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Spring News 2013

Hello !

Yes, it is hard to believe but Spring is here - finally! There is too much going on at STREAM to share all of it in this newsletter but I've selected a few snippets to inform and inspire below.

If you enjoy staying apprised of the work and ideas kicking around the STREAM studio please "Like" us on Facebook or stop by the studio over the next few weeks. You just might catch me building another stone wall and planting the STREAM vegetated roof (while destroying my back!).

Happy Spring!


The Gourd Workshop at Eco Village Update

The Gourd Workshop at Ecovillage

In the Winter newsletter we shared a rendering of the Gourd Workshop  - the first commercial building at Eco Village at Ithaca. Here's a current progress photo. More photos to come on facebook as the roof and other finishes get installed.  Facebook Like Button

Belle Sherman Cottages Update

Belle Sherman Cottages Model Home

The design of the townhomes at Belle Sherman Cottages is almost finalized and should be underway soon. For more information you can check out http://belleshermancottages.com  Facebook Like Button

Lake House Concept Complete

West Elevation

In our Winter newsletter we shared some inspiration for a new lake house project we're working on with Stick Victorian references. The tight site requires a compact footprint and three stories to maximize the living space. The third story features a covered "moon porch" - stay tuned for more details on Facebook as we move into design development. Facebook Like Button

East Elevation

North Elevation

South Elevation

Pinning is too much fun...

and an incredibly powerful way to gather and communicate design inspiration with our clients. Setting up boards is like clipping ideas from magazines but with the ability to keyword search and access thousands of magazines all at once. Here are a few of our latest pins...

Practicing What We Preach

STREAM Collaborative has established energy-efficiency as a central tenet of our firm’s design philosophy. STREAM has adopted the Architecture2030 Challenge and we are asking each of our collaborators and clients to join us in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gases to keep our planet cool.

More information at our website on how to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge. Facebook Like Button

Recommended Reading

A few of the books on our radar.

"Beauty is a silent but powerful force that makes communities safer, healthier and more livable."

"The use of native materials in the interest of simple, powerful design."

"Walkability is both an end and a means, as well as a measure."

What the does S.T.R.E.A.M. mean anyway?

We hinted at multiple meanings in the first STREAM Newsletter. We can't seem to settle on just one. In this newsletter we present STREAM as acronym. What do you think? Send us your thoughts by commenting on our Facebook page.Facebook Like Button

Looking Back: Suffrage Park Pavilion

Holly Creek

This photo was taken in February 2013 of the timber frame pavilion designed by Noah Demarest back in 2009 while working for Trowbridge Wolf Michaels. The pavilion was constructed in MMXI by New Energy Timber Works. More photos on Pinterest.


Noah Demarest is licensed as both a Registered Architect and Registered Landscape Architect in the State of NY as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.

STREAM Collaborative Architecture + Landscape Architecture DPC is a Local First business, member of the Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneur Network (SEEN), and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance (IGBA).

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