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Proud Supporters of Gandara Center Virtual Frozen Yogurt 5K

We are big supporters of Gandara and their important community work here in Western Massachusetts. Having had the opportunity to work on several Gandara projects, we are pleased to continue our partnership and advance their mission. You can join us virtually on August 16th – 23rd to run or walk…

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Return to Work Planning for COVID-19 

After months of quarantine and social distancing, ArchitectureEL is preparing to reopen and bring employees back to the work environment. This article examines the steps and considerations businesses should evaluate to create a safe, productive office environment.  Like countless businesses across the country, ArchitectureEL adapted its business model to the…

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Affordable-Housing Renovations for Northampton

We are thrilled to be working with Home City Development Inc. (HCDI), a Springfield-based affordable-housing development organization, on their project this fall. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded $2.88 million to HCDI to complete renovations of New South Street Apartments located in Northampton. They will also…

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COVID-19’s Impact On Architects

Like most businesses, we’re uncertain of what the future holds due to COVID-19. We’ve had some projects forge ahead, others request slowdowns, and some completely pause for the time being. While we are fortunate to have a lot of work in the pipeline, we’re definitely seeing a reduction in new…

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The New Realities of Working From Home

We, like everyone else during this time, have been navigating a new ‘normal’ working from home. While we are fortunate to have this opportunity, it doesn’t come without new challenges. Business West put together an article with feedback from a variety of individuals in different fields, on how they’re coping…

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New Housing Legislation

We are happy to see Governor Baker filed a housing initiative that will increase the housing production in Massachusetts. The legislation modifies the permitting requirements in the hopes of improving the ability to build more housing – 135,000 new housing units by 2025 to be exact. Governor Charlie Baker said,…

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Veterans Memorial Update & Opportunity

We’ve been hard at work designing the Memorial in East Longmeadow, remembering community veterans and all members of the United States military forces killed in action. To date, we have submitted for Site Plan Approval, with our hearing scheduled for 2/18/2020. This process typically takes 1-2 months. Once approved we…

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New Year, New Spaces

2020 is fully off with a bang and what better way to embrace the start of a new decade than by updating your space! Your home is a reflection of who you are, who you have been, and who you are becoming. As the needs of you and your family…

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Building Holiday Cheer!

With the holidays among us, it’s easy to get lost on the hustle and bustle of the season. Between sending cards, shopping for gifts, cooking large meals and entertaining guests, it can get to be a lot this time of year. Use these tips to work with the space you…

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Emerging Architecture Trends for Sustainability 

There are several emerging architecture trends that are important to discuss as many of the trends impact our environment. Below are four trends that are expected to be adopted in the future to increase sustainability in future architecture designs.   With a growing population Sustainability is becoming a priority when architects…

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Where To Find Us Outside of The Office

One of the reasons we love having headquarters in New England is the opportunities for us to give back to the community and engage with our neighbors. This is important to us as we want to share our mission while also support the great people who have helped us along…

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5 Reasons Why Steel is the Perfect Material for Building

Many builders use steel because it has several qualities that make it the perfect material for construction. Not only is it environmentally friendly but it is an extremely long lasting material at extremely low costs. Below are the top 5 reasons why steel is the perfect material for construction.  Environmentally…

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Passive Housing: Decreasing Your Carbon Footprint 

In 2003, the United States began to adopt an energy efficient building structure that had become increasingly popular in Europe since the 1990’s called passive housing. Passive housing reduces a building’s ecological footprint because they require little energy for heating and cooling. The passive design can be used not only…

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Landscaping & Architecture

This month we’re chatting about the relationship between Landscaping and Architecture. Below are the key components for making your home or office building look beautiful both inside and out. Collaboration is key Landscape architecture firms and architects are extraordinary together. In order to create elevated design that encompass amenities that…

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Congratulations Grads!

This month we’re congratulating all of our graduates! It’s such an exciting time to be heading out into the professional world, but for those who have decided on a career path similar to our own, what does it really take to become an architect? We’ve got the inside scoop: Earn…

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Eco-Friendly Building

This month we’re celebrating Mother Earth all month long as we bring your tips and tricks for building the eco-friendly way.  Building a sustainable home takes time and planning, but we’re here to help! How do you incorporate eco-friendly practices into designing and building? See below! Focus on your window…

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ArchitectureEL Designs East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial

ArchitectureEL, Inc. is designing a unique memorial in East Longmeadow, remembering community veterans and all members of the United States military forces killed in action. This is part of an ongoing community project that the company was selected for in December of 2018. “As the son-in-law of a veteran, this…

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Interior Architecture

This month we’re talking about interior architecture. Building out a room isn’t always as simple as it seems. You need to identify a purpose for the space, consider how your decisions will resonate long-term, and plan for situations that make practical sense. Here are a few tips we can provide…

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito ‘Focus on Housing’ during Holyoke visit

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito stressed a “Focus on Housing” in Massachusetts during a tour Friday of Lyman Terrace, a 167-unit complex undergoing a $60 million transformation. Architecture Environment Life is proud to be a part of this major project.

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