DESIGN WITH A PURPOSE

Learn how you can leverage our
expertise for a radical transformation.

 
 
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Binghamton University Science IV

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DEEP ENERGY RETROFITS

Our Building Science working group has the knowledge and experience to perform safe and effective deep energy retrofits, giving you the peace of mind that your facilities will be more economically and environmentally efficient.

Many of the facilities we work with were built in a time of cheap, fossil-fuel based energy, making them costly to operate, costly to maintain, and costly for the environment. Our staff of Building Science Experts and Certified Passive House Consultants address each project with a deep understanding of performance, longevity, constructability, and beauty. We employ a series of analysis tools to support our efforts, including energy modeling, daylight modeling, and hydrothermal (WUFI) analysis. Based on our analysis we develop a set of recommendations specific to each building. Those may range from façade upgrades, to insulation improvements, to high-performance energy systems.

 

Staff Experts

Matt Broderick Contact Matt with Questions about Deep Energy Retrofits

Ed McGraw

Susanne Angarano

Jason Evans

 

Selected Projects

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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

SCIENCE IV

A deep energy Retrofit of binghamton university’s science iv

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WESTHILL
HIGH SCHOOL

RENOVATIONS designed to positively impact education and the environment

 

News

 

Energy Retrofit Thought Leadership

“Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation,” SUNY/PPAA & NY APPA 2018 Summer Conference, Lake Placid, NY, 2018

 

Ashley McGraw was accepted to speak at the 2019 NYS Green Building Conference in April for “Repurposing Mid‐Century Buildings for a New Generation.”

 
 
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PRE-DESIGN

This exploration phase allows us to dive deep into the essence, culture, and context of a client, in a way that unearths the purpose of the project and optimizes program, so that all stakeholders gain a rich understanding of guiding principles which inform decision making and design moves to develop a meaningful, aspirational, unique, and successful project.

What are the outcomes and/or measurable results of Ashley McGraw’s design strategy?

  • Develops a network of points, and a path forward/action plan for each point/part of the system.

  • Maximizes aspirational capacity of the project

  • Facilitates communication within and between stakeholder groups.

  • Gathers information in an objective way.

  • Provides a method to engage stakeholders throughout the process.

  • Improves stakeholder buy-in in the direction set for a project.

  • Establishes a robust project vision.

 What is the value this design strategy brings to clients?  This process…

  • Brings all stakeholders together for common project understanding and focus which improves efficiency in the design process, and user buy-in/satisfaction in the resulting design approach.

  • Identifies opportunities/potential rather than just providing solutions.

  • Develops a narrative for design by exploring essence and discovering potentials, making the manifestation of this essence in the design more approachable/understandable for stakeholders.

  • Embeds the vision of the project into the process, for a more authentic and place-based approach.

 

Staff Experts

Matt Broderick Contact Matt with Questions about Pre-Design

Ed McGraw

Susanne Angarano

Jason Evans

 

Selected Projects

Binghamton+Science+IV+Renovation_crop.jpg

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

SCIENCE IV

A deep energy Retrofit of binghamton university’s science iv

Ashley+McGraw+Architects+-+Westhill+High+School_crop.jpg

WESTHILL
HIGH SCHOOL

RENOVATIONS designed to positively impact education and the environment

 

News

 

Pre-Design Thought Leadership

“Repurposing Mid-Century Campus Buildings for a New Generation,” SUNY/PPAA & NY APPA 2018 Summer Conference, Lake Placid, NY, 2018

 

Ashley McGraw was accepted to speak at the 2019 NYS Green Building Conference in April for “Repurposing Mid‐Century Buildings for a New Generation.”