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

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

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?

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.