How We Created a Flexible Design for Slate Upper School

Slate School in North Haven, CT, is an independent school established to truly “nurture each child’s natural love for learning” and “nurture lifelong learners who are deeply connected to nature”. Patriquin Architects was commissioned from the beginning to help translate the school’s pedagogy into an educational facility representative of both their vision and mission. Careful…

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Welcome to the Team, Kara Bacik Gruss!

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…

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Welcome to the Team, Uzayr Agha!

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.…

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Welcome to the Team, Alberto Benitez!

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…

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Welcome to the Team, Leen Hariri!

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the newest member of our team, Leen Hariri! 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 (M.Arch) at Virginia…

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

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…

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Welcome to the Team, Molly Straut!

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…

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Adaptive Reuse: How We Bring New Life to Historic Buildings

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…

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Congratulations to Jeannette Penniman!

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,…

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