ARCHITECTURE: The Integration of Art and Science

Ken Boroson

Ken serves on the Board of the Connecticut Architectural Foundation and holds a Masters of Architecture from Yale University. He is a member of the AIA, a LEED Accredited Professional, and leads the design team at Kenneth Boroson Architects.
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Two New Buildings and a New Façade Enliven Lower Chapel Street

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 6/11/19 9:33 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing

It is rare as an architect, to be able to make such a significant impact on a City that you love.  We appreciate the opportunity of working alongside Northside Development Company in strengthening this significant urban block in New Haven.

Within the historic nine square grid in New Haven sits the 800 block of Chapel Street (just east of the New Haven Green).  The corner site, 808 Chapel Street, is surrounded by a blue tarp fence.  Two lots west, 848 Chapel Street, is a paved parking lot that extends a full city block to Center Street.  The two-story building in between these sites, 832 Chapel Street, has a vacated second floor space in need of occupancy and a façade in need of an updated urban design.  The combination of these three adjacent properties has led to a deterioration of the urban fabric as shown in the existing picture below.

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2018 JDRF Brew for a Cure

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 1/11/19 3:17 PM

Topics: Community Outreach

On November 10, 2018, the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) "Brew for a Cure" event took place at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT.  I was honored to be a co-chair of the event with my esteemed colleague Joan Wallack.  My role as co-chair encompassed a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, bringing a little bit of humor to the event by playing guitar and singing a few songs with Band Overboard.

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2018 Year in Review

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 1/9/19 10:27 AM

Topics: About Us

2018 was an exciting year for Kenneth Boroson Architects.  As the New Year begins, we reflect back on some milestones and look ahead to anticipated high points for 2019.

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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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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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