Peeling Away Layers - Pirie Associate Architects Blog



By: Laura Pirie

At Pirie Associates, December 21st is one of our favorite days of the year.  Not because of the holiday season, or even the New Year approach, but because December 21st is the day that the light returns to the northern hemisphere, our neighborhood on this earth.

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Art in Public Spaces

One of the benefits of ‘Public Art’ as opposed to viewing a piece in a traditional museum setting is the ability to have a much higher level of personal interaction with a piece.  While you can often walk around sculptures in a museum space

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A Community Outreach Story and 5 Strategies for Great Outcomes

We Don't Hang Images of Our Projects in Our Office. Here's Why.

Rio Iluminado: Connecting a City to Its River

The Powerful Role of Storytelling in Creating Mission-Driven Environments

The 20 REASONS WHY ……I Won’t Miss Pirie Associates’ Next Event

PechaKucha: A Presentation Format Designed to Spark Ideas

The Architecture of Courage and Creativity

Can a Construction Administration Guy Ever Really Enjoy the Forest and Not Just the Trees?

Behind Every Great [Blank] Is a Great [Blank]

Five Steps to Leverage Advantages of Brick and Mortar Location

Four Steps to Build a Solution with Genuine Community Input and Support

Is Reconstruction a Valid Form of Preservation

Health of Place

Enriching New Haven with Compost

Made in New Haven: Architects Create Through Collaboration

What Do Good Architects/Designers & Marketers Have in Common?

10 Lighting Basics Worth Knowing

Bio-Concrete: An Auto-Healing Building Material

What to Do with Historic but Obsolete Structures?

Creative Pedestrian Railings

What Do You Do to Attract the Work and Clients You Love?

The Challenges of Urban Paving

Beautiful Ceramics Made by Hand and Heart

Insights on Architecture Inspired by New Haven Pizza

The Power of Light in Architecture

The Handkerchief - Creative Wood Ceiling Design

Value Engineering Is My Friend

Flying Architecture

Can Streetscape Materials Be Unique & Cost Effective in Urban Landscape?

Don't Forget the Introvert When Considering an Open Floor Plan

"I Need to Move My Company - We Are Bursting at the Seams"

The Most Important Asset You Are Not Engaging to Grow Your Company

Fear as Inspiration

Furniture and Architecture

A Sofa in the Kitchen

Playing Together: The Art of Collaboration

Building in "Nowhere"

Job Site Moment