The Tecton Blend Draws Hartford’s Elite
The noteworthy of Hartford were in attendance at Tecton Architect’s annual open house on Thursday, October 16th. Coined The Tecton Blend, over two hundred guests enjoyed the blending of music, food and camaraderie at the firm’s offices on Wyllys Street where they have been located for over 25 years. Even the rain couldn’t keep away Oz Griebel, President and CEO from MetroHartford Alliance and from the City of Hartford, Thomas Deller, Director of Department of Development Services and Wayne Benjamin, Director of Economic Development Division. What began as a way to thank our loyal clients and colleagues, the event has become “the” Hartford celebration.
By Julia DeFrances
I’m excited to share the latest issue of American School & University and thrilled to see that they chose our project, Vernon Social, for their cover. Vernon Social is one of the Outstanding Design winners this year – check it out here.
On the heels of a successful project with Wilbraham’s Fire Department, principal Jeff McElravy has accepted another commission for work at the police department.
Read more on this story at http://www.thereminder.com/localnews/wilbrahamhampden/policestationfinalists/
You can also watch the television report. http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/26134910/wilbraham-selectmen-approve-architect-for-police-station-feasibility-study\
Congrats to SCSU and the Tecton design team who achieved a LEED Gold rating for this energy efficient building. To read more about the building’s on-going success, click here.
This week, Tecton unveiled an Ideas Competition for all staff members. Entitled, Re-New, Re-Constitute Constitution Plaza the competition will use the North Plaza as the site, and teams will create a program and design to enliven, re-energize and re-constitute the plaza. The first stage is a walk-through and then programming/thesis statements are due. All the teams will collaborate on a Revit model.
Stay tuned for more details as the competition gets underway.
I had to watch this twice. Once to remark on how much snow we had this year, and then to see the Richmond dormitory building go up. It’s a pretty cool video.