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Measuring Progress: Interpreting EUI Findings in our Historic Passive Building Renovation

February 22, 2024

Accurate monitoring and measuring are essential to success in a Passive House project. Data plays a vital role in validating architectural and engineering decisions, confirming the functionality of systems, and identifying areas for potential improvements. After renovating our iconic King’s Block building in New Haven to passive house standards, we started monitoring the Energy Usage…

Frame by Frame: Documenting the Evolution of King’s Block’s Passive House Renovation

February 7, 2024

In 2020, we embarked on a transformative journey to renovate our historic masonry commercial building, built in 1816, using Passive House principles. What began as a plan to renovate one floor at a time evolved into a whole-building energy retrofit, as the pandemic forced us into a building-wide hiatus. Through collaboration with our contractor and…

How We Renovated Our Historic Building With Passive Building Principles

January 24, 2024

In June 2023, Patriquin Architects’ principal Karin traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation at the AIA National Conference on Architecture 2023 (or A’23 for short). Titled “Seize the Opportunity of Historic Passive House Retrofits,” the session covered many areas of a renovation we completed on a historic building in Fair Haven, Connecticut, that…

New Haven Independent – Pause Urged On Union Station Rezoning

January 4, 2024

Check out the article here.   Pause Urged On Union Station Rezoning THOMAS BREEN Jan 2, 2024 3:10 pm A Union Station rezoning proposal got a thumbs down — for now — from City Plan commissioners, amid concerns that it might not make sense to build so many new apartments next door to an active railyard. That was the outcome of…

High Profile Monthly – Topping Out Held for 25,000SF Slate Upper School in North Haven

January 2, 2024

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Patriquin Architects – The Best of 2023

December 29, 2023

Looking Back on 2023 2023 has been an amazing year for us at Patriquin Architects… exciting events, progress on all levels and growth individually and collectively. We are grateful to have collaborated with amazing clients, engineers and contractors this year, to bring ideas to life. Patriquin Architects is Growing Interns Aurora Perreault & Uzayr Agha…

Welcome to the Team, Joshua Lavallee!

June 30, 2023

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the newest member of our team, Josh Lavallee! Joshua joins our team as a recent graduate with an M.Arch from the University of Hartford. During his time there Joshua took on many leadership roles, including serving as Uhart’s AIAS chapter’s graphics coordinator and as a graduate…

King’s Block was Selected for an AIA Connecticut Sustainable Architecture Award of Excellence!

June 29, 2023

We won the AIA Connecticut Sustainable Architecture Award of Excellence! We are thrilled to be receiving this award for our Phius (Passive House Institute US) Certified Historic Preservation Project.   Located across from the Quinnipiac River, just out of the flood plain, this Passive House retrofit of an 1816 brick building drastically cuts carbon emissions…

Welcome to the Team, Lauryn Bullock!

June 27, 2023

Please join us in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the newest member of our team, Lauryn Bullock! Lauryn joins the Patriquin Team following several years experience working for QA+M Architecture in Farmington, CT. Her path with architecture started early, having attended Bullard-Havens Technical High School where she began drafting and learning about sustainable practices. She…

2030 Commitment: Prioritizing the Environment in Our Practice

June 16, 2023

The built environment is responsible for approximately 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. That’s a sobering statistic—especially for those of us in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) community. Needless to say, we can’t simply halt all design and construction activities. But we certainly aren’t powerless when it comes to the climate crisis. In fact,…