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Architectural Record

Published July 13, 2010 in Publications, Staff, Andy Grogan

Back in April, KRA’s Andy Grogan was in Paris.

He snapped a picture of Jean Nouvel’s L’Institute du Monde Arabe with his trusty iphone, using a favorite photo app.

Now, that picture is in this month’s print edition of Architectural Record. You’ll have to check-out page 18 of this month’s issue to see it.

The photo above was taken from the top of the Pompidou Center on the same trip.

The dog days of summer

Published July 9, 2010 in Staff

The best thing about 100 degree days?

Having Luna visit us for some relief from the heat.

Chuck’s House – What’s he building?

Published June 23, 2010 in Staff, Charles Roberts

The form of this house is in response to the constraints of a deep, skinny lot with minimal southern exposure.

The plan is based on the traditional urban row house with stairs and core functions along one side opening up to the primary living spaces. The massing expresses the programmatic elements of this architectural type as a free standing house. Like many town houses, the main living space is on the second floor which allows greater light and views into the primary living spaces.

Chuck’s House — Foundation

Published June 21, 2010 in Staff, Charles Roberts

The steam shovel is gone, the backfill is in place.

Foundation insulation will begin tomorrow.

R20 on the foundation walls and under the slab.

Chuck’s House – Can you dig it?

Published June 17, 2010 in

Did anyone ever read Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel when they were a kid?

We may not be racing to dig the town hall cellar in just one day, but we’re facing our own challenges onsite: the set-backs on my house are so tight that the excavator had to work from the inside of the foundation to backfill.

Greenbuild 2010

Published June 16, 2010 in Conferences, Staff, Aelan Tierney, Sustainability

We’re headed to the Windy City this November!

KRA’s Aelan Tierney will be in Chicago to lead a seminar about our Northeast Veterans Training and Rehabilitation Center at the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on November 17.

The seminar, “A Net Gain for Social Equity,” will describe how the project team broadened the definitions of sustainability beyond environment and economics to include social equity. The panel will discuss the unique collaboration between two service/educational organizations, Veteran’s Homestead and Mount Wachusett Community College, as well as the technology that went into the project (e.g. 28 geothermal wells and over 8,300 square feet of photovoltaic panels).

Aelan will be joined by Neetu Singh from The Green Engineer, LLP, and Leslie Lightfoot, founder of Veterans Homestead.

More information can be found here.

We’re also going to be leading multiple workshops/seminars at BuildBoston this year. More to come on that later!

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