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PR: The Connecticut American Institute of Architects Announces the 2019 Chrysalis Award



(New Haven, CT, November 12, 2019) The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) announces the 2019 Chrysalis Award winner, Patriquin Architects, New Haven Connecticut.

The Chrysalis Award (formerly the Emerging Firm Award) is a peer recognition program spotlighting an AIA Connecticut member firm that has been in practice no less than 2 years and no more than 15 years and is gaining recognition in the general design community through a body of built work and continuing commitment to design excellence.

Patriquin Architects, selected as this year’s emerging firm, has delivered high-quality design to a range of clients and users, spanning multiple sectors and scales. Their design strategies minimize impact on the natural environment, maximize human health and well-being, and align with the sustainability goals of their clients.

“In choosing the 2019 Chrysalis award winner, the Design Committee agreed that Patriquin Architects not only met the criteria of continuing commitment to design excellence, but the firm’s endeavors show a clear intent to focus on community projects in our state, doing so with the highest of standards,” said Gina Calabro, Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Connecticut.

Patriquin Architect’s early focus was on private residential work throughout Connecticut, and now includes institutional (particularly early-childhood and K-6 education), commercial, and multi-family housing.

About AIA Connecticut:

AIA Connecticut, a statewide chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. Members commit themselves to the highest standards of practice and code of ethics that addresses responsibilities to the public, clients, the building industry, and the art and science of architecture.

AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Its membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, associates working towards licensure, students, and professionals in affiliated fields.

For more information, visit AIA Connecticut’s website at