Behance Profiles

In addition to this Blogspot portfolio, you can find me on Behance:

http://www.behance.net/christinehobson

Blind Brook Elementary and Middle School Additions - Rye, NY

Start Date: 2004
Construction Completed
Architect: Anderson La Rocca Anderson
Employer: Aschettino Associates





Quotes from the Anderson La Rocca Anderson website:

"Project Description: An $11,000,000 overall school district expansion and improvement program, expanded three elementary schools and a 6, 7, 8 Middle School. They are all planned for technology in education. The Middle School is visually linked to the existing High School complex by the selection of matching stone, as well as through the use of design elements such as arches, multipaned windows, and a tower that quote from the original building, yet are interpreted in a fresh, modern way. A first honor award for community design from the AIA confirms the architectural response."

Structurally, we used a standard steel framing system with diagonally braced frames for lateral support and also because of the irregular soil elevations we were able to extend portions of the foundation up a story elevation and use that as a partial shear wall.

Sharon Hospital Facility Additions - Sharon, CT

Start Date: 2004
Construction Completed
Architect: Mitchell Architectural Group
Employer: Aschettino Associates

Women's Center Addition:



Quoted from the Mitchell Architectural Group website:

"Based on a promise made to the community by Essent Healthcare, a new Women’s Center became the focus of mitchell architectural group’s 2004 design. This new addition and protected entrance, replaced the 1970 Obstetrics suite which consisted of individual labor rooms, delivery rooms and the long trip to the OR suite for Cesarian Section births. Six LDRP rooms allow expectant mothers to stay in a large private bedroom for all phases of labor. Proper building orientation allows for maximized views overlooking the rural valley. The new Women’s Center, now located adjacent to the existing OR suite, was completed in the Fall of 2007."

Structurally, the building used a standard steel framing layout with diagonal braced frames used for lateral support. The roof used open web steel joists for support and a metal deck as a diaphragm.


Emergency Department and MRI Additions:



Quotes from the Mitchell Architectural Group website:

"With its purchase by Essent Healthcare in 2002, Sharon Hospital became the first for profit hospital in Connecticut. In conjunction with our proposal to design a new Women’s Center, mitchell architectural group, p.c. was asked to design a new Emergency Department. The hospital’s current Emergency Department had never been renovated, leaving it insufficient and out-dated. The new design incorporated a newly renovated existing Emergency Department with a larger, more efficient space that met both the Client’s current and projected future needs. Two entry canopies were constructed, differentiated by their color and function. The project renovation and expansion were completed in phases, which allowed the department to remain open through all phases of construction.

Based on our 2004 Master Plan for Sharon Hospital, mitchell architectural group, p.c. proposed a new MRI building to make way for the expanded and renovated Emergency Department. Careful attention was paid to the finishes in the MRI Suite itself, and our goal was to create a soothing and patient friendly environment through the use of color and a backlit mural. By recommending that Sharon Hospital relocate the existing MRI trailer to a temporary pad, simultaneous construction could occur for the new MRI addition and the expanded Emergency Department, reducing the contractor’s construction schedule by six months."

Structurally, the building used a standard steel framing layout with diagonal braced frames used for lateral support. The roof used open web steel joists for support and a metal deck as a diaphragm.

Mixed Use Retail Space, 881 Whalley Avenue - New Haven, CT

Start Date: 2004
Construction Completed
Employer: Aschettino Associates





A unique mixed use property that needed to fit within a very tight lot of land. Because of the resulting shape, a steel moment frame needed to be hidden within the wooden shell of the building in order to get sufficient building shear and main wind force resistance.

Newtown Savings Bank Corporate Headquarters - Newtown, CT

Start Date: 2004
Construction Completed
Architect: Mitchell Architectural Group
Employer: Aschettino Associates





Office addition to an existing building. Steel support structure with a wood shell and interior. Roof is supported by steel and then sheathed with wood and is complete with a "widow's walk" at the back of the building for a unique architectural effect.

Christy's on Orange Interior Renovation - New Haven, CT

Start Date: 2005
Construction Completed
Architect: Kenneth Boroson Architects
Employer: Aschettino Associates



Existing brick building was bought by a new owner that wanted to renovate a portion of the interior space for restaurant use. They wanted to have a wrap around steel staircase that brought people up to additional seating. This was achieved with steel beams and columns placed accordingly to maximize space for the restaurant patrons without compromising the structural integrity.

OEM Controls Warehouse Addition - Shelton, CT

Start Date: 2004
Construction Completed
Architect: Russell James Larrabee
Employer: Aschettino Associates



Industrial warehouse addition to an existing facility. Steel framing system using diagonally braced frames and a median girt to withstand building shear and main wind force. Fa├žade is a non-loadbearing masonry wall. Roof uses long-span open web steel joists and a metal roof deck.