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

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

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

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

Happy Holidays from Winter Street

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a joyous holiday and very happy new year!  Want to see what we’ve been up to this year?  Check out our Year in Review Newsletter. Cheers!

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