Killingly Middle School, Killingly, CT
AS&U has recognized the Killingly intermediate school as a national prototype middle school. The project works to create community in the context of a critical mix of grades by providing universal access to all public use spaces, while offering the option to control circulation between grades and activities as appropriate depending on schedule.
St. Mary Church Bell-tower, Branford, CT
The firm has recently won the Fort Lauderdale AIA award of excellence of for this site element that provides a housing for a bell from a the church that had previously burnt down on this site. The tower functions as an emblem of the Catholic church on Main St. in downtown Branford. It anchors the open end of the parish courtyard and provides a destination for gathering.
St. Mary Cathedral Crypt and Chapel
The St. Mary Cathedral crypt and chapel project provides both a site amenity and a context for internment within an underused, interstitial zone on the site. We flip the relationship between grade, the cathedral and administrative offices building by raising an alley-like area to meet grade at the cathedral side entrances. By doing so, we create a prayer garden and area for outdoor procession associated with the liturgy. Below, the crypt and chapel are fed by light troughs from above.
St. James Cathedral, Orlando, FL
The St James project received Orlando's Golden Brick Award of Design Excellence. The award is the highest designation of the Golden Brick Award for projects built in the Orlando area. We are very pleased to have this project recognized as an asset and positive component of the downtown.
St James Cathedral , Orlando FL
We are pleased to announce that the cathedral project received the IFRAA Faith and Form Design Award of Merit. This international award, associated with Faith and Form Magazine, recognizes quality and inspired religious facility design internationally.
St Patrick Church, Miami Beach, FL
The project entailed renovating a major South Florida architectural landmark. Located on the barrier island of Miami Beach, the building's foundations are located on sand and required extensive replacement with pin piles. The entire interior was gutted to allow for the reconfiguration of the sanctuary and shrines and for the remediation of extensive moisture damage. The sanctuary was pulled forward to create proximity between celebrant and congregation. Finishes were replaced with stucco, stone and natural finished cedar. Lighting was replaced with chandeliers and sconce up-lighting. At the exterior a new elevated entrance plaza and shrines were added along with landscaping.
The St. Gregory church project was awarded the Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award. This additions renovations had an interesting program that required the existing, warehouse-like glu-lam structured building to be converted to a 'mission' church in order to achieve a Catholic presence on University drive to compete with the growing commercial, corporate and retail presence on the street. The option chosen has a central tower, with a large stained glass window facing the street with the reservation at its base. The resultant structure provides an unmistakable profile for miles down the drive. In addition to visual associations, seating capacity was increased and the sanctuary was completely reconfigured.
First and Summerfield Church
The First and Summerfield Church Restoration Renovations, New Haven, CT entailed comprehensive renovations to a church gutted by fire. The situation provided the opportunity to ameliorate problematic prior renovations implemented at the turn of the century which covered the original Federal Colonial structure with an odd assortment of Italianate distractions. Our approach was to keep finishes simple and elegant, and to highlight the strengths of the original architecture. Previously obscured parts of the windows were reinstated. Original millwork and detailing was restored. The project was awarded acknowledgment by the Connecticut Preservation Trust as a restoration project.
Western Connecticut State University Performance Facility
The bandshell project.......
Edgewater Tower, West Haven, CT
International Masonry Institute Annual Design Award.
This twelve story, load bearing apartment building was recognized for its ingenious application of concrete unit masonry in relation to architectural and aesthetic effects, in relation to structure, and its beneficial effect on project cost. Our approach gained benefits for the occupant in terms of aesthetics and for the developer in terms of a more positive return on investment.
American School and Univ.
AIA Award of Excellence
AIA Award of Honor
Orlando Golden Brick Award
Faith and Form Design Award
AIA Award of Excellence
Connecticut Preservation Trust
International Masonry Institute