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Mystic Seaport Timbers Going Up

The timbers for the new Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport have started to go up! DeStefano & Chamberlain provided the structural engineering for the new building. Designed by Centerbrook Architects, it stands in contrast to the other buildings on the campus and features an exterior appearance of a cresting wave, while the interior resembles an early whaling ship.

Stay tuned for more updates as construction progresses!

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ASTM 24 – Flood Design Standard

The ASCE 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction handbook is out! Jim DeStefano sits on the ASCE 24 committee and was largely involved in it’s production. Pick up a copy from the ASCE webstore for the latest flood design recommendations and guidelines from ASCE!

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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.

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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!


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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.

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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.

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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

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