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Continuity: Architecture and Engineering

Continuity

Allowing architecture and engineering to equally participate in the outcome of a buildings function and aesthetics is something worth reading about!  Many projects today have these two disciplines separated, but when they merge a project has the potential of developing into something really spectacular.  Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned architect, designed this high-rise in Miami so that the structure creates the aesthetics.

http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/miami-1000-museum-tower-designed-by-zaha-hadid-architects_o.aspx?dfpzone=general

See how one of our own designers, Anthony Allegrone, explores this realm of architecture and engineering in his own thesis development by clicking read more below.

Restoration Underway in Pittsfield’s Park Square

Probate

Restoration of the front façade of the historic Athenaeum in Pittsfield’s Park Square has officially started. The east gable wall stones have been carefully labeled, mapped, and documented prior to demolition. 

Read More Date: Feb 20, 2014 Posted in: News Blog Work in progress Tags: old berkshire athenaeum

Progress Update: MCLA Facilities Building

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Work on the MCLA Facilities Building is progressing nicely. The building, a single story, 11,000 square foot pre-engineered metal stucture, will be the new home to MCLA’s maintenance department.

Read More Date: Jan 22, 2014 Posted in: News Work in progress Tags: mcla

Progress Update: Naumkeag

Naumkeg

In order to work through the cold winter months, Allegrone Construction has built a weather shield around the afternoon garden at Naumkeag. This enclosure allows the restoration and rehabilitation work to continue, and keeps things from freezing up.

Read More Date: Jan 15, 2014 Posted in: News Blog Work in progress Tags: naumkeag

Treasured Memories Revealed: The Howard Building, Then and Now

Howard

As she walked into the old, but new again building on First Street between Fenn and Federal, Holly Stover-Howard had much to say about what she remembered about the old Howard building and marveled at the new and restored one. She told the stories of her childhood – running down the hallways and up the old staircases, counting inventory of nails and screws from the first floor to the third, she brought us back to another time and place.

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