ARCHITECTURE: The Integration of Art and Science

Design Challenges for Two Dental Practices Under One Roof

Posted by: Joan Bartick-Gould & Mark Guerrera - 1/14/19 10:30 AM

Topics: Healthcare Design

Completed in October of 2017, the East Lyme dental office building located at 156 Boston Post Road was designed for two separate existing practices and was met with its fair share of challenges.  Both the orthodontic, Kozlowski Orthodontics, and pediatric dental, Children's Dental Associates, practices committed to relocate their practices to a more centralized location within the town and formed a business partnership to construct the building. The new site has proximity to the high school and middle school and has more visibility in general. The 9,000 sf building is divided equally. The site configuration had limitations as to how to place the new building on the site based on the town's requirements and the concern for the traffic exiting onto an already busy Boston Post Road. We were also met with the challenge of being the first new commercial structure within the recently approved Gateway Planned Development District. Specifics related to the GPDD and an expedited schedule are discussed in this recent blog article. We were hired by the construction management firm, Colliers International, who represented the two practices during both the design and construction process.

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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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Gold Street: Reuniting Downtown New Haven with the Hill Neighborhood

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 1/9/19 10:24 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing

The City of New Haven has embarked on a 30-year plan to unlock the potential of the gateway district between downtown New Haven and the Hill neighborhood. As the first major step in redevelopment, a team led by development firm RMS Companies was sought to create a mixed-use building on four underutilized plots adjacent to Amistad Park.  RMS selected Kenneth Boroson Architects to design a 4-story building on the site which formerly held the Prince Annex School and surface parking lots.

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New Arts and Crafts Style Dental Office Building is Enthusiastically Embraced by the Town of East Lyme

Posted by: Joan Bartick-Gould & Mark Guerrera - 1/7/19 4:33 PM

Topics: Healthcare Design

Two well established local dental practices committed to relocate to the center of East Lyme, Connecticut. Our clients Children's Dental Associates and Kozlowski Orthodontics desired a new building in town for their growing practices. The Town had recently established a Gateway Planned Development District in the area where the businesses would be newly located. The new 9,000 sf building is the first new commercial structure within the GPDD and is setting a precedent for the high-quality design required for future buildings. Early discussions and involvement with the Zoning Officer enabled the project to meet an accelerated schedule for approvals.

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A Transformative New Development on Chapel Street

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 1/3/19 3:18 PM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing

Located a short distance from the New Haven Green, Mid Block Development’s new project at 842-848 Chapel Street recently earned site plan approval from the City Plan Commission.  Our office has designed this new mixed use and multi-family building to feature 120 apartments, two levels of internal parking, resident amenity spaces, and commercial shell space.  The new seven story building has frontage on both Chapel and Center Streets in downtown New Haven.

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Crossing the Finish Line at Park 215

Posted by: Ken Boroson - 1/3/19 2:11 PM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing, Sustainable Design

Construction was recently completed on Rippowam Corporation’s new Park 215 mixed use and mixed income development in Stamford, CT that our office designed.  Viking Construction completed the work on this multi-family housing and commercial building in 21 months.  There has been high demand for the apartments and residents started moving in at the end of August.  More than half of the commercial space has been leased and these medical care providers are now open for business as well.  This project provides a prominent cornerstone for the Vita Health and Wellness District and completes the multi-phase Vidal Court revitalization initiative.

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Team Building Kicks Off the Holidays for Kenneth Boroson Architects

Posted by: Erin Michaud - 12/31/18 9:38 AM

Topics: Holiday

What better way for an architecture firm to celebrate the holidays than with a classic gingerbread building contest?

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New Urban Fabric To Replace The Scars Of Street-level Parking Lots | New Haven’s Hill Neighborhood: Parcels 9 & 10

Posted by: Elizabeth Delaney - 6/21/18 8:30 AM

Topics: Multi-family Housing

In the fall of 2017, Kenneth Boroson Architects was retained by RMS Companies to design two mid-rise apartment buildings as a part of the City of New Haven’s Hill-to-Down Community Plan. Expected to be completed in late 2019, the two new multifamily residential developments will be a significant step forward in the city’s mission to transform the underused stretch between the Hill neighborhood and Downtown New Haven.

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Q House: Returning Unity to the Dixwell Community

Posted by: Elizabeth Delaney - 6/1/18 3:00 PM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment

In 2003, a private community center at the heart of New Haven’s Dixwell community, known as “Q House”, closed its doors due to lack of financial support. Located on the corner of Dixwell Avenue and Foote Street, Q House stood as a fundamental anchor of the neighborhood for 79 years. Before its closing, Q House was brimming with life, providing recreational facilities and a haven for tens of thousands of Dixwell residents. For years afterwards, the reverberating loss of the beloved Q House continued, leaving the Dixwell community without a place to call their own.

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