Posts by Karin

How Healthy Schools Support Happy Children

sustainable school design

Our team of architects and designers handles a wide range of projects, including work on new construction, historic buildings, alterations and renovations, and site analysis and feasibility studies. And, we enjoy every new challenge we take on. But one area that is especially gratifying is designing school buildings and additions that meet the highest environmental…

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The Best School Designs Connect Kids with Nature

The Best School Designs Connect Kids with Nature

“Outside is for play; inside is for learning.” Thankfully, that outdated approach to education has gone by the wayside. Teachers and administrators today understand that providing more exposure to the natural world not only helps kids develop a stronger connection with the environment, it energizes their studies in all areas. Rather than counting the minutes…

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Traveling Architect: Postcards from Paris

Traveling Architect: Postcards from Paris

For me, Paris is more than just one of the world’s great cities — it’s a source of endless architectural design inspiration. I have been fortunate to spend a significant amount of time there as an architectural student, living with my parents when they were on sabbatical, and visiting friends I’ve made through the years.…

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Greenwich Academy: A Case Study in Interactive Design

One of the best things about being an architecture firm that has had success in a wide range of institutional, commercial, and residential settings is the variety of projects that we get to tackle. Having done their research, clients feel comfortable trusting our firm with the design of structures that don’t fit neatly into any…

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How to Work with Architectural Review Boards

Greenwich Academy front

Founded in 1827, Greenwich Academy provides college preparatory education for girls at a day school on a 39-acre campus in Greenwich, CT. When the school decided to build a new multi-use facility with classrooms on the ground floor and a faculty apartment on the second floor, the school’s leadership chose Patriquin Architects to create the…

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4 Powerful Benefits of a Site Analysis and Feasibility Study

site analysis and feasibility study

Property that you own, or are considering purchasing, is a valuable asset. But, unlike some assets that have a fixed value, your property’s worth is based in large part on how you develop it. Make the right choices on what you build there and how you build it, and you may see its value soar.…

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What Paperwork Do You Need for Your Commercial Property Development?

commercial property paperwork

Commercial property development projects are exciting. Watching your vision for a building come to life step by step is very gratifying. However, one step that isn’t especially enjoyable is completing the paperwork that is required before your project can truly get underway. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle all forms and applications on your own.…

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Press Release: Patriquin Architects Announces Opening of Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa

For Immediate Release | Patriquin Architects turned an historical post-and-beam timber house and adjoining barn into Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Guilford, CT.

For Immediate Release Contact: Karin Patriquin Phone: 203-535-1688 Email: karin@patriquinarchitects.com Patriquin Architects Announces Opening of Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa New Haven,  May 24, 2018—Located in Guilford, one of the more picturesque villages in New England, the shoreline location of Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa is a melding of antiquity and renewal. For…

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Why Passive House Design is So Powerful

Patriquin Architects,New Haven, CT | An example of passive house architecture

The idea of “sustainability” covers a wide range of disciplines and practices. One area that I feel can have a tremendous impact on the environment is making our homes, office buildings, and other structures highly energy efficient. The passive house concept involves designing buildings that incorporate super-efficient envelopes and mechanical systems that can pass a…

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How to Promote a Healthy Working Environment

Patriquin Architects, New Haven, CT Healthy working environment

We are a firm that places a high value on designing buildings and spaces that promote and support healthy living. To put more of a framework around what has always been one of our guiding principles, Karin became an ambassador of The Fitwel System last year. The Fitwel System is described by the organization behind…

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