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

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

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

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

Lessons in Being Dauntless

Green Business Quarterly’s Fall 2009 Issue features some of the country’s most gallant small business leaders in the architecture world, and Mark and Paul of Winter Street Architects graced the opening section to discuss the ways we stay connected, innovative and aligned to our clients and community. Check out the terrific article here: GBQ 2009 – … Continue reading

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

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?

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

Rising in the Ranks

Winter Street Architects was listed at #41 in this years Boston Business Journal’s Largest Architecture Firms List! WhooHoo!  Last year we ranked 45, and while we don’t rake in the huge “traditional architecture” projects like most BIG firms, we are indeed happy to be rising in the ranks among the giants…so we can slay them in the future…oops, did I say that … Continue reading