Multi-Family Housing

A Tour of Passive House Buildings In and Around Boston

Passive House tour

The driving principle of passive house design is simple—to design the most energy efficient building possible, to the benefit of our planet and ourselves. I recently attended the 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Boston hosted by Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). On the final day of the conference, I was lucky enough…

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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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Developers of 3 Norwich buildings love city’s charm

  NORWICH — A Bronx developer has closed this week on the sale of three commercial buildings on lower Broadway in downtown Norwich, with plans to develop them in the near future. Randy Persaud is the new owner of the Fairhaven building, at 24-28 Broadway, along with 51-53 and 59-61 Broadway, which are on either…

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Bronx developer purchases 3 downtown Norwich buildings

NORWICH – Bronx developer Randy Persaud extended his hand and received a set of keys for the vacant building at 51-53 Broadway from his attorney Tuesday afternoon and put them in his pocket. “Now it’s real,” he said a few minutes later. Persaud’s Bronx-based Stackstone Group development company on Tuesday completed the purchase of three…

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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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Adaptive Reuse: Saint Mary Place

A look at the interior of an historic school building conversion to affordable apartments.           AN EXISTING BUILDING This elementary school was built in 1898 for the children of the Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church parish. The school was closed after over a century of use and the building remained…

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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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