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Designing New in a Historic District

We’re excited to be working on the design of a multi-use building in Fair Haven Heights (right across the river from our office!), to include apartments, retail, and restaurant space. The project, Heights on the River, is located on what used to be a bustling block on the east side of the bridge that spans…

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Creating a Streetscape for a Vibrant Neighborhood

What was once a vibrant gateway to Fair Haven Heights in New Haven is now a largely empty lot with only the brick ‘Grand Vin’ building as testimony to its storied past. For Heights on the River, one of our current projects, we are creating a new streetscape, with retail and restaurant activity at street level…

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Heights on the River – New Haven Independent

Heights on the River - Patriquin Architects

A city developer plans to create a mini-neighborhood of middle-income apartments and local stores done in the architectural style of the historical oystering village along the East Grand Avenue side of the Quinnipiac River — an idea a previous builder tried and failed to carry out. The builders, Juan Salas-Romer and Noel Petra of NHR…

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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 World of GIFs in Design

Just as GIFs have taken over social media, we have begun using GIFs in our architectural design presentations. GIFs – Graphic Interchange Format files – are actuallly a file type, but they are more commonly known for the fact that they can support animations at low resolutions. In the design world, we use them to…

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