to Know if You Need an Architect for Your Residential Project

By Karin | March 23, 2020

Architects are highly trained and certified experts who can bring a helpful professional perspective to any project, including residential new construction or renovation. In some cases, an architect’s oversight and “stamp of approval” is required by law. For example, projects involving multifamily structures (those in which two or more families will live in separate residences)…

Traveling Architect: A City Like No Other in Peru

By Karin | February 27, 2020

Ask any architect and they’ll tell you: traveling to a city you’ve never visited is doubly exciting when you view it from a designer’s perspective. When Max, from our office, made a trip back to his home country of Peru, he decided to visit Arequipa, a city he had never seen. Accompanied by his family,…

How Unusual Design Collaborations Can Deliver Great Results

By Karin | February 26, 2020

Every architectural design project we take on involves collaboration to some degree. At a minimum, we work with the property owner to develop the design, and in many cases, either the owner or our team brings in one or more additional experts.  This most typically includes structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers – often shortened…

Guilford residents approve donation of land for affordable housing

By Karin | February 12, 2020

  GUILFORD — The room at Guilford’s Nathanael B. Greene Community Center was packed Tuesday night with hundreds of residents who had come to vote on whether to convey a parcel of land downtown to NeighborWorks New Horizons, a nonprofit that aims to develop 16 affordable housing units on the town’s Woodruff property. It was…

Guilford to vote on affordable housing project

By Karin | February 5, 2020

GUILFORD — Residents next week will vote on whether to transfer a downtown parcel of land to NeighborWorks New Horizons, a nonprofit that would oversee development of affordable housing units on the site. Full article here. Published on February 5, 2020 by Meghan Friedman  

What is Modern Vernacular Architecture?

By Karin | January 29, 2020

Merriam-Webster defines the word “vernacular” as “using a language or dialect native to a region or country rather than a literary, cultured, or foreign language.”  Applying that term to our profession, the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (Paul Oliver, 1997) defines “vernacular architecture” as: “…comprising the dwellings and all other buildings of the…

The General’s Residences – A New Model for Multi-Family Living

By Karin | December 18, 2019

A local builder and developer approached us to develop a conceptual design for a 9-unit, market-rate multi-family housing project in nearby Madison, CT. His vision was to preserve and restore an existing historic home (the “General’s Residence“) on the property, while building 6 new detached single-family units, and two 4-car garages with apartment units above.…

Patriquin Architects’ Favorites: Our “Best of the Best” for 2019

By Karin | December 16, 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, we’re happy to say — with deep gratitude to our incredible clients — that it has been a very busy year! From our first days in the office in January to now, our team has been consistently engaged in some really fun and challenging projects. And as someone…

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