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How Our Culture and Character Have Led to 10 Successful Years

When looking for an architecture firm, clients always ask about the organization’s work experience and portfolio. Yet the firm’s culture and character is an oft-ignored but equally important aspect in their choice. Inquiries that aren’t explored as often but that can be just as important include: Is there good team chemistry? Do team members “pull…

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Celebrating 10 Years and a Diverse Design Portfolio

At Patriquin Architects, we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary as a firm! While we’re constantly grateful for our wonderful clients, it feels especially appropriate at this moment to reflect on the diverse design portfolio we’ve developed over the last decade, and to appreciate the stakeholders who have entrusted us with their projects. Collaborating with a Wide…

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Technology and Remote Collaboration: An Interview with Paolo Campos

Our team is now five months into working from home, and we have found ourselves able to adapt in surprising ways. We had a recent conversation with Paolo Campos, Associate Principal at Patriquin Architects, about changes to collaboration and technology use during remote work. See below for excerpts from the conversation, and video clip demonstrations…

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Slate School receives AIA CT Sustainable Architecture Award of Merit!

We won the 2020 AIA CT Sustainable Architecture Award of Merit! The Sustainable Architecture awards program is to recognize the efforts of licensed architects who have developed and demonstrated ways to decrease Green House Gases, reduce energy use and demand, and conserve water use in the built or unbuilt environment. Equally important is the creation…

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How to Visualize the Process of Architectural Design

Effective collaboration is the key to translating a design “problem” or “challenge” into a formalized plan for building or renovating a structure. In order for a project to meet all of its objectives, everyone involved must be able to visualize the design parameters, understand the design task at hand, and compare design solutions in terms…

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Patriquin Architects Sees Projects Continue During the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way construction work is coordinated and executed, we have a number of projects that are continuing to make great progress. Our team, and the builders we work with, have been able to maintain our momentum in part because adapting and being nimble are second nature to architects and…

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How Construction is Continuing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken many industries, with some coming to a complete standstill in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Fortunately, most construction companies have been able to continue their work. However, there are crucial steps that must be taken to ensure construction workers, property owners, and service providers all remain…

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Important Connecticut Physician Office Reopening Guidelines and Tips

As businesses and service providers in Connecticut and around the country reopen, each faces unique challenges and must follow specific guidelines in order to resume operations safely. Needless to say, these guidelines and procedures are especially important for medical offices.   The American Medical Association (AMA) has stated that four milestones must be achieved before governments…

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How CT Restaurants Can Minimize COVID-19 Risk As They Reopen

On June 17, restaurants in Connecticut were allowed to reopen for indoor dining after having been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to comply with state guidelines, restaurants should take the actions outlined below. This is in addition to recommendations for outside dining in our blog How to Adjust Your Restaurant Layout…

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