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

Location, Location, Location

(By Mary Beth Di Figlia, AIA) The corporate headquarters, the airport, our client’s conference room, the local coffee shop…where we work is truly dependent of what we are required to do on that day and with whom.  So how effective are even the most cutting edge corporate workplaces if 40, 50, even 60% are vacant … Continue reading

Giving Thanks

This year has been one of Winter Street’s most successful years to date…because of that we are very grateful for the people and opportunities that have been afforded to us to help make that happen.  We are also excited to continue to share with you our big ides for the future and look forward to … 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

Where Do Architects Live?

The online magazine Archimag.de posted a story today on a concept I think few of us actually know well: Where and How do Architect’s live? Is it likened to the case of the cobbler with the worst shoes or is it rather that an Architect must start anew or renovate at any chance he gets? Paul Durand … 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