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Adaptive Reuse

What Is Construction Sequencing and Why Is It Important?

Not surprisingly, construction and renovation projects are easiest to complete when a structure is unoccupied. However, in some cases, it is desirable or even necessary to maintain partial occupancy throughout a project. In those instances, careful sequencing of construction activities, open lines of communication, and effective collaboration are essential. Construction Sequencing and Multifamily Properties Sequencing…

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How Does Post-Construction Collaboration Make Great Spaces Better? Find Out!

When a client entrusts Patriquin Architects with the design of their building, it is the beginning of a relationship—one that frequently continues beyond the completion of the initial project. Organizations grow and change over time, and their spatial requirements may evolve as well. For example, there may be a need to change a space from…

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Considering a Historic Renovation? Be Prepared to Pivot!

Building renovations often reveal unexpected conditions. When the structure being updated is historic and has a long history of alterations and modifications, the findings can be particularly interesting and produce unique challenges. We recommend exploratory demolition prior to starting construction. Sometimes this is not possible, other times the ‘typical’ condition that is exposed is not…

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Passive House Certification and Our Historic Building

Passive house is a rigorous design standard for energy efficient new or retrofitted buildings. First established in Europe in the late 1980s, the Passive House standard calls for buildings that: Have a continuous insulation envelope with no thermal bridging Are very airtight, with no unintended transfer of air between inside spaces and outside Have high-performance…

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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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Adaptive Reuse: 27 Stack Street

A look at the interior of an historic silk manufacturing building conversion to affordable apartments.         AN EXISTING BUILDING This factory building was constructed in the 1890s for the processing of silk. At the time, these floor plates and structural bays were considered large, but they no longer meet modern manufacturing requirements. The building…

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