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Spring-Summer News 2016

Hello ,

It has been quite a while since our last check in. Please take a moment to quickly browse our latest news below - we only do this twice a year so there is a lot to catch up on.


p.s. please also check out our new and improved website with many more projects added in recent weeks. www.streamcolab.com

Tiny Timber Homes

A Wild Tiny Timber Appears!

The first Tiny Timber was completed in May and the next two have already begun construction. Below you can see a photo of raising the roof on the second prototype.

It's tedious and time consuming to build scaffolding and put a roof together two stories up. So the process bypasses all that difficulty by building the complete roof, trusses, shingles and all, on the ground! Then the roof is lifted into place like a gigantic hat. 

For more Information about the overall project and the proposed Tiny Timber pocket neighborhood in Varna visit:


New Staff!

STREAM is pleased to welcome Jeremiah, Steve, and Katerina to our team. We really don't make our staff wear plaid or shades of gray - it is just a natural phenomenon. We have a current opening for an Office Manager. If you are interested in joining the STREAM Team (or know someone) please visit www.streamcolab.com/employment


Jeremiah Almaguer - Designer


Steve Rice - Designer

Katerina Economou - Intern

Historic Preservation Award

This E. State St. single family home addition/renovation and brand new garage has been given a Historic Preservation Award by Historic Ithaca. We have said before that even the smallest projects can be the most satisfying. Well, they can also be the most rewarding! 

409 College Ave. - eHub Construction Update!

Things are moving quickly on the eHub College Ave project managed by Morse Construction Management. The project is the creation of a dynamic new space for the offices of Student Agencies, Inc., their affiliated not‐for‐profit, and their student‐run companies. This space will host the "eHub" a Cornell business incubator for students. Seen in these pictures are STREAM's original facade redesign and a recent photo from construction. We love that you can see the university skyline from this off campus location.

215 W. Spencer

Here's an update on the 4-building, 12-unit hillside residential project planned for W. Spencer Street for PPM Homes. The project has broken ground. This striking interior render shows our ongoing efforts to design and visualize the best architectural experience we can - inside and out!

228 W. Spencer - Home for Sale

Kitchen Money Shot

Be the first to own this brand new STREAM Collaborative designed and developed single family home (in collaboration with PPM Homes). This is the only for sale market-rate new construction home in the City of Ithaca. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath “Urban Cottage” is just 3 blocks to downtown shops, entertainment and easy transit to Cornell and Ithaca College. The property features a high performance, super insulated shell and all electric air-source heat pump technology for efficient heating and cooling. Carefully detailed interior and exterior finishes include ship lap walls and ceilings, solid bamboo flooring, locally harvested larch wood decks and pergola, real wood windows, fiber cement board and batten siding, real cedar shake siding, custom kitchen and stainless steel appliances.

For More Information & Contact Information Visit: www.ithaca228.com

Form Ithaca - Buttermilk Village

STREAM Collaborative, Better! Cities & Towns Inc., and Randall + West Planners Inc. have been working on an Ithaca Form Based Code initiative to develop  both infill and new mixed-use walkable nodes. Here is one of our most recent renders from our South Hill charrette back in January. It is a bright, verdant, alternative vision for an underutilized development parcel in the Town of Ithaca.


Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on projects and other interesting design inspiration throughout the year.

Town of Ulysses Planning exercise today with Monopoly pieces. @upstateplanner @betterneighborhoods

@ja.dem and @bigdaddyballer (shadow bomb) just outside our temporary brownstone in Brooklyn.

Background 2015 project completed. Foreground 2016 project underway. Working our way down N. Cayuga Street.

Member of American Institute of Architects

Member of American Institute of Architects

Local First Ithaca Member

Local First Ithaca Member

Rev Ithaca Startup Works Member

Rev Ithaca Startup Works Member