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ARCHITECTURE: The Integration of Art and Science

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 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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Innovative Sustainability: Knitting Downtown Meriden Back Together with the Introduction of Passive House

Posted by: Elizabeth Delaney - 4/16/18 10:00 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Passive House

Passive House, a revitalized European building method, is slashing conventional heating and cooling costs by up to 90% and claiming the title of today’s highest energy standard in the process. The team at Kenneth Boroson is designing their first Passive House development as a part of a well-crafted strategy to radically transform the housing landscape of downtown Meriden, Connecticut. Sustainability is nestled into a larger civic vision for Meriden that will meet the unique needs of its residents, providing them with new mixed- income and mixed-use housing along with a safe, walkable, and richly amenitized downtown.

In 2014, the City of Meriden requested proposals for the development of several city-owned properties in the newly established Transit- Oriented Development District. The team of Kenneth Boroson Architects, Torti Gallas and Partners, and Michaels Development was selected to develop a 1.6-acre plot that once held the Record- Journal newspaper headquarters. 

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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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