<![CDATA[Centerbrook Architects and Planners]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/rss Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Zend_Feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Centerbrook Events]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_events http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_events

Named after its village home, Centerbrook is a community of professionals dedicated to advancing design excellence. In addition to speaking engagements and appearances at various conferences and events, the staff is routinely engaged in activity in and around Centerbrook’s office that explores diverse topics related to its practice.

The Cube, a flexible central space in the main building, is the hub of this activity. “Lunch & Learn” programs are held there on a regular basis for the architectural staff to see the latest and greatest in products and processes. It is also the venue for “Sugar Cube” presentations held every Friday afternoon, which feature a brief talk by a staffer on wide-ranging topics – both architectural and cultural – accompanied by sweet treats. The entire staff also gathers in The Cube on the first Monday of each month to catch up on the latest office happenings. Beyond these and other daily activities, The Cube is also home to the Centerbrook Architects/Essex Library Lecture Series, and has held additional public events such as fundraisers and client gatherings.

Centerbrook’s bucolic setting also hosts informal activities that bring its community together. Families join for festive holiday celebrations and themed summer picnics. The rooftop deck is the place to be for scenic spring and summer lunchtime cookouts. TGIF happy hours are held by the Falls River dam.

When public events are scheduled, such as the Centerbrook/Essex Library lectures, they will be announced here as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Ridgefield Library ARTalks Appearance]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/ridgefield_library_artalks_appearance http://centerbrook.com/events/ridgefield_library_artalks_appearance

Centerbrook Architects & Planners will kick-off the 2018-19 ARTalks season on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

Principals Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA and Todd E. Andrews, AIA are slated to attend and talk about the firm’s portfolio and process. Each will also take the event attendees through a mini case study of a selected project.

Presented by the Ridgefield Library in Connecticut, ARTalks is a series that explores the creative processes in art, architecture and design. Previous ARTalks have featured architects, painters, photographers and sculptors, to name a few.

For more event details, and to register, visit Ridgefield Library’s website.

Photo: Robert Benson Photography, courtesy Ridgefield Library

Sun, 28 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Simon Returns to Museum Trustees Forum]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_returns_to_museum_trustees_forum http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_returns_to_museum_trustees_forum

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Mark Simon, FAIA will be among the presenters at the Museum Trustee Association Fall 2018 Forum in Hartford on Oct. 26.

Simon will speak on the lessons learned from Centerbrook’s latest projects for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He will be joined in the presentation by David K. Skelly, director of the Peabody Museum.

Simon and Skelly also collaborated for a presentation at last year’s MTA Fall Forum in Philadelphia. In that session they addressed the master planning process. Simon and Skelly will now advance that topic with this year’s presentation titled, “Getting Directions: Lessons Learned transforming Master Planning into Building Design.”

Recently announced, Centerbrook is currently designing a comprehensive renovation and expansion of the famed Yale Peabody Museum.

The Museum Trustee Association is an organization dedicated to providing ongoing board education programs, services and resources for the special needs of museum trustees. This year’s Fall Forum includes events at both the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Connecticut Historical Society.

Centerbrook’s portfolio features more than 40 museum projects, including five recent concept designs or master plans, the Yale Peabody Museum among them.

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Mueller, IES to Tour Thompson Building]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/mueller_ies_to_tour_thompson_building http://centerbrook.com/events/mueller_ies_to_tour_thompson_building

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Senior Director Charles Mueller, AIA ALA will participate in an Illuminating Engineering Society presentation and tour of the Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum on June 21 in Mystic, Connecticut.

Mueller was Centerbrook’s project manager for the Thompson Exhibition Building, which opened in the fall of 2016. Thompson was designed as a keynote building for Mystic Seaport Museum’s 19-acre riverfront campus. An AIA QUAD Award winner in 2017, the project greatly enhances the quality of exhibition space and creates a more robust year-round experience for visitors.

The event is presented by the Hartford Chapter of the IES. Mueller will be joined on the presentation panel by Jonathan Shay from the museum and Rory Ronan from engineering consultant Kohler Ronan.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Simon to Speak at Center for Architecture]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_to_speak_at_center_for_architecture http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_to_speak_at_center_for_architecture

Centerbrook Architects & Planners principal Mark Simon, FAIA is set to take the stage at the Center for Architecture in New York City on April 27 as part of the “Cocktails & Conversation” series.

Simon will present that evening alongside John Ruble, FAIA of Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners. The conversation will center around the late Charles Moore's lasting influence on the subsequent work of firms he established, including Centerbrook and Moore Ruble Yudell.

Paul Makovsky, the editorial director of Metropolis magazine, is also set to join the conversation.

Cocktails & Conversation is series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Each program includes a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect’s work and created especially for this event.

The series’ list of past speakers include Jeanne Gang, Steven Holl, Tom Kundig, and most recently Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

For more information, and to register, please visit AIA New York’s event page.

Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO ]]>
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Benson Returns for Lecture Series]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/benson_returns_for_lecture_series http://centerbrook.com/events/benson_returns_for_lecture_series

“Cranbrook School of Art Reconsidered … An American Original” with Professor Chuck Benson

So much of what we consider mid-century Modernism & Expressionism is due in large part to the School of Design & Architecture that Eliel Saarinen founded at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan just outside of Detroit. Here, a completely holistic art academy was created that merged art, design, architecture, product and furniture design and so much more with the hiring of Eliel Saarinen to design and direct the many schools and academies on the expanded campus. Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, and Alexander Girard are but a few of the luminaries that came from the Cranbrook Philosophy of Design and were closely involved with its’ spread across the United States. Come join us as we delve into this fascinating “engine of design and creativity” of the last century.

Professor Chuck Benson has been teaching the History of Art, Architecture, and Design for over 30 years. Chuck has also been an architectural consultant with various architectural firms on a variety of projects, most recently at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. For the past several years he has been teaching both art and architecture classes and expanded art & architecture series at both the Bemis School and at the Colorado Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, The Estes Park Arts Center, and The Benet Hill Monastery.

The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Event description courtesy Essex Library.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Centerbrook 4 Rizzoli NYC Author Event]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_4_rizzoli_nyc_author_event http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_4_rizzoli_nyc_author_event

Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ latest book, Centerbrook 4, will be the subject of an author event at the iconic Rizzoli Bookstore in New York City on April 2.

Centerbrook 4 co-authors and firm principals Jeff Riley, Mark Simon, Chad Floyd and Jim Childress will delve into the formative ideas behind their work, and the project designs themselves.

The event, open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. A book signing and meet-and-greet with the authors will follow the formal program. Please RSVP by clicking HERE if you plan to attend.

About the Book
Centerbrook 4 is the firm’s fourth book and celebrates four decades of design practice. Four of the firm’s principals and AIA Fellows – Riley, Simon, Childress and Chad Floyd – each provide insightful analysis that walks the reader from initial ideas to completed and much-loved buildings. The book features a wide range of original and award-winning projects with over 400 color illustrations.

About the Bookstore
Rizzoli Bookstore, considered one of the foremost independent booksellers in America, specializes in illustrated books on architecture, interior design, fashion, photography, cookery, and the fine and applied arts, as well as literature, and foreign language. A literary landmark in New York City, Rizzoli Bookstore is a celebrated destination for important authors and book lovers from all over the world.

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lecture Series to Welcome Luckey]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/lecture_series_to_welcome_luckey http://centerbrook.com/events/lecture_series_to_welcome_luckey

“State of Play" with Spencer Luckey

Luckey LLC was founded in 1985 by Thomas Walker Luckey, an artist, sculptor and architect renowned for his one-of-a-kind climbing sculptures. Thomas’ son Spencer was drawn back into the family business shortly after he graduated from Yale when his father suffered a catastrophic accident in 2005. Since then, Spencer has refined the art of creating climbing sculptures. Today there are more than 80 Luckey Climbers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

The designs look to amaze with feats of nontraditional, unexpected engineering. From a Luckey Climber that rests entirely on a tiny ball, to one that doesn’t touch the ceiling or the floor, Spencer told Smithsonian.com, “There are a zillion simpler solutions, but I kept pushing to make it as illogical and pleasurable an object as possible.” The Luckey Climber elevates play to an art form with its masterful engineering and design. The sculptures encourage physical activity and offer the sort of imaginative play experience important for intellectual development in children.

The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Event description courtesy Essex Library.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Herter on Commercial Solutions Panel]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/herter_on_commercial_solutions_panel http://centerbrook.com/events/herter_on_commercial_solutions_panel

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Associate Principal Mark Herter, AIA will participate as a presenting panelist at the A.W. Hastings Commercial Solutions Summit on March 6 in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Herter served as Centerbrook’s project manager for the Bedford Square mixed-use development in downtown Westport, Connecticut, which features Marvin Windows and Doors from A.W. Hastings. Herter will participate in a Bedford Square case study discussion chaired by Steve Hoyt of A.W. Hastings. Dave LoCascio, Hastings’ Products and Services Consultant, will also join the discussion.

Herter, Hoyt and LoCascio will address the many challenges, solutions and successes of the complex urban project, which included both historic renovations and contextually-sensitive new construction. They will also discuss the current trends in sustainability and the commercial window market, and touch on what the future may hold for the industry.

The summit continues the collaboration between Centerbrook and A.W. Hastings for Bedford Square. Herter and Principal Jeff Riley – the project’s lead designer – were also featured in two Hastings videos (Video 1 | Video 2) that go in-depth on Bedford Square’s design.

The A.W. Hastings Commercial Solutions Summit will be held at Hotel UMass on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Centerbrook 4 Event at R.J. Julia]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_4_event_at_rj_julia http://centerbrook.com/events/centerbrook_4_event_at_rj_julia

Centerbrook Architects & Planners principals Jim Childress, Chad Floyd, Jeff Riley and Mark Simon will take center stage in an upcoming local author event at R.J. Julia Booksellers in support of their latest book, Centerbrook 4.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the R.J. Julia in Madison, Connecticut. Please visit R.J. Julia’s event calendar for further details and registration.

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Noyes House Subject of Upcoming Lecture]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/noyes_house_subject_of_upcoming_lecture http://centerbrook.com/events/noyes_house_subject_of_upcoming_lecture

The Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series continues with architect Fred Noyes on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m. with a free lecture about his childhood home, the Noyes House (1954) in New Canaan. Designed by Eliot Noyes and included on the National Register of Historic Places, the house’s unique composition — two enclosures for public and private functions connected by an open-air courtyard — remains highly provocative. Fred will analyze the intent and design of the house in comparison to the Glass House (1949), designed by Philip Johnson.

Eliot Noyes was one of an informal network of Modern architects later known as the “Harvard Five” (Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, and Philip Johnson) who moved to the bucolic town of New Canaan and established what would become a center of experimental Modern residential design. In addition to his work as an architect, Noyes was the first Director of Industrial Design at the Museum of Modern Art and an influential industrial designer who created IBM typewriters, Mobil gas pumps, and Cummins diesel engines, among other projects.

Frederick Noyes, FAIA, is immersed in his twined passions of architecture, biology, and education. For over thirty years, he has run his own architectural firm and designed everything from houses to hospitals. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows (2001) and awarded an honorary Doctorate of Education from the Boston Architectural College in 2007. Mr. Noyes has remained close to academia, both as a student (a decade of graduate studies in biology) and a teacher (visual studies at Harvard; lecturer in biochemistry at Harvard Extension; and biology at Miles and Wheelock Colleges). Associated with the Boston Architectural College (BAC) since 1974, Mr. Noyes has taught at all levels at the BAC, chaired its Board of Directors from 1995-1999, and is currently an Overseer.

The event will be held in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main St., Centerbrook.

Event description courtesy Essex Library Association.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Upcoming Lecture on Landscape Design]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/upcoming_lecture_on_landscape_design http://centerbrook.com/events/upcoming_lecture_on_landscape_design

Courtesy: Essex Library Association

Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents “Straight Talk On Smart Gardens: Why And How Using Native Plants Really Matters” With Landscape Designer Diana Drake Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m. in The Cube at Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main St. Centerbrook.

In recent years, the effort to use native plants has become a subject of such great controversy among the landscape architecture community that it’s become something of a flashpoint, a source of such disagreement that merely hearing the words ‘native’ and ‘plants’ in the same sentence can cause reasonable, seasoned professionals to curl their lips in disdain. New York Landscape Designer Diana Drake hopes to use this opportunity to share why she considers it important, from an ecological standpoint, to use native plants, and to talk about some of the differences inherent in designs that take advantage of using them.

Diana Drake has worked as a landscape designer for two decades, managing large and small public projects with the firms of Judith Heintz Landscape Architecture and Wallace Roberts & Todd in New York City, specializing in selecting the best-suited plants for outdoor spaces, whether campus, park, public plaza, rooftop garden or residential property. Since 2013 she’s been working cooperatively with Judith Heintz and Napat Sitisara as sassafras55. Her commitment to using native plant species deepened as she taught planting design at Columbia University with Darrel Morrison, adding to her earlier stint at the Center for Plant Conservation, and her hands-on training at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. With sassafras55, Ms. Drake currently is involved with the all-native plantings of East Midtown Plaza in Manhattan, the Queens Borough Municipal Parking Field, and the Kearny Point Industrial Park Landscape in New Jersey.

Throughout this entire period, she’s been learning first-hand via her experiments in her garden lab in Old Lyme. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Simon to Speak at Museum Trustees Forum]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_to_speak_at_museum_trustees_forum http://centerbrook.com/events/simon_to_speak_at_museum_trustees_forum

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Mark Simon will be among the presenters at the Museum Trustee Association Fall 2017 Forum in Philadelphia on Nov. 3.

Simon will speak on the lessons learned from Centerbrook’s latest master planning efforts for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He will be joined in the presentation by David K. Skelly, director of the Peabody Museum.

Simon shared further insight on one of the areas this session will address:

“Too often museums jump to details when planning their additions or improvements. They really need to start at the ground up, confirming their core mission and planning from there. You don’t want to assume yesterday’s goals as givens. Times are changing fast.”

The Museum Trustee Association is an organization dedicated to providing ongoing board education programs, services and resources for the special needs of museum trustees. This year’s Fall Forum will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Centerbrook’s portfolio features more than 40 museum projects, including five recent concept designs or master plans, the Peabody Museum among them.

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Childress to Lecture on Russian Architecture]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/childress_to_lecture_on_russian_architecture http://centerbrook.com/events/childress_to_lecture_on_russian_architecture

Event description via Essex Library Association:

Centerbrook Architects Principal Jim Childress, FAIA takes the audience on a whirlwind illustrated tour of some of the best architecture, new and old, from Cuba, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Enjoy images of wonderful examples of mid-century modern houses in Cuba, and some of the best contemporary architecture in Russia including the Boris Eifman Dance Academy, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the renovated French Impressionist wing of the Hermitage Museum.


The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Floyd, Andrews to Speak at MISBO Conference]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/floyd_andrews_to_speak_at_misbo_conference http://centerbrook.com/events/floyd_andrews_to_speak_at_misbo_conference

Centerbrook Architects & Planners will be well represented at the upcoming Mid-South Independent School Business Officers annual conference.

Principals Chad Floyd, FAIA and Todd Andrews, AIA are among the 14 speakers on the docket for the three-day event. They will present on the topic “One Room Catalyst: Giving Credibility and Momentum to Pedagogical Change.”

Floyd has led designing efforts for 14 different independent schools up and down the Eastern Seaboard, including active projects for Charlotte Country Day School (N.C.), Far Brook School (N.J.), Madeira School (Va.), Saint Andrew’s School (Fla.) and The Country School (Conn.).

Andrews is currently working with Floyd on Centerbrook’s Saint Andrew’s School project and past independent school clients include Philips Exeter Academy (N.H.) and Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (Mo.).

Mid-South Independent School Business Officers, or MISBO, is an association with approximately 330 schools in 18 states.

This year’s MISBO Conference will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. Floyd and Andrews will present on the morning of Oct. 6 alongside Philip Cork of Saint Andrew’s and Sara Rubinstein of Carrollwood Day School.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lavy on Upcoming SMPS Panel]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/lavy_on_upcoming_smps_panel http://centerbrook.com/events/lavy_on_upcoming_smps_panel

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Jon Lavy, AIA will participate in a panel discussion at the Connecticut chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ Annual Meeting on June 21 in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Lavy and fellow panelists will address upcoming projects and the future of the architecture/engineering/construction industry in Connecticut. The diverse group also includes John Butts of Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, Noel Petra of Petra Development Corporation and Tim Sullivan of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

Lavy, who recently celebrated 30 years at Centerbrook, has managed the firm’s extensive project portfolio at Quinnipiac University since 2003. His other notable work includes projects at Yale University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and, recently, Fairfield University.

The SMPS Annual Meeting will be held at Memories at The Tradition Golf Club. Click HERE for more details.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Tolis to Present on Campus Housing]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/tolis_to_present_on_campus_housing http://centerbrook.com/events/tolis_to_present_on_campus_housing

Centerbrook Architects & Planners Principal Ted Tolis will present on evidence-based design for campus housing at the ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition on June 20 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tolis will co-present on the topic with Larry Wielk, Dean of Students at Sacred Heart University. Tolis was Centerbrook’s project manager for Sacred Heart’s 87,000-square-foot Jorge Bergoglio Residence Hall that opened in September 2016.

Bergoglio Hall will be the focus of the case study presented in this session that will quantify how using evidence-based design results in housing environments directly impact student productivity, safety and security.

The program will take place in the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence on June 20 at 8:30 a.m.

ACUHO-I stands for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. The Annual Conference & Exposition, ACUHO-I’s largest event, brings together campus housing professionals from around the globe for four days of education and networking.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Centerbrook to Lead CTGBC Hotchkiss Tour]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/herter_paradis_to_lead_hotchkiss_our http://centerbrook.com/events/herter_paradis_to_lead_hotchkiss_our

Event description via Connecticut Green Building Council:

Join CTGBC's Green Schools Committee and Centerbrook Architects for a FREE event tour of multiple LEED certified buildings at The Hotchkiss School's scenic Lakeville, Connecticut, campus.

Among sustainable practices at the school the students are serving their own farm-grown food in the dining hall, choosing renewable energy sources, and making a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The school tries to relate complex environmental issues to students’ everyday lives, using the school’s natural landscape as a real-world laboratory in which students can study everything from limnology to the effects of climate change on native plant species. Students graduate from Hotchkiss with the tools they need to take responsibility for their collective ecological future.

On tour, their Award Winning LEED Platinum Biomass Facility, LEED Certified Esther Eastman Music Center, the LEED Gold Monahan Building, plus the LEED Gold Flinn and Edelman Dormitories.

There is no cost to attend, but please register.

Jeff Riley, FAIA - Partner, Centerbrook Architects
Mark Herter, AIA - Senior Associate, Centerbrook Architects
Alan Paradis, AIA - Associate, Centerbrook Architects

May 10, 2017

5:30 pm Check-in and Networking at Biomass Building
6:00 - 6:15 pm Welcome & Introduction
6:15 - 6:35 pm Design Presentation
6:35 - 7:35 pm Guided Tour: Biomass facility, Music Building

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Roden Symonds to Present at Lightfair]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/roden_symonds_to_present_at_lightfair http://centerbrook.com/events/roden_symonds_to_present_at_lightfair

Associate Principal Katie Roden Symonds will represent Centerbrook Architects & Planners at Lightfair International on May 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Roden Symonds will present on applying Evidence-Based Design (EBD) to interdisciplinary design practice during a 90-minute seminar. She will be joined by Rebecca Mintz of Atelier Ten and Rose Mary Su from Acentech.

This will mark the fifth time for Roden Symonds to present on EBD, including last summer at the AIA National Conference. Her panel’s presentation at Lightfair will address how applying EBD techniques can produce higher performance designs and aide designers in having a greater impact on the built environment. Specifically, they will explore techniques and examples of interdisciplinary evidence-based architecture, lighting, and acoustics design.

Lightfair International is billed as the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. This year’s event is at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 9-11.

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lecture Series to Welcome Towers, Andjelic]]> http://centerbrook.com/events/lecture_series_to_welcome_towers_andjelic http://centerbrook.com/events/lecture_series_to_welcome_towers_andjelic

Event description via Essex Library Association:

Landscape architects Shavaun Towers and Natasha Andjelic of the New Haven Landscape Architecture and Site Planning firm Towers|Golde will present ‘Green Landscapes for Water and Wildlife’. The talk will cover sustainable elements of design such as the selection of native plants, storm water management techniques, low-mow/no mow lawn alternates, and meadow plantings, and discuss how these various elements can be woven into a cohesive landscape – one that is in harmony with Nature. Also included in the lecture will be discussion on what makes a landscape sustainable, changing trends in landscape planting and aesthetics, and how these techniques can be incorporated in your own landscape.

Recent award winning projects showcasing sustainable landscape design implementation, including the new Massachusetts Headquarters for the Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Life Science Laboratory at UMass, Amherst will be presented as well as recent and past projects completed for the New York Botanical Garden including the garden’s new ‘Green Zone,’ and the Stone Mill restoration which included significant green infrastructure integrated into a historic cultural site restoration project fronting the Bronx River.

Shavaun Towers’ work has focused on institutional, corporate and urban design projects. Institutional work includes academic, healthcare and cultural facilities as well as arboreta and historic properties. Ms. Towers was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in national recognition of the superior quality of her design work. Her work has also received numerous state and national awards recognizing creativity and design excellence, historic sensitivity and environmental responsibility. Towers|Golde Associate Natasha Andjelic has been the lead project manager on key projects for the New York Botanical Garden, overseeing projects from planning through construction administration. Her site work for the Life Science Laboratory at UMass, Amherst is a prime example of her approach to site, incorporating complex hydrological systems and native planting to create both a regenerative and teaching landscape for the University.


The event is one of many programs provided by the Essex Library. It will be held in “The Cube” at Centerbrook Architects & Planners’ office, located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400