The Best Master Plans Leverage Member Input. Here’s Why.

Master planning is a complex process, particularly when planners and architects develop a plan covering multiple sites. At Patriquin Architects, we’ve found that it’s essential to engage staff, other site users, and visitors and get their input on how they envision the optimal environment. Collaborating with Connecticut Chapter of Girls Scouts of America Our team…

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Adaptive Reuse: How We Bring New Life to Historic Buildings

Patriquin Architects is located in Connecticut—a state with a large number of historic buildings that were constructed anywhere between the 1600s and the 1950s to serve as housing, manufacturing facilities, or other uses. Some of our favorite projects fall under the category of “adaptive reuse,” whereby we modernize a historic structure to suit a new…

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Renderings vs. Reality: How to Reconcile Vision and Viability

Being able to visualize how a new or remodeled space will look is essential to establishing the guiding vision for a design project and ultimately creating a design that meets the client’s needs. However, as every experienced architect knows, flexibility is key during the construction phase.   It is common for conditions to arise that…

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How to Use Passive House Principles Successfully in Historic Buildings

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…

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

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…

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Learn About Helpful Funding Sources for Historic Building Renovations 

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…

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How We Make Structures More Resilient in Historic Preservation Projects

At Patriquin Architects, we do a great deal of work on historic buildings, including many with historic significance to their surrounding area. In order to maximize the lifespan of these unique and interesting structures, and ensure that they are a vital part of the local historic fabric for decades to come, our first question in…

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