Exterior of Bloomfield College, Creative Commons building
Bloomfield College has undergone some changes over the past few years, including the most recent Creative Commons facility. The project was a complex undertaking and we were pleased to photograph it at its final completion. We were also lucky enough to attend a recent scholarship fundraising event and get a window into the profound impact the college has on many of its students lives.
The Creative Commons project was photographed for long-time friends and clients, Fallon + Pacheco Architects. As always, their sense of space, style and color has resulted in a beautiful final result. Since there was a substantial amount of work done, we photographed the spaces on separate days, months apart.
This project was a comprehensive set of changes and challenges to unite three separate buildings into a building focused on providing a collaboration-based environment for a diverse set of disciplines. The project involved significant alterations, an exterior restoration of a historic building and an addition. This building is the first element of what will become a new Quad and involved connecting the new facility to existing gallery and Motion Capture studio space in the adjacent library. Continue Reading →
Port Carteret warehouse photographed by Psolka Photography, designed by V. Paulius & Assoc.
It’s surprising how visually interesting a warehouse can be. Especially when you see the work that goes into the design and construction of it. It’s utilitarian nature is what usually comes to mind, however, there is much more to appreciate if you look.
V. Paulius & Associates asked me to photograph this recently completed cold storage warehouse in Port Carteret, NJ. Construction took about 18 months and required 7,900 cubic yards of concrete for the entire project. In addition to photographing the completed project, it was also decided that we photograph the pouring of the 9 inch thick, “super flat floors”, which was a crucial component of the overall design and construction. S & S Concrete Floors Inc. placed the concrete, which was an “in-house” custom mix that included steel fibers to aid in temperature and shrinkage reinforcement. It was placed via conveyor belt to maintain slumps of less than 5 inches and the strike-off was done by laser screed machine. Once the floor was firm, it was power floated and troweled to achieved a burnished finish. For their effort, V. Paulius & Associates won an award from the NJ Concrete Awards for “Super Flat Floor”.
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Green Lane Building – Kean University, Union, NJ
Kean University has added a gem to its campus with the addition of the award winning Green Lane academic building. This beautiful new structure houses the Michael Graves School of Architecture and Robert Busch School of Design along with the university’s business program. Designed by the Gruskin Group, it utilizes a sloping curtain wall with aluminum sun shades. These along with tilted ellipse glass handrails and other elements were fabricated by Graham Architectural Products. Dobco inc was the general contractor on this unique project which features many “green” principles and puts a new face on the west entrance of the third largest institution of higher education in the State of New Jersey.
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Joseph Henry House at Princeton University
The Joseph Henry House is a historic building located on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton. It was offered to Joseph Henry as part of an agreement to come to Princeton in 1832. The current house replaced the existing one in 1838 and was designed by Henry who was a physicist, professor and inventor of the electromechanical relay. In 1848, Henry went on to take a position as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. After Henry’s departure, the house was used as the official housing for the Dean of the College, the University’s senior undergraduate academic officer from 1901 to 1961. Continue Reading →