Elm Debate Hall

This facility for an undergraduate debate organization reimagines a cramped historic home into an airy new space for conversation and events. A double-height opening at the building’s center connects the main “Debate Floor” on the first level, and a ringing “Debate Balcony” on the second floor. This central space opens into a kitchen reception area,…

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Wesleyan Neighborhood Preschool

The new Neighborhood Preschool for Wesleyan University provides early childhood education space for infants through Pre-K-aged children, serving both the University and wider Middletown community. Two classrooms for infants and toddlers and two classrooms for Pre-K students spread along a main corridor, and open directly onto outdoor play yards. Both the classrooms and corridor include…

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Slate Upper School

In September 2018, Slate School opened its doors for the first time on a picturesque 25-acre parcel of land in North Haven, CT featuring dense forest, open meadows and plentiful native wildlife.  An independent K-6 focuses on child-centered learning, the project was carefully designed and built to exacting environmental standards. Building on the success of this elementary school, the…

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Field House Concept

The concept for this project consists of a renovation and modernization to the existing athletic playing fields by providing a field house building and new artificial turf playing fields with new spectator bleacher systems, field lighting, and supporting facilities such as dugouts, practice areas, and batting cage. The field house building contains a training room,…

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Greenwich Academy

Greenwich Academy is an independent, college preparatory day school for girls located on a 39-acre campus in central Greenwich, CT. Campus facilities include Ruth West Campbell Hall, buildings for the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, and the Ridgeview Avenue Campus that accommodates the Pre-Connecting and Connecting (Pre-K and Kindergarten) classes. On the Ridgeview Avenue Campus,…

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Slate School

Entry to Slate School, Patriquin Architects

Slate School is an independent elementary school in North Haven, CT situated on a 25-acre parcel featuring forest, open meadow lands and organic gardens. This backdrop celebrates nature as a means to observe and play. The School’s small, single-story buildings minimize site disturbance by occupying the same footprint as the large 1980’s-era single family home…

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Friends Center for Children

Friends Center for Children | Patriquin Architects, New Haven Architectural Services

The new Friends Center for Children shares the property of the Quaker Meeting House in Fair Haven. Designed using LEED criteria, the two-storey glulam beam structure incorporates an active roof garden, geothermal heat pumps and locally manufactured and/or harvested materials. In planning a space for young children, we paid particular attention to indoor air quality…

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Honeybear Learning Center

Saint Mary Place | Patriquin Architects, New Haven Architectural Services

Located in a residential neighborhood of Stratford, CT, Honey Bear Learning Center has grown over time to include multiple additions. The client wished to convert the original house into an infant-toddler center with three classrooms and ancillary spaces, as well as the creation of a long-term growth and phasing study. We created three phases for…

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Early Childhood Conversion

Located in an existing building attached to a Lutheran Church, this early childhood head start facility will serve the community for the growing need of childcare for infants through preschool age children. Within the program, there are 4 classrooms, a staff room, a new shared kitchenette, an open central activity area, and a new playground. Read More: Case…

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Keefe Center Renovation

Keefe Center | Patriquin Architects, New Haven Architectural Services

The preschool program at the Hamden Keefe Center will add to the existing early childhood program and provide bright, open classroom spaces, staff areas and a shared gym to preschool aged children of the community. This project was a joint venture with Buchanan Architects of New Haven, CT. Read More: Musings On Good Classroom Design

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