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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 […]

Yale University Housing Porches & Stairs Preservation & Reconstruction

Yale University Housing Porches & Stairs Preservation & Reconstruction

Sorensen Partners provided preservation and reconstruction design for Yale University for two 1920s wooden porches and stairs for graduate student housing. Turned wooden porch posts and roofs surviving nearly 100 years were preserved while stairs and balustrades were rebuilt in kind based on a single […]

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 […]

Approvals-phase Development Vision for Waterfront Hotel & Casino

Approvals-phase Development Vision for Waterfront Hotel & Casino

Sorensen Partners was Masterplanning Consultant for a major waterfront hotel and casino with 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 […]

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 […]

Re-purposing Factories – ‘Dynamic Continuities’

Re-purposing Factories – ‘Dynamic Continuities’

Lawrence, MA – the location of Sorensen Partners’ first office – is one of the most important “Gateway Cities” to watch in the next decade. The city’s compact urban form straddling the Merrimack River, historic common bounded by civic buildings, adjacent retail “high street,” and […]