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Adaptive Re-use & Historic Preservation

Wellesley College Jewett Arts Center Conservation Plan

Wellesley College Jewett Arts Center Conservation Plan

Sorensen Partners is assisting Wellesley College in project management for the Jewett Arts Center Conservation Plan Project, which will take place in 2015-2017 . The project received Getty Foundation funding under its ‘Keeping it Modern’ architectural conservation grants program and is directed by Professor Alice […]

Mixed Use Commercial Building for Pappalardo Family Realty Trust

Mixed Use Commercial Building for Pappalardo Family Realty Trust

Sorensen Partners is providing concept design services to the Pappalardo Family Realty Trust to study the modernization possibilities for converting an existing restaurant into an 8,000 SF 2-story structure for office and restaurant use with a new façade and roof. The building is located on a […]

Yale University Housing Porches & Stairs Preservation & Reconstruction

Yale University Housing Porches & Stairs Preservation & Reconstruction

Sorensen Partners worked for Yale University in Spring 2016 to design the preservation and reconstruction of two 1920s wooden porches and stairs for graduate student housing. The structure is a grand Victorian home previously occupied by a single family in a neighborhood that retains its […]

Light Industrial & Professional Building for Facella Realty & Investment Co.

Light Industrial & Professional Building for Facella Realty & Investment Co.

Sorensen Partners worked with Lawrence, MA industrial property owners Sam Facella and John Facella in spring 2014 to measure, model, and explore design changes to their historic industrial buildings. The scope of work included schematic-level plans and a rendering showing an existing 11,000 SF building divided into […]

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation

The University Library concept design – including benchmarking, visioning, programming, facility assessment, and conceptual design phase schematic section and plan diagrams coordinated for structural and mechanical feasibility – lays out a five-phase strategy for transforming and improving the Library’s existing 254,500 square-foot facility designed in […]

Planning Vision for Waterfront Hotel & Casino

Planning Vision for Waterfront Hotel & Casino

Sorensen Partners worked as a waterfront hotel and casino masterplanning consultant to San Francisco-based Hornberger + Worstell Architects to research, write and illustrate a planning approvals phase development vision for a large multi-building adaptive re-use project located in California. The work included site history research, […]

Conservation of a Breakthrough Interactive Exhibit by Charles & Ray Eames

Conservation of a Breakthrough Interactive Exhibit by Charles & Ray Eames

“Charles and Ray Eames’ Mathematica, one of the most popular exhibits at the Museum of Science, has been refurbished by staff over the past two years; the exhibit, a visually arresting immersion in mathematical concepts with seven free-standing displays set in a rectangular image-clad gallery, […]

Figural Identity in Adaptive Re-use : Preserved, New & Hybrid – Int|AR Volume 07

Figural Identity in Adaptive Re-use : Preserved, New & Hybrid – Int|AR Volume 07

Marie S.A. Sorensen contributed to Volume 07 of the RISD journal Int|AR – Interventions in Adaptive Re-use, released in 2016. Read the full-text article here: SORENSEN – Figural Identity in Adaptive Re-Use – Preserved, New & Hybrid – Int|AR Vol 7. Abstract follows: Figural Identity […]

Sharing Private Art Collections & Cultural Landscapes

Sharing Private Art Collections & Cultural Landscapes

Personal collecting is story-telling through objects. The Essex Art Center’s development committee has created a new Donor Appreciation Event as a means to foster connection and collective consciousness by sharing personal and regional history among our core supporters: Donors and Board Members. This event is […]