Interesting Insights on Passive House Construction From Two Conferences
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…Read More
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…Read More
Saint Mary Place: How We Converted a Historic School into Affordable Housing
The conversion of a historic building for a new use and to include modern amenities requires special care. However, the result can be extremely rewarding. In the case of what is now called Saint Mary Place, we were able to preserve and restore an important landmark while giving it a new life as much-needed supportive…Read More
What Is Construction Sequencing and Why Is It Important?
Not surprisingly, construction and renovation projects are easiest to complete when a structure is unoccupied. However, in some cases, it is desirable or even necessary to maintain partial occupancy throughout a project. In those instances, careful sequencing of construction activities, open lines of communication, and effective collaboration are essential. Construction Sequencing and Multifamily Properties Sequencing…Read More
How Does Post-Construction Collaboration Make Great Spaces Better? Find Out!
When a client entrusts Patriquin Architects with the design of their building, it is the beginning of a relationship—one that frequently continues beyond the completion of the initial project. Organizations grow and change over time, and their spatial requirements may evolve as well. For example, there may be a need to change a space from…Read More
Considering a Historic Renovation? Be Prepared to Pivot!
Building renovations often reveal unexpected conditions. When the structure being updated is historic and has a long history of alterations and modifications, the findings can be particularly interesting and produce unique challenges. We recommend exploratory demolition prior to starting construction. Sometimes this is not possible, other times the ‘typical’ condition that is exposed is not…Read More
Celebrating 10 Years and a Diverse Design Portfolio
At Patriquin Architects, we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary as a firm! While we’re constantly grateful for our wonderful clients, it feels especially appropriate at this moment to reflect on the diverse design portfolio we’ve developed over the last decade, and to appreciate the stakeholders who have entrusted us with their projects. Collaborating with a Wide…Read More
Guilford residents approve donation of land for affordable housing
GUILFORD — The room at Guilford’s Nathanael B. Greene Community Center was packed Tuesday night with hundreds of residents who had come to vote on whether to convey a parcel of land downtown to NeighborWorks New Horizons, a nonprofit that aims to develop 16 affordable housing units on the town’s Woodruff property. It was…Read More
Guilford to vote on affordable housing project
GUILFORD — Residents next week will vote on whether to transfer a downtown parcel of land to NeighborWorks New Horizons, a nonprofit that would oversee development of affordable housing units on the site. Full article here. Published on February 5, 2020 by Meghan FriedmanRead More
Historic New London CT School to Become Supportive Housing
Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore, CFO of The Connection, Inc (TCI), presided over a gathering yesterday to celebrate the beginning of construction on an affordable/supportive housing project in New London, Connecticut. The Diocese of Norwich designated TCI to develop the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea parochial school into new housing. CSH was an early funder of…Read More