Winter 2023 Update

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Winter Highlights

As we embark on a new year, we are excited to share some news about our people, our clients, and our work together.

We look forward to sharing more exciting news in 2023,
as we work together with youour clients, our partners, our colleagues, and our friendsto create places of enduring value that serve, sustain, and enrich life.

Happy New Year!
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Our Client Partners

UConn announced ambitious 2030 sustainability goals.

Our longtime client UConn announced in December their goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, with Newman's projects a large part of moving the needle. Read more here.

  • Newman's LEED-NC Gold Peter J. Werth Tower has saved over 241,000 pounds of CO2 since 2017.
  • Our efforts as bridging architect on the South Campus Residence and Dining Hall aim to execute a model for future campus development.
  • Our improvements to the Field House will improve the efficiency, functionality, and aesthetics of another major building on campus.
Fairfield University announced two satellite expansions.

Newman continues our work with Fairfield University, working closely with campus leadership to support the University’s planned enrollment growth according to their 2030 master plan with new and expanded residential and academic buildings and programs. In addition to the new Regis West Residence Hall and other residence hall renovation projects, our current work with Fairfield includes two off-campus satellite projects:

  • Newman's work with the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing continues with the creation of a satellite campus in Austin, Texas, currently under construction. Read more here.
  • We also kicked off work on the future home of Fairfield's new two-year program, Bellarmine College, the adaptive reuse of former St. Ambrose Church in Bridgeport. Read more here.
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Our Work

The Walter P. Carter/Lois T. Murray Elementary/Middle Schools earned AIA design awards in two states.

The new co-located school, designed by Newman for Baltimore City Public Schools in a joint venture with Penza Bailey, a studio of PRIME AE, won both an AIA Connecticut Design Award of Merit and an AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Award. See more here.

J.Press cut the ribbon on their new store in New Haven.

Newman worked with J. Press to fully renovate the historic Tyco Print building on Elm Street and create a new three-story flagship store that brings a sense of celebration to the Broadway streetscape. Since the opening in J. Press reports a significant increase in sales. See more here.

Tenants moved into the The Hazel Stamford.

We completed our work on The Hazel Stamford for Alpine Development and Fields Grade, a seven-story apartment building in the South End filled with amenities. Tenants enjoy a landscaped roof terrace with pool, coworking and community spaces, fitness center, and demonstration kitchen with classes run by Hudson Table. See more here.

We celebrated the groundbreaking of Parkside Village in Branford.

Newman joined the Branford Housing Authority and Beacon Communities to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the redevelopment of Parkside Village 1 into a new building with 67 affordable, supportive housing units. Read more here.

And we broke ground on The Towers renovation in New Haven.

In September, we joined the leadership and residents of The Towers, the pre-eminent senior community in New Haven, in breaking ground for a vibrant new community garden and the renovation the ground floor common spaces. Read more here.

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Our People

Laura Gilmore joins the leadership as Associate Principal.

In recognition of her contributions to many aspects of our practice, Newman has named Laura Gilmore, AIA, LEED GA an Associate Principal of the firm. Laura has had a major impact on our practice since joining in office in 2018, bringing a keen design sensibility, a deep commitment to our work, and demonstrated skill in balancing the aspirations of clients, teams, and communities. Read more here.

We expanded our capabilities with two new team members.

Last fall, we welcomed two new hires to our fold: Caitlin Toczko, WELL AP, LEED GA, Assoc. IALD, joins us as Senior Lighting Designer, and Molly Sullivan as Marketing Coordinator. Please join us in welcoming Cait and Molly!

Our summer interns' work culminated in research efforts with ongoing value.

As part of her Newman internship, Ella Knight, a M.Arch candidate from the Rhode Island School of Design, developed a Rhino software plug-in called Polychrome that uses photography to derive project color palettes that are unique and connected to context.

New School University undergraduate Charlotte Munday spent her time at Newman restoring our collection of physical models and curating them into an exhibit that we unveiled at our ribbon-cutting in October and that remains on display at our office.

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What else we did this Fall/Winter
  • We celebrated the opening of our new office with an official ribbon-cutting in October.
  • We welcomed City of New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker to our new space.
  • Newman was recognized as an Emerging Professional Friendly Firm by AIA New England.
  • We connected with students at Platt Technical High School's career fair and will welcome Platt student intern next month.
  • We gathered together for a delicious Newmansgiving potluck feast.
  • We took a construction progress field trip to Wesleyan’s Public Affairs Center.
We lit up Edgerton Park as part of the Winter Solstice Luminary Walk.

Peter Newman and Cait Toczko of Newman collaborated on a serene lighting installation as part of the fifth annual Edgerton Park Winter Solstice Luminary Walk, "The World is your Oyster". Five orbs of light balanced on low platforms, creating a contemplative environment under the canopy of evergreens on the longest night of the year.