Historical

Designing Industrial Buildings in a Historic Residential Neighborhood

Designing an Industrial Building in a Historic Residential Neighborhood

Dictionary.com says that to master-plan an area is “to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long-range plan that balances and harmonizes all elements.” Producing that “harmony” is no small feat under the best of circumstances. As we learned in one of our recent projects, creating harmony between…

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How to Design Around an Industrial Process

How to Design Around an Industrial Process

As an architectural design firm that enjoys taking on unique projects, we are continually challenged to come up with solutions that meet the needs of a diverse group of stakeholders, which can include property owners, residents, neighbors, tenants, government entities, and business owners/operators. In our Quinnipiac River Oyster Farm project, one of the key elements…

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Case Study: Iterative Design and the Ideal Church Addition

Iterative Design and the Perfect Church Addition

One of the most powerful and engaging approaches to developing plans for a construction project is what is known as “iterative design.” Wikipedia defines it as “a design methodology based on a cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product or process. Based on the results of testing the most recent iteration of…

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How to Work with Architectural Review Boards

Greenwich Academy front

Founded in 1827, Greenwich Academy provides college preparatory education for girls at a day school on a 39-acre campus in Greenwich, CT. When the school decided to build a new multi-use facility with classrooms on the ground floor and a faculty apartment on the second floor, the school’s leadership chose Patriquin Architects to create the…

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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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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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Project Share: Saint Mary Place Animation

We have produced a GIF (Graphics Interface Format) image of the exterior of Saint Mary Place. The animated file shows the exterior renovation phases of this converted historic school in New London: The existing building The removal of the fire escapes The replacement of central windows and addition of a main entrance portico The addition of…

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