Palladio Award

The Palladio Award for Residential Restoration and Renovation was awarded to Hamady Architects for their work on the Cricket Hill Residence in Greenwich, CT. DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc. provided the structural engineering for the renovation. Click here for more information on the award.

Hotchkiss Biomass Heating Facility Recognized

The Hotchkiss Biomass Power Facility designed by Centerbrook Architects and engineered by DeStefano & Chamberlain has been selected as #10 on the Huffington Post’s “20 of The Most Ingenious Works of Architecture in 2014”. Check it out here!


Penfield Pavilion Renovations

DeStefano & Chamberlain have been hired by the town of Fairfield to provide the design for the Penfield Pavilion renovations following Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene. Following the 1-2 punch of these storms, the build was left with undermined foundations and damage to the decks and floors. DeStefano & Chamberlain has been brought on board to provide both structural and architectural designs for the renovations and lifting of the building to safeguard it against future storms. Click here and here to see some pictures of the damage.

Kohler Environmental Center Awarded!

The Kohler Environmental Center at the Choate Rosemary School has been awarded the Green Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum: Muesem of Architecture and Design in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies. The award is given to forward thinking company’s and brands as a recognition of sustainable design, architecture, and products.

Timber Frame at Haystack Baselodge topped out!

The timber frame at the Haystack Club Base Lodge has been finally topped off. The structural insulated panels (SIP) and rough carpentry have now begun to go up and the building envelope is nearing completion!

Click here to see some shots of the erection process taken by South County Post and Beam

Discovery Museum Exhibit

Several months ago, DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc. sponsored an exhibit at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT. The exhibit explained various green technologies in the building and engineering industry including a case study of a project DeStefano & Chamberlain undertook which employe a number of energy saving and environmentally responsible building techniques. Though the exhibit has come and gone, you can still see some of the displays here and here!

Be sure to check out the most recent events at the Discovery Museum to see what they have to offer!

Hotchkiss Biomass Facility Awarded

The Hotchkiss Biomass Facility has recently been selected for three design awards.

Woodworks – Green Design Award

AIA Connecticut Built Design Honor Award

AIA New England 2013 Honor Award for Design Excellence

These three awards recognize the unique design and architecture of the biomass facility. The structure used curves glulams to create a rolling roof plane which served as the base for the facility’s green roof.

Jim DeStefano made a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute

The Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers has made Jim DeStefano a Fellow of the institute. In order to qualify for this position, an engineer must not only be a licensed Professional Engineer, but must also have had charge of important work in the field of structural engineering. Throughout his career, Jim has worked to further the professional of structural engineering and to raise the bar for other engineers in the industry.

Live from Daryl’s House

80’s pop start Daryl Hall has been making waves again with his restored Georgian Colonial in upstate New York. The property recently sold for 6 million dollars but has quite a story to tell. DeStefano & Chamberlain worked together with Hall to combine two antique timber frames to create this period home. Since the completion of the restoration, the singer/song writer featured the house on a series of webcast performances. Live from Daryl’s House showcased well-known and upcoming artists in his private recording studio. This unique home shares many characteristics of early colonial homes and will certainly have many more stories to tell.

Click here to see photos!

GreenSource features the Biomass Heating Facility

The Hotchkiss School Biomass Heating Facility is featured in GreenSource–the magazine of sustainable design. The new facility is targeting LEED Silver certification for its use of wood chips as a renewable fuel source for the private school in northwest Connecticut. The project was designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners and the Engineer of Record was DeStefano & Chamberlain.

Read the article.

Check out the progress photos.