Peeling Away Layers - Pirie Associate Architects Blog


Everyday Sustainability in the Pirie Office

By: Katherine Jacobs

We’re passionate about creating healthy and sustainable spaces in our work as designers. But what efforts do we make in our office and individually to mitigate our impact?  Check it out…

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Buildings Are Cool. Buildings Under Construction Are Way Cooler.

By: Brady Stone

Even after I correct for all the vibrancy and activity of “the construction site,” most buildings, I think, are at some point during their journey into this world MORE - I don’t know, MORE - than when they are completed.  I think a lot of architects feel this way, and I suspect I do more than most.  

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University Landscapes Can Enhance Wellbeing

For Earth Day – A Story about Pachamama

Flexible Classroom Space that Works

NESSBE: Equity of Place Summit Takeaways

Equity of Place

Community Engagement and Fear

Union Avenue Corridor Design and Planning Charrette


Art in Public Spaces

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