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

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

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

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

Needham Going Green

(By: Mike Fields, Project Manager) Nestled into a grove of pine trees alongside the Needham Reservoir, the form of the Needham Public Services Administration Building is a response to ecological constraints, setbacks, and its relationship to the adjacent Water Building. A large portion of the green aspects in this building is the energy and water savings.  The … Continue reading

T-Squares, Rulers, and Pencils (oh my!)

(by: heather the intern)   So here’s something we already know: sometimes it’s not just what you do, but how you do it. Now take that to the architecture world and we understand that it’s not always about the end product, but what the client gets in the process, and what tools you use to make … Continue reading

The Future of Green IT – Recap of Uptime Symposium 2009

On Monday April 13th, Winter Street cofounder Mark Meche and Senior Associate Annette Popp Austraw presented with Tony Cataliotti, Datacenter Efficiency Manager for Sun Microsystems on Best Practices for Green Datacenter Design. After a succinct but powerful presentation on the realities of datacenter design/build, what we hear from clients and how to develop an integrated … Continue reading

Green Your Datacenter

“Technology aids in a company’s ability to remain relevant and competitive. So the better we can integrate state of the art technology in our designs and our process, the better our clients are poised to remain innovative and profitable in this uncertain marketplace,” Mark Meche, Winter Street Architects.