Architectural Events

Friends Center for Children tour with Solar Youth

Solar Youth field trip to the Friends Center for Children

We hosted Solar Youth to explore the sustainable design features at the Friends Center for Children today. We started at the Friends Center with a walk up the wooden ramp, to the playground areas. We then explored the interior of the building and discussed the many ideas and decisions that go into creating a building…

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Earth Day at Hamden Hall

Karin was invited to review and critique the Earth Day sustainability projects at Hamden Hall Country Day School, an independant school for preschool to grade 12 students, along with architect Peter Coombs from Essex. The assigned project was a school campus with various buildings to be designed and modeled within a few days, incorporating various…

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A Grand Opening at ROÌA!

We are proud to have been a part of an ambitious renovation and restoration project for a brand new restaurant in downtown New Haven, CT. On March 27, 2013, Roìa opened its doors to the public with a choreographed kick-off event that included tastings of the delectables, a jazz ensemble and a ribbon cutting with…

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Washington Walking Tour: Art in the Federal Triangle

Last week, a couple of us from the office  took a train to the AIA Convention, which this year was hosted in Washington, DC. Two and a half days filled with lectures, classes and an architectural materials expo began, for me, with a walking tour of the Federal Triangle.  Armed with a Metro Pass, a…

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Washington’s Early Plans

Three plans: Pierre l’Enfant’s vision for Washington, 1791; the McMillan Commission Plan of 1901; The Federal Triangle (superimposed on McMillan plan) While visiting Washington for the AIA Convention 2012, a group of us toured the Federal Triangle. I became intrigued with the early plans for Washington, and how these were used in the planning of…

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New York High Line

For a very different perspective of Manhattan’s West Side, walk the High Line, a linear park elevated 20 to 30 feet above street level, where freight trains used to run through manufacturing neighborhoods. Currently running from Gansevoort Street in the West Village to 30th Street, it will continue West and North in a loop to the…

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Happy New Year!

Quebec City, 2010. Photo, Angelo Accomando. As 2010 comes to a close we want to thank you for your support. May 2011 bring you balance and harmony, vision and clarity, inspiration and integrity. /   “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an…

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129 CHURCH STREET

Welcome to the future home of Karin Patriquin Architect. We are excited to be moving our team to a new space in the heart of New Haven. We have designed a space that will foster our creative process, and will allow us the flexibility to add or change elements as we grow. Above are diagrams…

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DOWN THE ALLEY

There are some interesting things going on in Zinc’s backyard in New Haven.   As well as new sunshades at sister restaurant Kitchen Zinc’s outdoor patio, Swiss urban artist Felice Varini has created a super-size paint-on-building materials installation in the alley between Chapel Street at Zinc’s corner to Temple Plaza, leading your eye and your feet…

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A Chair Affair

To a valet, no man is a hero…Goethe This valet chair IS the hero. Salvaged from a good friend who didn’t know what to do with it, this 1920s chair was given some tender loving care to bring its practical design into this century. In its time, our valet’s owner would have removed the change…

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