Friday, September 30, 2016

Thumbs Up!

Architect Bruce Beinfield talks with transportation consultant Sam Schwartz 
near the Metro-North Walk Bridge
Chairman and CEO of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, Clay Fowler
speaks as Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling looks on 

"Thumbs up to Beinfield Architecture PC and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners for inviting transportation engineer Sam Schwartz, “Gridlock Sam,” to Norwalk to talk Wednesday evening about his initial impressions of the Walk Bridge replacement project, as well as his latest book. The principals of the architecture and real estate firms did a community service by elevating the level of dialogue about one of the most critical projects in Norwalk. City leaders are right to consider a consultant to look out for local interests, and to ask for more time to review the state Department of Transportation’s design plan and environmental impact study. The DOT is scheduled to conduct a hearing on the study at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation of the project at 7 p.m., Oct. 6, in City Hall".
 The Hour

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Transit-Oriented Development takes hold in Norwalk

Colin Grotheer, Associate with Beinfield Architecture, shares the firms' Transit-Oriented Development projects near the South Norwalk Train Station.
Transit-Oriented Development is aimed at revitalizing urban areas by getting people to live in places where they can walk to transit centers such as the South Norwalk Train Station.

On the T.O.D.front - Beinfield Architectures' apartments on Chestnut Street.

The HOUR article here

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bloomfield Apartments in Progress

Beinfield Architecture designed Bloomfield apartments are underway - with ample amenities, modern layouts and a sense of community.  Bloomfield is contemporary, yet borrowing inspiration from the vernacular of the Connecticut River Valley; a unique style owing in part to the industry and innovation that evolved there during the nineteenth century.

Amenities include a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse with media room, a lounge and fitness center, and an interior courtyard with swimming pool and other recreational attractions.
Read Hartford Business Journal article here

Here is a look a beautiful little book on early houses of the Connecticut River Valley -
"An Architectural Monograph on Houses of the Connecticut River Valley" 1926

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Closer Look at the Walk Bridge

For those who missed Sam Schwartzs' informative talk at the Maritime Center - 2 articles here
The Hour    Nancy on Norwalk

Monday, September 12, 2016

People's Choice

Beinfield Architecture has 3 projects nominated for the 2016 AIA  People's Choice Awards!
The categories are "the place I'd most like to "-

Link here to cast your vote !

The place I'd most like to live - River House 

The place I'd most like to work -

The place I'd most like to play - Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Friday, September 9, 2016

Urban Transportation Planning Expert, “Gridlock Sam,” Coming to SoNo!

Please join Beinfield Architecture Wednesday September 14 in welcoming New York Daily News columnist Samuelson I. Schwartz aka "Gridlock Sam" for a free lecture in his area of expertise - Urban Transportation Planning and Engineering.

Sam will comment on the "Walk Bridge Project" which involves the replacement of the existing railroad bridge over the Norwalk River. He will offer his insight as to how the Norwalk community's interests can be represented in the design process.

The lecture will be held at the Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm / Q&A 7:30-8:00 pm
Details here

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Corsair: Art Meets History

Corsair: New Haven’s new upscale 235-unit apartment complex, where "art meets history," is slated to open this fall -
The concept of the Beinfield designed space is an homage to the intersection of contemporary art and historic manufacturing, honoring the bones and artifacts of the pre-existing building which manufactured Corsair propellers among an array of other turn-of-century products. The creative confluence goes well beyond the average apartment complex - with high level attention to detail and innovative reclamation. 

 Read Mary O’Leary's excellent article and link to artists /The New Haven Register- here

Past posts: Bringing it to New HavenPushing the Limits; Pushing the Limits- The Sequel

Friday, September 2, 2016

Good Design Reinterprets the Past

Maple Hill Farm / see more
Beinfield Architecture is pleased to be the designers of the featured project "Set in Stone" in the September issue of Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.  

Architect Andrew Bartolotta was called upon to refurbish the 50 acre property in Redding, optimally siting the home to the landscape and  reinterpreting the gentleman's farm, creating a contemporary home with a nod to the past.  read more here