ACE Mentor News
Here is a great example of how ACE inspires students! Nick Braicca, an ACE-CT alumnus and Northeastern graduate, worked with a team of students for his senior project blending architecture with interactive media. The project, dubbed arc, would allow an architect
to upload a building’s design, and then utilize an iPad’s camera-view feature to see an augmented reality of the proposed development. Check out the video!
Nick was part of Hartford’s Tecton team, and a graduate of Somers High School.
Ted and Jeff are involved with The Alternative Board® (TAB), an exclusive, membership-based organization that helps business owners achieve more profitability, productivity and personal fulfillment through an unmatched combination of peer-to-peer insight and private coaching that connect business owners to thousands of their peers around the world.
Full Article from TAB
On the front page of their website, Southern Connecticut State University has posted an in-depth article about the renovated School of Business and the project’s recent USGBC LEED Gold Certification. “Achieving Gold certification for this new building is a significant achievement,” says Robert Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting and facilities operations. “To be only the second building in the state to attain this status is great, but even better is what it means for Southern’s efforts at becoming a greener campus.” Sheeley, along with Executive Vice President James Blake, co-chairs the university’s Sustainability Committee, which works toward the goal of making the university carbon-neutral by 2050, as dictated by its participation in the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
Read the full article and see great photographs at www.southernct.edu
If you are not a regular reader of High Profile Magazine, you might want to reconsider. Tecton projects have been highlighted in both February (Wilbraham Fire Station, page 35; Donata joins Tecton, page 44) and March (Tunxis Community College Phase II, page 24) issues. Check them both out.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that Colchester Town Officials will soon get a chance to see the details of the proposed new senior and community center and middle school renovations. Tecton architects Jeff Wyszynski and Marco Tommasini will explain the different components of the desired plan and the pros and cons for each.
On the heels of our earlier certification at SCSU, we received notice that the Norfolk 3rd Patrol Police Facility in Norfolk, Virginia, a 38,000 square foot new police and Homeland Security center, has been certified LEED GOLD. Tecton was partnered with RRMM Architects of Virginia. These new, consolidated operations were designed with distinct sustainable technology elements. Jeff McElravy, the project architect from Tecton, can provide more information on the environmentally conscious building, via the blog.