Posts by Paolo

Creating a Site Model for a Waterfront Project

Site Model for Copps Island Oysters Aquaculture

We’re currently working on a masterplan for an unusual, yet very interesting, project type— an oyster hatchery. The site is a long, narrow piece of land sloping down from Quinnipiac Avenue to the edge of the Quinnipiac River in Fair Haven. This particular neighborhood of New Haven has been listed with the National Register of Historic…

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How We Created a Computer Model of a Patchwork Historic Structure

Esana MedSpa’s new Guilford office will occupy a very unique building—a historic post-and-beam wood timber house. Originally built in 1797 per town records, the structure was renovated, extended, and a large 2-story wood barn was attached in 1997. Our renovation went to great lengths to highlight the interior structure of the new and old, featuring…

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The Challenge of Designing Lighting for Medical Offices

Lighting is a vital aspect of any building project. For our purposes, the term “lighting” means the use of light – the medium created naturally by the sun or fire, or artificial sources like electrical lamp – to achieve an intended practical or aesthetic effect. The key word for us is “intended.” As designers we…

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Project Share: Virtual Tour of 27 Stack Street apartments

Join us on a virtual, high-definition video tour of our historic mill adaptive reuse project at 27 Stack Street in Middletown! In our latest visualization showcase, we’ve created a four-part video series of our proposed conversion of a disused two-story factory building into 19 units of affordable housing. Each video segment was created in-house, using…

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Meet “Thing”, our Office’s New Design Tool- a 3D Printer

“Thing, Thing…what is that Thing?”- Dr. Seuss We’d like to introduce one of our latest design tools: Meet “Thing”, a desktop 3D printer from Makerbot, that lets us take our designs from the virtual realm of the computer screen and into the real world. We’ve been using Thing for a few months now. It’s a great tool for…

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Musings On Good Classroom Design

Pre-K Classroom Design

In our time as architects (and parents), we’ve had experience with classrooms across the spectrum- from early childhood education, to elementary & middle school, to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) facilities at the high school & college levels. While these classrooms have varied greatly in size, age range of students, and teaching programs, they…

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