July 5, 2022

Centerbrook Architects’ Building and Grounds Tour

The Essex Land Trust is pleased to announce the upcoming tour of one of our communities most regarded enterprises. Centerbrook Architects staff members will lead a guided tour of the building and grounds on Sunday May 15 starting at 2 p.m.

This tour will focus on the historic site and its modern use of award-winning and groundbreaking energy conservation measures. The tour will consist of two floors with stairways between and will last about an hour. There will be a brief slide show.

Attendance is limited to 50 visitors and there are some restrictions for handicapped visitors. Reservations must be made in advance by calling Thea Putnam (860-767-3231) or emailing to tconv@mac.com by May 12. Park at Centerbrook Architects, 67 Main Street in Centerbrook. Essex Land Trust programs are supported by a grant from The Rockfall Foundation, Middletown, Connecticut.

Centerbrook Architects was conceived in 1975 as a community of architects working together to advance American place-making and the craft of building. From the beginning, its work has spanned from planning and architecture to details that make buildings memorable.

The firm’s nineteenth-century compound of mill buildings, a former wood boring bit factory, is both the firm’s home and its vital center of experimentation where design is enriched by many streams of influence. An in-house theater hosts lectures and symposia on many topics, including how to make places distinct and how to perfect the craft of building.

A collaborative firm with an exceptional history of building, Centerbrook performs many other services such as project management, planning, interior design, sculpture, landscape and site design, industrial design, furniture and lighting design, fund raising, and graphic design. All are done from Centerbrook’s historic compound on the Falls River in Centerbrook, Connecticut. For more information regarding Centerbrook Architects please log onto their website: www.centerbrook.com/