Thursday, December 29, 2016

On Blitzen

This year we hopped on the party bus and headed to Brooklyn for the annual Beinfield Architecture holiday celebration. The champagne flowed freely in every direction as the bus defied gravity at every curve, delivering us to the the recently restored Wythe Hotel where we kicked off the party on the 6th floor bar overlooking the city. The hotel space was formerly a cask and textile factory built in 1901, a beautiful fusion of reclaimed vintage ironwork, timber and brick. Then across the street, to Brooklyn Bowl for food, drinks and spirited competition. 
 Looking forward to bringing in the New Year - 
best wishes for a positive and productive 2017!

Fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline from the Wythe Hotel rooftop bar
Brooklyn Bowl was originally an ironworks(!) foundry, constructed using recycled materials, glass reclaimed
from the Brooklyn Navy Yard and custody-controlled wooden floor boards reclaimed from the original building 

Thursday, December 22, 2016


At Beinfield Architecture we are reminded how inspired design has the power to be an agent
change and renewal.
We are, after all, designing for comfort and joy!

Wishing our friends, clients and colleagues
good cheer and well-being in 2017!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Design Within Reach

In tribute to Jens Risom,  Mark Goodwin AIA shared this gem of a house, built for under 25K in 1967 -

Jens Risom (1916-2016) at his summer home on Block Island

Read Dwell article here

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BA Bringing it to New Haven / Audubon St.

Beinfield Architecture plans are underway for a new apartment complex in New Haven, helping the city grow and providing 270 residential units where vacancy is trending as low as 2%. Parking, which will be hidden within a wrap of housing, will provide space for nearby Frontier employees as well as residents.

It could also be a draw for people looking for an attractive and affordable alternative to maxed-out cosmopolitan cities.

Work is expected to start Spring 2017 and take about a year and a half.

Read more NEWS8

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Downsized Big

Beinfield Architecture is stepping in with a scaled down proposal for 272-280 Main Avenue, to replace the previously discarded big-box development plan.

Design is underway for “The Village,” Beinfield’s solution, which would incorporate smaller retail storefronts and restaurants with outdoor dining which would incorporate the neighborhood, blending the existing historic architecture and encouraging a walkable component.    The HOUR article here
Plans include pedestrian accessible smaller retail, restaurants with outdoor seating,
solar panels and Green Building
272 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT