Awards

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

By Karin | 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

By Karin | 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…

Patriquin Architects – The Best of 2023

By Karin | 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…

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

By Karin | 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…

Patriquin Architects Awarded 2022 AIACT J.E.D.I. Small Firm Award

By Karin | August 15, 2022

We won the AIA Connecticut Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Award for Small Firms! AIACT’s J.E.D.I. Knowledge Community promotes the chapter’s position on acknowledging and denouncing racism and sexism, removing barriers to opportunities, and promoting the success of all individuals in the profession to feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate. We cherish…

Max Ballardo Receives 2021 Emerging Professional Award of Excellence!

By Karin | September 29, 2021

We are excited to share that our own Max Ballardo, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, NOMA, is the 2021 recipient of the Emerging Professional Award of Excellence. This award recognizes and supports emerging, graduate architects who have made outstanding, innovative contributions to the discipline and/or profession and have rendered exemplary service in the public realm.…

Roìa Restaurant was awarded an AIA Connecticut 2020 Elizabeth Mills Brown Award of Excellence! 

By Karin | September 1, 2020

We won the 2020 AIA CT Elizabeth Mills Brown Award of Excellence! Connecticut has a remarkable built heritage that stretches back nearly 400 years and encompasses places from the Colonial to the Modern eras and everything in between. This body of work gives the state a deep connection to its past, a distinctive identity in…

Slate School receives AIA CT Sustainable Architecture Award of Merit!

By Karin | August 19, 2020

We won the 2020 AIA CT Sustainable Architecture Award of Merit! The Sustainable Architecture awards program is to recognize the efforts of licensed architects who have developed and demonstrated ways to decrease Green House Gases, reduce energy use and demand, and conserve water use in the built or unbuilt environment. Equally important is the creation…

Karin Patriquin Receives 2020 AIA Connecticut Women In Architecture Award!

By Karin | August 15, 2020

Our own Karin Patriquin won the inaugural award from AIA CT Women in Architecture Committee. The Women in Architecture Award recognizes licensed women architects within AIA Connecticut who showcase exceptional design skills, advocate for fair and sustainable practices, and make a positive impact in the industry.  A Note from the 2020 Women in Architecture Award…

2019 Chrysalis Award Winner

By Karin | December 9, 2019

We won the 2019 Chrysalis Award! The Chrysalis Award (formerly the Emerging Firm Award) is a peer recognition program spotlighting an AIA Connecticut member firm that has been in practice no less than 2 years and no more than 15 years and is gaining recognition in the general design community through a body of built…