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Industry Connect: Five Cutting-Edge Building Materials to Watch in 2016

bioplas

Products that draw inspiration from the natural world.

Blaine Brownell, architect and materials researcher and author of Transmaterial books (2006, 2008, 2010), compiled his predictions on the next big materials technology for 2016. The materials listed are not yet commercially available, however many will launch in 2016. 

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Berkshire Place Breaks Ground

Berkshire Place

Photo: From iBerkshires.com

On Thursday October 31, representatives of Berkshire Place and general contractor Allegrone Construction, gathered together with city and state officials, under a small tent to participate in the official ground breaking of the new Berkshire Place.

Old Made New: A Thoughtful Renovation

Off the Grid

Miles from any town or city, in the western countryside of Spain, a beautiful old stable now lives as a gorgeous home, which perfectly melds an old stone exterior with a fresh and modern living space.

Read More Date: Jul 30, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: green building, masonry, modern, sustainability

The Howard: Back to the Original Plans

The Howard

Photo: Emily and Allen Phoenix of Chicago Albumen Works

Constructed in 1916 in the Classical Revival Style, which was typical for the era, The Howard Building was originally constructed to house a hardware and agricultural implement business which catered to the surrounding farms and the great estates of the rural Berkshires. The Howard, a popular Pittsfield staple, sold tools, dairy & poultry supplies as well as other important farming implements. But it was best known as a seed company, annually producing a seed catalogue, which it published through 1960 issuing 10,000 copies that year alone. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, The Howard Building was purchased by Allegrone Construction as a Historic Redevelopment project. It is fast becoming one of the most exciting and transformative real estate projects in Downtown Pittsfield. So, you can imagine our delight when Holly Stover the granddaughter of Frank Howard, contacted us with the original plans. 

Wood: A Material for Skyscrapers?

Wooden Skyscraper

C.F. Møller a Scandinavian architecture firm has put out a proposal to design 34-story, wood-framed residential tower to be built in the center of Stockholm. If the proposal is accepted it will be built by 2023 and will be the tallest wooden structure in the world.

Read More Date: Jun 25, 2013 Posted in: Blog Green Building Tags: construction, green building, sustainability

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The Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Improvement Project receives a 2019 Paul & Niki Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts, an honor than recognizes the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth. 
Shout-out to the members of our team, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, DHK Architects, and DCR on a job well done! #intheberkshires
Have you picked up your copy of the new Spring 2019 issue of Berkshire Magazine? 
Our Lenox office, located in the Berkshire Design Center, is one of many spaces featured in their latest scope on Berkshire Modern Workplaces!  #intheberkshires #berkshiremagazine
We are honored to receive the 2018 New York State Historic Preservation Awards for the rehabilitation of the 1887 Tower of Victory.  A big thank you to Titan Roofing Inc. for working with us to protect and rejuvenate one of New York’s notable historic sites. 
The Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site was built in 1887 to commemorate the peace following the Revolution War. #historicpreservation
This project converted the former Western MA Regional Police Academy into 51 permanent housing units for homeless veterans. 🏡 [Soldier On: Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community]
It’s back to school season! This summer, the Berkshire School Spurr Dormitory underwent renovation;  the new 2,235 sq ft, wooden addition houses 6 new dormitory rooms to accommodate the school’s ever growing student population.  #intheberkshires #construction #berkshireschool
“We want people to be able to stay in the Berkshires and give them a leg up.”- William Pignatelli, Construct

Forest Springs is quality affordable housing for all. This new 11 unit development was built to provide beautiful homes for low income families here #intheberkshires.