Friday, October 28, 2011

A great article on Bruce from The Hour

photo from The Hour / Matthew Vinci

 Thanks to The Hour for a wonderful article on Bruce Beinfield FAIA, our fearless and talented leader.  Bruce has been a key player with a very measurable role in the dramatic transformation of South Norwalk over the last 25 years.  We are so glad he continues to get recognized for his visionary urban planning, high level of design, and tireless dedication to the community in which he lives and works.

Check out the article, written by John H. Palmer, here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beinfield Designs the First Inclusionary Zoning Project in Darien

745 Post Road | Rendering: Beinfield Architecture PC

The project, located at 745 Post Road, and developed by David Genovese and Penny Glassmeyer, will be the first project in Darien to achieve the 2009 Zoning regulations requiring at least a 12% affordable housing component for buildings exceeding 5 housing units.  

According to the October 13th article on The Darien Times front page, the Town of Darien as a whole is at "approximately 2.4% affordable housing stock."  You can check out the full article here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

AIA Connecticut Design Commission honors Beinfield Architecture once again in 2011

We are thrilled to announce Beinfield Architecture's 2011 AIA CT Design Award for their new single family Home in Ridgefield.  This incredible house definitely makes our list of favorite projects and clients.  Congratulations to Andrew Bartolotta AIA, Bruce Beinfield FAIA and the rest of the Project Team for the creativity, hard work, and attention to detail that made this project come to fruition.  Oh, and we had some fun too.

photos by Michele Scotto Trani

This is what the jurors had to say about the project:
This project is based on simple space and volumetric strategies. It provides a simple but effective stage for collections, a stage setting for the content of the building. The traditional heavy post and beam construction makes sense of the chaos of the collection. The New England barn is ideal for a collection such as this, providing form, but observers can see that something else is going on here. There are two important elements on the outside, the first is the translucent glass link, a very effective rhythm maker and the second is the “sideness” of the scheme, wherein the front is relatively impenetrable, but there is open glazing on the backside, making for a very different experience.