Author Archive | Chris Cieslak


2020 Progress Report: Building Community, The River Plaza at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Motivation: repair roof leaks, simplify maintenance, and create community meeting area  Social/Environmental Benefits: improve air quality, provide access to nature, reduce storm water runoff, reduce heat island effect  Total Area: ~17,000 ft2  Total Added Green Space: 4,582 ft2  Architect: Indovina Associate Architects LLC  Construction Manager: Mascaro Construction Company  Construction Inspection Services: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.  Landscape Architect: Eisler Landscapes  The David L. Lawrence Convention Center has always been a convening force both locally and around the region. When time came to […]

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Good Design is Design for All

Sustainability is a relative measurement. As a guiding principle, its pursuit is defined by what was built, and what can ultimately be maintained.  It’s a threshold with an ever changing target, a point of compromise between our heritage and our values. Sustainability is a conversation, and its conflicting priorities are foundational to advancing ever higher […]

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