Site Analysis and Feasibility
Powerful Tools for the Design of Sustainable Early Childhood Centers
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,…Read More
How We Create Great Designs for Early Childhood Education
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…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
How to Create Successful Master Plans for Early Childhood Facilities
Master planning in any environment has its challenges. When it’s done within the broader context of an academic campus, a high degree of coordination with the institution’s existing plans, processes, and goals is essential. Our firm recently undertook a project for a new facility called the Neighborhood Preschool on the campus of Wesleyan University.…Read More
What Is Daylighting and Why Is It Important?
The term “daylighting” refers to architectural design that allows natural light into buildings. Daylighting provides many benefits, including increased productivity, enhanced connection to the outdoors, improved health, and energy savings. As a result, it’s highly desirable in educational settings. Numerous certifications for high-performance buildings feature daylighting as part of their rubrics. They cite daylighting as…Read More
The Top 3 Tools We Use for Site Analysis & Feasibility Studies
Will this site work for our project? What’s the maximum allowable size of our building? How will the interior space be subdivided? These are some of the questions that come immediately to mind for stakeholders who are considering a design and construction project. Needless to say, having accurate answers is crucial to deciding if or…Read More
4 Powerful Benefits of a Site Analysis and Feasibility Study
Property that you own, or are considering purchasing, is a valuable asset. But, unlike some assets that have a fixed value, your property’s worth is based in large part on how you develop it. Make the right choices on what you build there and how you build it, and you may see its value soar.…Read More
What Paperwork Do You Need for Your Commercial Property Development?
Commercial property development projects are exciting. Watching your vision for a building come to life step by step is very gratifying. However, one step that isn’t especially enjoyable is completing the paperwork that is required before your project can truly get underway. Fortunately, you don’t have to tackle all forms and applications on your own.…Read More
WHO NEEDS A SITE AND FEASIBILITY STUDY?
In the February 2017 issue of The New England Real Estate Journal, we are featured in the ‘Question of the Month’. We answer the question ‘Who Needs a Site and Feasibility Study?’ in an article which features an infographic about the process of making an informed decision about a property. Digital version of the article here.Read More
Site Analysis and Feasibility Case Study – Historic Rehabilitation
GOALS OF THE STUDY Our client, a non-profit developer, was considering the purchase of a vacated historic school building to convert to affordable housing. The building is owned by the church located next door and is only sporadically used for church functions. The school is set back from the street and is only accessed through…Read More