Fall 2010 Alumni in the Making

Winter Street Architects has a rich, professional-level internship program for interior designers and proudly attracts wanna-be Winter Streeters from our favorite local schools every semester.  This fall we feature three fabulous design interns from Endicott College.  We posed our new recruits with questions on their design style, internship expectations and dream project so you could get to know them. … Continue reading

Winter Street Architects Shortlisted for EBay Datacenter!

Winter Street Architects is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the eBay Modular Data Center in Phoenix, Arizona with a terrific team of like-minded consultants.  Taking the lead for our team on the eBay opportunity is EDI ltd out of Phoenix, Arizona, with Winter Street fulfilling integrated Architectural design expertise and AHA … Continue reading

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A Green Roof Primer: Goat Optional

(By Dana Weeder, AIA, LEED AP) What’s a Green Roof? A green roof is an engineered vegetated roof system consisting of a high quality water proofing and root repellant system, a drainage system, filter cloth and a lightweight growing medium to foster plant growth.  Or, more succinctly, a contained ‘green’ space on top of a … Continue reading

Calling All Runners – Wicked Half Marathon!

So you’ve probably figured out by now that Winter Street loves a good marathon!  Being avid runners and community advocates, we also appreciate an opportunity to help a good cause. If you are interested in using your running to help at-risk youth, consider registering for the Tache Real Estate Wicked ½ Marathon in Salem and … 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

Architecture for Humanity 5k walk/run 2010

Winter Street Architects once again participated in the annual Architecture for Humanity 5K walk/run around the Charles River in Boston.  Over 300 people raced this year and helped to raise over $5,000 for Architecture for Humanity’s Haiti Relief fund. With a team of 12 strong, including families members and Bentley the bullador, Winter Street had … Continue reading

Is Green the New Red for Fire Stations?

(By Paul Durand, AIA; with contributions from Dana Weeder, AIA LEED AP and Mike Fields) Green fire trucks instead of red ones? No, not that kind of green; the sustainable kind. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has brought sustainability to the mainstream of building design through their Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design … Continue reading

Digging Geothermal

(By: Dana Weeder, AIA LEED AP and Mike Fields) I really like geothermal energy. Before I am redressed by scientist friends, I should clarify that there is not much in the way of usable geothermal energy in the Northeast United States. Direct Geothermal Energy harvesting is probably best known in places like Iceland, where more … 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

No. 11 Largest Interior Design Firm in Boston Area!

Winter Street Architects is proud to announce that it has been ranked #11 in the Boston Business Journal’s List of Area’s Largest Interior Design Firms!  Up from #14 last year, our dedicated designers and staff helped make 2009 one of Winter Street’s best, which we are proud and honored to have accomplished in light of … Continue reading