ARCHITECTURE: The Integration of Art and Science

Rockview 2: Approved by the New Haven City Plan Commission

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 3/9/17 7:00 AM

Topics: Multi-family Housing

Rockview 2, which will consist of 78 new townhouse style residential units, has just been approved to move forward by the New Haven City Plan Commission. The commissioners unanimously approved the site plan and inland wetland application. Rockview 2 is the fourth phase of the West Rock project which encompasses two complete neighborhoods (Brookside and Rockview). The project is split into six phases.  The former development consisted of 1940’s brick “barracks-style” buildings and was demolished due to its state of disrepair and the presence of mold and other environmental hazards.

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Creating a Sustainable Design on a Limited Project Budget

Posted by: Brian Stone - 6/7/16 10:15 AM

Topics: Sustainable Design

For many years now, one of the most bandied about terms in the design and construction industries has been sustainability.  From design professionals to specialty contractors to product vendors to recently adopted building codes to third party certification agencies to public and private clients, the word sustainability has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues.  But what does it all mean?  

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Wood Framed Truss Bracing: Who's responsible?

Posted by: Stan Solarski - 4/20/16 6:00 AM

Topics: Building Code

 

On past wood framed construction projects we’ve designed, the supporting roof structure has been constructed with prefabricated roof trusses. As with any pre-fabricated system, final design and installation drawings must be provided by the manufacturer of these systems.

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Pre-K School Design: Inspiring Creativity with Security in Mind

Posted by: Erin Delohery - 3/30/16 6:00 AM

Topics: Pre-K through 12 Education

Creating a fun and inviting environment for children in school can be a difficult task in today’s cultural landscape. The many tragic school shootings that have occurred in this country have put educators and municipalities alike to the task of creating safety guidelines for not only procedures but the school building itself.

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DISTRICT New Haven: An innovative technology business campus

Posted by: Brian Stone - 3/14/16 6:30 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment

At the end of 2015, our office was awarded an exciting project to create the new DISTRICT complex at the former CT Transit bus depot on James Street in New Haven. The primary goals of the project are to create a new campus for business and technology innovation in a portion of the existing building and to redevelop the site to become a vibrant contributor to a developing neighborhood.

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What is Architecture – Art or Science?

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 2/29/16 7:30 AM

Topics: Design Philosophy

Both! The balanced integration of artistic sensibility and scientific methodology as it applies to designing buildings and their environments is essential to creating great architecture.

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Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Childhood School: Design Collaboration at the Highest Level

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 6/2/15 6:00 AM

Topics: Pre-K through 12 Education

The design of what will be the State of Connecticut’s largest public preschool has involved collaboration at the highest level.  The final and crowning project of the City of New Haven’s 20-year, 1.6 billion-dollar school reconstruction program, is the only early childhood learning school in the city’s portfolio.  While other school construction projects have had the opportunity to incorporate lessons learned from past projects, the new Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Childhood School, starting from “scratch,” has required extensive design collaboration to make sure we get it right the first time.

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