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The way to a more equitable community is through addressing the needs of the neighborhood and the underserved. 

Pickard Chilton architects Deep Chaniara and Mary Le write about their experience at the NOMA National Conference: Unplugged. The final part of this series, originally published in NOMA Connecticut Intersections in the 2022 Q4 newsletter, discusses the ways that the architecture community aims to record and manage inequality going forward. 

Originally published in NOMA Connecticut's Intersections in the 2022 Q4 newsletter. As part of Pickard Chilton's efforts for a more equitable and diverse community, we released their publication in a three-part series: read the first and second parts.

A new building affects more than the tenants. It has the power to shape a community. How a building changes a skyline or touches the ground can change the neighborhood.
 
Pickard Chilton architects, Deep Chaniara and Mary Le write about their experience at the NOMA National Conference:Unplugged. The second part of this series, originally published in @nomaconnecticut Intersections in the 2022 Q4 newsletter, explores what it really means to build with a community.

Originally published in NOMA Connecticut's Intersections in the 2022 Q4 newsletter. As part of Pickard Chilton's efforts for a more equitable and diverse community, we are releasing their publication in a five-part series: read the first part, Finding My People

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While the concept of a communal space is not new, the term "Third Place" is. Defined in 1989 by sociologist Ray Oldenburg, Third Place is considered to be a home away from home. 

As Pickard Chilton continues to pursue a more diverse and equitable environment for ourselves and our profession, we selected two individuals to attend the annual NOMA National Conference. Deep Chaniara and Mary Le were sponsored to represent the studio at the 51st NOMA National Conference: "Unplugged." Upon their return, Mary and Deep wrote about their experiences at the conference.

Originally published in NOMA Connecticut's Intersections in the 2022 Q4 newsletter, we will release Deep and Mary's reflections in a three-part series. 


 

As we look back over this past year, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for. While recent projects were recognized with over 25 regional and international awards for design, innovation, and sustainability, studio members also deservedly received notable accolades. However proud we may be of these achievements and successes, they were only made possible by the passion, talent, and vision of our clients and collaborators. We are humbled by their trust and grateful for the opportunity to do what we love to do: deliver architectural design excellence and create welcoming spaces. We look forward to even more exciting projects in the new year. 

Repositioned to be a building of its time while respectful of its historic context, the design reuses much of the original structural frame of the existing 1970s building, re-proportions the façade structure to reflect the original five terrace houses, and re-envisions the exterior enclosure in linear coursed stone, clear vision glass, and handmade cast glass brick. 

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