eBay Announces Big Win for Team Winter Street Architects and AHA Consulting Engineers

For the past year Winter Street Architects along with EDI, and AHA Consulting Engineers has been working with eBay on their modular data center in Phoenix, Arizona.  Just as the design work for eBay’s modular data center in Phoenix  winds downs, the design work for a new project in Utah amps up. Of course this new project … Continue reading

eBay Awards Winter Street Architects, EDI and AHA New Modular Datacenter Project in Phoenix!

We are thrilled to announce that Winter Street Architects, along with our awesome partners EDI ltd, and AHA Consulting Engineers have been awarded the coveted Modular Data Center project with eBay, now being dubbed “Project Mercury!“ The team responded to eBay’s open RFP back in August of this year and was selected out of 37 … Continue reading

Portsmouth Fire Station 2 Honored by Fire Chief Magazine!

We are very proud to announce that the LEED Silver, Portsmouth Fire Department, Station 2 has been honored by Fire Chief Magazine with a “NOTABLE” award in the Career Station category of the 2010 Station Style Awards! This station is currently being tracked as the first LEED Fire Station in NH. Working closely with the … Continue reading

What Makes Sustainability Personal for You?

Our friends at Shaw are asking a great question this week during GreenBuild: What Makes Sustainability PERSONAL for You? For every response they get on twitter tagged #ShawGreenEdge until 5:00pm 11/19/2010, they will donate $1 to the Make It Right foundation, which supports green home building for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Check out Shaw … Continue reading

Why You Need an Architect in Data Center Design

(By: Mark Meche, AIA) I will be the first to admit, when thinking about great architecture, not one single data center comes to mind. The truth is data centers, for good reason, tend to be stealthy affairs that avoid attracting attention and their buildings follow suit. Despite typically splashy web portals, the whole industry has … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing in Integrated Project Delivery

(By Paul Durand, AIA) Our firm’s foray into BIM (Building Information Modeling) was largely fueled by the promises of a brave new world of Integrated Project Delivery. It seemed a godsend to the industry, in fact, the Holy Grail. It was a sane path to building success that seemed so smart and yet so obvious. … Continue reading

Not Your Average Datacenter

(By: Allison Brooks) In 2006 the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada had an imaginative notion to develop a High Performance Computing (HPC) Center inside of their decommissioned Van De Graaff particle accelerator silo. Fast forward 3 years later and that burgeoning idea has become a reality with the help of Sun Microsystems and Winter … Continue reading

Technology, Tools + Toys in the Transformative Workplace

Increased economic pressure and logarithmic advances in technology are evolving business processes at a fantastic, and to some, an alarming rate. It’s all very exciting to us as architects. Creation and collaboration, and using new tools are key elements to business success. That, in tandem with sustainable practices, has the workplace becoming a more humane place; and done right it’s vibrant, exciting and more productive.

Your Friendly “Glocal” Architect

As architects, in many ways we are forced to work “locally” – think “locally” and manage “locally.” In fact, there are rules about it, governing how and why and when this can happen. But in the larger world of this ever expanding global economy, our networks, knowledge centers and collaboration nodes are far exceeding our “local” reach towards the complex “global” system. How does this change the way we “local” architects work?

Biting the BIM Bullet

(by Paul Durand    , AIA) If you haven’t done it by now, you better get to it!  Or fall so far behind you may never be able to catch up.  Bite the BIM bullet.  It’s the future of the building industry and the future is now or just around the corner.  Our firm swallowed the BIM … Continue reading