The Center for Empowerment and Education
Congratulations to Maura on being honored at The Center for Empowerment and Education Gala for her work on the Patricia House Project! This building was an opportunity to create a beautiful and welcoming physical space that will rebuild and transform people's lives in our community for years to come.
Photo Credit: The Center for Empowerment and Education
State University of New York at Buffalo
We were truly honored to be chosen to exhibit at the State University of New York at Buffalo Architecture School's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Our work and 49 others will be displayed at the Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery on the south campus. It was a pleasure to reconnect with fellow undergraduate alumni and professors who inspired us to embrace our dreams!
Sherman Lake House
Construction is nearly complete. The ceiling of the Great Room is articulated by steel tie-rods offering tensile support to dormer roof beams. Walnut trusses are contrasted by revealing the board ceiling. Centor folding doors will be painted black to match Marvin windows throughout.
Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits Flagship Store
Bethel, Fairfield County CT
Caraluzzi's proudly serves as a welcoming gateway building to visitors entering downtown Bethel. Retail space on the first floor is complemented by offices above in this traditional architectural style structure. The building massing respects the varied profiles of a busy downtown street; vertical proportions and traditional materials reflect a New England vernacular while details including modern black windows introduce a vibrant new look.
Today's Kitchen is the new Family Room
Modern Kitchen, New Fairfield CT
Parents cook and clean on expansive counters while kids do homework, play games, and read books at the over-sized island. A breakfast nook offers quiet reading and puzzle space with sunlight pouring through south and west windows. The kitchen opens up to the dining room to create a seamless family cooking and eating space.
Details include raised panel dark gray cabinets with white marble quartz at the islands and light gray shaker panel cabinets with leather-finish granite countertop at the perimeter counter. Organic-shaped waterjet-cut slate tile is featured as an accent wall from counter to ceiling. Large windows invite light and air into space as custom window sills conceal hidden outlets below.
sports car gallery
LOFT + WORKSHOP
Fairfield County, CT
A couple's love for the American sports car helped redefine the traditional idea of the "GARAGE." The main level of this newly constructed space holds five vehicles, with lifts for stacked cars in the left and right bays. Drive around to the back and underneath for an onsite mechanic's workshop, walk up the spiral staircase and sit down for a cocktail and cigar while admiring these American-made beauties from above, in the loft space.
Sherman Lake House
Work at the Sherman lake house is progressing nicely! Photos of the recently framed Great Room show the rough openings for the 9-foot tall x 14 foot wide doors to the lake on the left, with oversize windows with transoms on either side of the fireplace and along the courtyard wall. Black steel tie-rods offer tensile strength to the open roof design as they add to the black-detail concept. Windows go in this week and next!
Sherman Lake House
Our design is a contemporary interpretation of a New England waterfront style home. This is a multigenerational hub for a fun and energetic family.
The main level facing the street is a one-story home belies the home’s three stories that step down the hillside toward the water’s edge. A cathedral ceiling caps a great room with living, dining, and kitchen areas with exposed trusses and tension cable-rods.
Four generously-proportioned guest bedrooms on the middle level each feature large windows for a lake view as well as generous closets and en-suite facilities. A family room walks out to a mid-height roof terrace. The walk-out lowest level hosts a fitness suite and a games room with a bar and kitchenette for service to the future swimming pool.
A new mixed-use building is in construction on the east end of Caraluzzi's Bethel Food Market site, located in Bethel, CT. Retail tenants will occupy the ground floor, while offices upstairs overlook Greenwood Avenue. An updated sidewalk with plantings and lights extends the walkable downtown to Chestnut Street.
Caraluzzi’s hoping to expand in Bethel
Saint Gregory the Great
The striking architectural style of the 1980’s church called for a uniquely creative architectural language for a proposed addition. Where the curves and movement of the existing church recall LeCorbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel, the addition offers a geometric and orthogonal contrast. This design approach references the simple rectangular tower addition to Frank Lloyd Wright’s strong spiral form at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A series of simple masses step out to accommodate offices and a social hall.
Brookview Commons II
We are thrilled to be part of the revitalization of Downtown Danbury, CT!
Brookview Commons Phase II introduces a crisp, modern, textured building to our City Center - a contemporary urban architectural style. The building's horizontal facades are articulated with undulating vertical walls, architectural balconies, and staggered roof lines to add visual interest.
This proposed mixed-use building will be located adjacent to the Mothership Bakery and will include apartments, covered parking, rooftop pool, and terrace, plus retail space on Main Street.
150 more apartments coming to Danbury’s Main Street
Hawleyville Station Store
We'll be presenting a new building for the old Hawleyville Station site on February 7 in Newtown CT. Inspired by the old train station's architectural language, this new building will feature deep eaves, gabled roof, vertical siding, barn lights, vertical windows with muntins, awnings, and roof brackets. The image here is the view driving north from Newtown, Hawleyville Station, as seen driving north from Newtown.
Barrister's Coffee House
Congrats to Downtown Danbury's latest coffee spot! So glad we could help out - and of course Emmanuel loves the bicycle theme! Come down for some coffee and check them out on Facebook, Barrister's Coffee House,
PourMe, Consume & Conquer
This stylish new restaurant on downtown Main Street encourages guests to “Consume and Conquer”. Pour Me has the charm of an classic café with the fresh touch of bright colors, free wifi and plenty of charging stations for customers who want to work from the dining room. A tufted velvet banquette seat lines a wall below a “Welcome” mural in the more than 50 languages spoken by Danbury residents. This hyper-local food and wine bar celebrate the best of the Hat City. Now Open!
Starbucks, Danbury CT
Recently completed in Fall 2015, Danbury, Connecticut. This new modern-style building sits on a challenging site. Local materials come together to present a familiar corporate architecture.