Archiscape Blog

Congratulations to Jeannette Penniman!

By Karin | January 12, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Jeannette Penniman to Senior Associate at Patriquin Architects. A Connecticut native, she joined our office in 2019, continuing a journey in architecture and environmental stewardship which began at Yale and was followed by working at two pre-eminent architectural firms in San Antonio and Philadelphia. Since her arrival,…

Congratulations to Paolo Campos!

By Karin | January 11, 2022

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Paolo Campos to Principal at Patriquin Architects. Paolo joined our office in January 2016 after fifteen years of experience in the field, during which his work spanned projects in higher education, laboratory and research, multi-family, and community. Since his arrival, he has helped create project teams that…

Patriquin Architects – 12 Highlights from 2021

By Karin | December 23, 2021

As for many in the construction industry, 2021 was an active year for Patriquin Architects. Projects picked up significant speed after pausing or slowing in 2020; we worked with tenacious contractors to bring construction across the finish line despite pandemic-induced challenges; we reemerged – cautiously – into many professional communities and social events. We have…

Interesting Insights on Passive House Construction From Two Conferences

By Jeannette | October 28, 2021

Recently members of our team attended and presented at two industry conferences focused on the design and construction of high-performance buildings: PhiusCon, the annual North American Passive House conference hosted by Passive House Institute US, and AIA CT CACX, AIA Connecticut’s annual conference and expo.   In particular, these events addressed Passive House design and…

How to Use Passive House Principles Successfully in Historic Buildings

By Karin | October 27, 2021

As the renovation of our historic 1816 masonry office building, known as the “King’s Block,” nears completion, our firm took the opportunity to put the details of this Passive House retrofit into a presentation that Associate Jeannette Penniman and I were thrilled to give to two recent audiences: An energy-focused group at PhiusCon, the annual…

New Haven Independent – Plans OK’d for Expanded Oyster Farm

By Karin | September 27, 2021

Our project for the Quinnipiac River Oyster Farm received 3 unanimous city approvals. Check out the article here.   Plans OK’d For Expanded Oyster Farm by THOMAS BREEN | Sep 26, 2021 4:50 pm (16) Comments | Commenting has been closed | E-mail the Author Posted to: City Hall, Environment, Food, The Heights PATRIQUIN ARCHITECTS IMAGES Aerial view of the proposed expanded oyster farm on the…

New Haven Register – New Haven project aims to bring oystering into ‘modern age’ on Quinnipiac River

By Karin | September 27, 2021

Our project for the Quinnipiac River Oyster Farm has been approved by New Haven’s City Plan Department. Check out the article here.   New Haven project aims to bring oystering into ‘modern age’ on Quinnipiac River Mary E. O’Leary Sep. 26, 2021 Copps Island Oysters farm stand manager Patty King is photographed by the oyster…

Powerful Tools for the Design of Sustainable Early Childhood Centers

By Karin | September 22, 2021

At Patriquin Architects, the sustainability of the buildings we design is a top priority. Working within budgetary constraints, site parameters, and specific client goals, we strive to incorporate sustainable strategies as much as possible.   In early childhood center projects, we’re even more careful about indoor air quality, natural daylighting, and views to the outdoors,…

How We Create Great Designs for Early Childhood Education

By Karin | September 15, 2021

Designing facilities that meet the unique needs of young children and the educators responsible for their care and teaching requires attention to a few key elements. For example, there should be plenty of informal learning spaces, certain elements of the design need to be scaled appropriately for children, and consideration needs to be given to…

Learn About Helpful Funding Sources for Historic Building Renovations 

By Karin | August 25, 2021

If you own a historic building and are considering improving it, you should keep in mind that there are funds available for the renovation, restoration, or rehabilitation of these types of structures. The Secretary of the Interior maintains separate “standards” documents for the different types of work performed on historic properties, but our team can…