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 Announces Datacenter Challenge Finalist, Our Firm Makes the Cut

Could today get any bigger? A. It’s Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts B. eCommerce Giant eBay publically announced their list of finalists for their data center design competition…yes, we made it too the finalists circle!!!!!! eCommerce giant eBay revealed its list of design challenge finalists competing to win Project Quicksilver, the company’s newest modular data center in South Jordan, … 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

A Green Roof Primer: Goat Optional

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(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

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

Change is Good (and Green)

Like most people and firms, we at Winter Street Architects try to consistently advocate for sustainability and develop our “green” culture.  We took the first step in this journey back in 2000 when we saved the historic Newmark building on Essex Street and revitalized it for office and retail space. Since then we have adopted an aggressive … 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

National Yiddish Book Center Drives Towards Completion

This 21,000sf addition to the National Yiddish Book Center will house a new multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, gallery, administrative offices, student center, classrooms, recording studio and climate controlled book storage.  The project is sustainably designed with emphasis on geothermal heating/cooling, day lighting, energy optimization, building system controls and eco-friendly interior products. As a cultural and … Continue reading