Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Greetings from Beinfield Architecture -
Wishing our friends and colleagues 
a lighthearted and joyful holiday 
and a very happy new year!
Holiday Yule at the Whitney Museum

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bringing It to New Haven

Lawrence Street
Beinfield Architecture is bringing it to New Haven via Corsair, another mixed-use opportunity to do what they do best, bringing life back to urban blight with historically articulate design. Value added – necessary residential housing, enriching amenities, and communal public spaces. 

The predominantly red brick neighborhood long time in disrepair has a history going back to the 1880’s when there were more goats than anything else roaming the streets. Blue collar industries flourished there; Elm City Dye Works, MB Airplane Manufacturing, and later Star refrigeration.
Preservation plans include recycled steel and wooden beams from the original structure, as well as glass and glazing systems and salvaged cast-concrete relief panels that have images related to the 1943 MB Manufacturing company located on the State Street portion where airplane parts were made during World War II. The Lawrence Street fa├žade will remain, as it complements the small square across the street at the intersections of Mechanic, Lawrence and State streets, and along Mechanic Street, the apartments will have front porches and gardens in keeping with the residential style of the neighborhood. 

State Street
Due for completion in 2016, Corsair will feature 235 apartments with 275 parking spaces in an attached garage, 12,000 square feet of amenity space, 20,000 sq.ft. courtyard and 4,000 square ft.  of ground floor retail.

Property amenities include a large fitness center with yoga studio, resident lounge spaces with high speed WiFi, a library, a resort style pool enclosed within a private ½ acre courtyard, a 7,000 sq.ft. roof deck with views of downtown New Haven and East Rock, a dog wash station, and a bike maintenance room with storage for 240 bikes.

The area known as East Rock aka “Goatville” will be reclaimed after nearly a generation of decline.