Design Awards- Interior Architecture

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Connecticut Innovations

Amenta Emma Architects

Located in New Haven, CT, this 9,000-square-foot headquarters for Connecticut Innovations encompasses offices, meeting rooms, collaborative areas and open work areas. Exposed structure, HVAC, brickwork, metal panel ornamentation, and concrete floor staining are contextual with original architecture and provide an edgy industrial aesthetic.

“This design team has created a vibrant and attractive work environment.”

Photography Credit: Robert Benson Photography

Historic Library Rehabilitation

J.P. Franzen Associates 

The ground-level May Room was secured by re-installation of the original door and converting old periodical shelving into lockable cabinets. New cabinets matched original American Chestnut millwork. Existing storm windows were replicated using UV-resistant glass. Wheelchair access to special collections was achieved. Glass doors were adapted to existing iron stanchions with modern hardware and card readers for security. The deteriorated glass floor was repaired with tiles of matching texture and opacity. New lighting was installed using the old conduit system.

“Love the glass floors! It is good to see this space preserved and with such great care. It seems to keep its integrity. This is a thoughtfully done renovation.”

Photography Credit: Amy Vischio

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Historical Research and Preservation

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Newman Architects, PC

“The restoration of the Beinecke interior to its original state is an amazing feat. The images present a cohesive experience from detail to interior.”

Photography Credit: Robert Benson Photography

Historical Research and Preservation

Mark Twain Suite

David Scott Parker Architects

“Extraordinary restoration, and the research and reconstruction are impressive.”

Photography Credit: Robert Benson Photography

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