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NewsBAR  I  Spring 2017

Joeb has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by National AIA
He is one of 30 architects elected nationally into AIA College of Fellows 
under the “Design Excellence” category this year.
Click here to read the press release.


Site Visit > DT 49+53 > Connecticut


JM team visited the construction site of our DT49+53 project.




University of Texas, Austin > School of Architecture 


“Agents of Change – Rethinking the Past, Present & Future in Four Recent Projects”  > Spring 2017 Lecture Series > April 19, 2017


Stonington/Lincoln Residence was the recipient of an AIA New England Design Award.



35HP was a finalist for Interior Design ttttgazine’s Best of Year Award and featured as one of the “Top Design Images of the Past Decade” –  read more


 Joeb Moore was inducted into New England Design Hall of Fame.


      Joeb Moore & Partners has been recognized as a winner of AI Magazine’s
Best of the Best in Architecture award.


   Joeb Moore & Partners has been named the Best Architectural Practice in Connecticut for 2017 by the North American Excellence Awards.


Pella Design Council


Joeb Moore was selected as an advisor to the Pella Design Council. The advisory board met in November to share with Pella their design philosophies, discuss trends in the design profession, and to make recommendations to Pella and its affiliated companies on innovations that designers would like to see developed in window and door products.




16KD > Connecticut


16KD is a proposal for a residence located on a site with glacial till and hard gneiss bedrock typical of Fairfield County. The building-site strategy takes advantage of the dramatic rock outcroppings on the site, using a T-shaped parti to create three distinct outdoor court spaces: an arrival court to the north, a pool and entertaining court bermed between the house and a high knoll at the west, and a dining terrace perched above a rocky slope to the east. The house itself is organized into three wings: formal living, informal living and support spaces, anchored to the site by a masonry wall. The merger of these wings at the juncture of the T becomes a kind of non-architecture; through layers of glass and play of light this entry space becomes a prismatic node that provides connection vertically to each story of the house as well as laterally to each wing and to the various landscape spaces beyond.



Schematic Design: various iterations of house form



Front Entry Courtyard – North Elevation



West Section



Site Plan



  Roger Williams University > “Firm in Residence”  Graduate studio


In Fall 2016, Joeb Moore and JM&P staff, Devin Picardi, Robert Scott, Alex Chabla and Matt Burgermaster of MABU Design, led the “Firm in Residence” Graduate Studio titled “Agents of Change: Food Networks and Community-Centered Design” at Roger Williams University School of Architecture. As a studio, they visited Stone Acres Farm, the Aquidneck Island, and Grace Farms Foundation.


                   Devin Picardi                                   Robert Scott                                   Alex Chabla                             Matt Burgermaster




The studio focused on the creation of climates, micro-climates, and counter-climates. They looked at the material/spatial qualities of enclosure and boundary to understand how micro-climates can be influenced and produced. The investigation took place by experimenting with a time-base video that made the visible (often invisible) Food Networks and Agricultural Systems (macro) and full-scale performative ice-machine or “storm” (micro climate change).


ACT 1.1 > Video Performance



A site has micro forces of influence, latent social organizations and activities that shape and determine what we “see” as site. There are also macro forces of influence, invisible biological and technological networks that equally shape and determine our perception and experience of site. Deploying the techniques of “Experimental transparency or activity,” students created a 3-minute video/collage “life-story” where “vision” is active and disjunctive.


Student work:


(video by Ryan Danby)


ACT 1.2 > Micro-Climates & Environmental Control Case Study
Working in cross-section through a series of interfaces and transitions, students produced a “cyclorama” or scroll that demonstrated how a project responds to climate, environmental performance and space. They considered how the project defines interior spaces and micro-climates in relationship to its context.


ACT 1.3 > ICE STORM Performance


                 (Above) Image provided by Matt Burgermaster


                 Hans Haacke, Condensation Cube, 1963-65


Students were asked to build a full-scale structure that can support one ice cube in its phase and change from solid to liquid for a set amount of time, taking into consideration the issues of thermal barrier, conduction, convection, insulation, and more. Some of the questions they considered as they designed their structure were “how quick or slow should the melting process be?” “how will the liquid be contained after melting?”, and “how can the device serve as an index for transformation from solid to liquid?”


Student work:


(video by Whitney Belton)



Studio Visits > Culture/Agriculture


Historic Stonington > CT 
Culture > Issac Bell House > McKim, Mead and White


Agriculture > Sweet Berry Farm > Middletown, RI
 Philip Johnson’s Glass House > New Canaan, CT > Landscape/Art/Architecture


Grace Farms Foundation > SANAA > New Canaan, CT


 PROJECT TWO: STONE ACRES FARM & Historic Stonington, CT




The studio sought to investigate issues centered around Historic Preservation, Ecological systems, Landscape, and Community-based design & Programming within the framework of an architectural design project. The site is a property and program that Reed/Hilderbrand and Joeb Moore & Partners have been working on in historic Stonington, CT. Farming practices and sustainable agriculture provide a broad and expanded field of research for the students to consider a design problem within a much larger set of cultural and environmental concerns we face in the 21st Century. The 4 areas of focus or themes were: Reveal, Provide, Make, and Inspire – each of these related to the project program that focused on farm production, artisans-in-residence making, historic building + land preservation, an open agora for community-based culinary education, and etc. There was also a component centered on sustainable tourism and eco-camping.
  Student Project > SAF
 (Above) Philip Lane

(Above) Tyler Barlie
(Above) Austin Scott
(Above) Jessica Gross
(Above) Ryan Danby



 T(EA) House > Connecticut
The T(EA) House, in Connecticut, sits on a long, linear lot that reaches out toward views of the Long Island Sound. Three volumes (“primitives”), similar in size, are linked  together by a sculptural staircase, the middle volume pivoting 90 degrees at the intersection of landscape and building and producing the T shaped form. Throughout the  assembly and material selection, the T(EA) House is sensitively conceived as a passive house.


 Progress Photos > NYC Studio > West Side NYC



The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin > National Building Museum > Washington, DC
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin exhibition was organized and curated by TCLF at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The exhibition included more than 50 newly commissioned photographs of important residential, civic, and commercial projects, along with drawings, sketches, models and artifacts from the Halprin Archive at the University of Pennsylvania. Joeb Moore & Partners was one of the sponsors of this exhibition.
 Ira Keller Fountain, Portland, OR


The Glass House > Philip Johnson > New Canaan, CT
In September, The Glass House was pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession-Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. Kusama created an “infinity room,” covering the Glass House with her signature infinity polka dots, which produced a form of experiential transparency that  worked off both the transparency and reflectivity of the glass walls as “container/non-container” – private and unprivate.


Joeb Moore & Partners and Petit Art Partners were happy to have sponsored this dots installation and film program.


 Narcissus Garden > Yayoi Kusama


                              Photo by Matthew Placek



184BR > Connecticut
This 184BR residence is located in a steeply sloped site that overlooks the great meadow. The house consists of four buildings and a main gallery space, which has a skylight and a roof garden.

Building-Site Strategy Studies: Courtyard, Linear, Staggered and Gallery schemes

Site Plan by Reed Hilderbrand Associates

(Above) Main Gallery Light Filter and Ceiling
(Above) Great Room with a view toward the open meadow


86SAR > Stonington, CT
This 86SAR project in Stonington, CT involved a comprehensive renovation of an existing arts & crafts style home, focusing on the clients’ desire for privacy and the sweeping waterfront views. The design flattened the roofs and lowered the overall profile of the home, strengthening the horizontal axis of the floor plan. A curtain wall treatment on the south elevation opened the double-height great room to light, air and water.


Floor Plan Showing Existing House

South Elevation Showing Profile of Existing House
Section through Great room


                                                  Walk-thru video


“Noyes Transformation > Ten Years After”
After 10 years, we have rephotographed the Noyes Transformation project, which took an existing Eliot Noyes residence built in the early 1950s as its object of study. This  project preserves and extends the experimental nature of the original residence by testing different responses to additions and subtractions to the house formally, spatially,  and programmatically. Landscape architecture firm, Reed Hilderbrand and Associates, worked on an extensive landscaping project for the entire property.





Jewish Museum > Pierre Chareau Exhibition > New York
 Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
The exhibition at the Jewish Museum shows rare furnitures, lighting fixtures, and interiors by French designer and architect, Pierre Chareau. In order to convey the spatial  transparency and the open, industrial aspects of the building, the exhibition includes a large-scale digital reconstruction that meticulously documents the house as short films  to demonstrate the house in action.
 Guggenheim Museum > Agnes Martin exhibition > New York
The Agnes Martin exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum has a wide collection of serene paintings composed of grids and strips. With an attention to the subtleties of line, surface, tone, and proportion, she varied these forms to generate a body of work impressive both in its intricacy and focus. Her style was informed by a belief in the  transformative power of art, in its ability to conjure what she termed “abstract emotions” – happiness, love, and experiences of innocence, freedom, beauty, and perfection.

On a Clear Day, 1973, portfolio of 30 screenprints


Hayley Skurowski > “Chandigarh Revealed. Le Corbusier’s City Today” > Greenwich, CT
JM team attended the talk by photographer and designer, Shaun Fynn, about his upcoming book on architectural documentary of social realism at Hayley Skurowski’s gallery.

 Beaux Arts Ball > The Architectural League > A/D/O, Brooklyn
 JM&P staff attended the annual Beaux Arts Ball hosted by the Architectural League.


                                   Projection-mapped installation by Wild Dogs International



Featured Photographer
Don Ross > Marr and Gordon Quarry
Based in Vermont, Don Ross is a renowned photographer who has been photographing man made, industry created quarries for more than 20 years. His work turns      quarries into art, like the photo shown below.

Featured Documentary
Abstract: The Art of Design > Netflix
From the shoes we wear, to the cars we drive and the buildings we see, art and design are everywhere in our lives. Netflix’s new documentary series feature various artists  like Bjarke Ingels, Christoph Niemann, and Platon, showcasing their creative works and processes.

Featured Artist
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light > Yale University Art Gallery
Lumia presents a reevaluation of Thomas Wilfred whose works prefigured light art in America. As early as 1919, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic  medium, developing the means to control and project unique compositions of colorful, undulating light forms, which he referred to as lumia.
  Thomas Wilfred, Cross Section of Plans for a Projection Room and Recital Hall in the “Art Institute of Light” (unrealized), 1927


Felix Kiessling > Elbsteine (Weltwasserspiegelsenkung 2014) 

The artist removed 2,5 tons of stones from the river Elbe and calculated the effect of his action on the global water level. Based on his calculations, there was an  estimated 6.525778628282996 · 10−16 m drop in water level globally. He then distributed the overall weight of the stone pieces into a complex, elaborated system of wires.

  2014, stones and steel wire


Wallace K. Harrison > Fish Cathedral – First Presbyterian Church of Stamford > 1958
Built by architect Wallace K. Harrison, the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford is also known as The Fish Church because of its fish-like shape. The interior is bathed in a sapphire light and is made of 20,000 pieces of dalle de verre glass in 86 hues.



Aspen Retreat > Veranda Magazine > February 2017
Aspen Retreat project was featured in Veranda Magazine for the February 2017 issue. JM&P transformed the existing home by opening up the cinematic views over downtown Aspen, and shifting materials and details toward a lighter and more elemental palette. A redesign of the home’s unique circulation spine, comprised of a foyer, corridor and double height entry stair, drove the project. The open, cantilevered staircase, and glass and steel handrail set the tone for a minimalist treatment of rich materials throughout the house. The firm worked closely with designer Victoria Hagan to furnish the newly bright, yet warm interior with dynamic colors, textiles and dynamic collection of contemporary art.



35HP > Archdaily > March 2017
35HP was featured in Archdaily. Click here to read the full article.



Mission San José > San Antonio, TX
Joeb Moore visited a historic Catholic mission in San Antonio, TX. The first buildings made of brush, straw, and mud were quickly replaced by local limestone structure, and included guest rooms, offices, a dining room, and pantry. A heavy outer wall was built around the main part of the mission with rooms for 350 people.

TCLF > Leading with Landscape III: Renewing San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park > San Antonio, TX
 Joeb Moore attended a conference organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation at The Stable at Pearl, featuring prominent practitioners and other leaders, to explore options for the future of Brackenridge Park and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation. The summit drew attention to local, regional and national projects that are exemplars of planning and design, while striking a balance for a landscape’s complex natural, historic, cultural, and ecological systems.
   Photo by Charles A. Birnbaum

TCLF > Garden Dialogues > Stonington, CT
 As part of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Garden Dialogues series, Joeb visited Stonington’s Historic North Main Street. At the site of the Stone Acres Farm, Joeb Moore gave a talk of the project and offered participants a tour of the historic farm-estate – its vast grounds and farmland as well as its historically-recognized buildings in all.

 Farnsworth House > Mies van der Rohe > Plano, IL
 Joeb visited the Farnsworth House, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945. This iconic masterpiece of the International Style of architecture represents the modern  movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.

Suggested Reading


Sean Carroll > The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
> Evolution, physics, cosmology, and philosophy


Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu > Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World
> Internet revolution and the government


Neal Stephenson > Quicksilver
> Historical fiction

Installation of Front Projector > JM&P Office


We recently installed a projector at our office, which displays a running slideshow of project images. Drive past the office at night to see a unique view of our work!

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