Suss the Feasibility

Suss the Feasibility

                fea·si·bil·i·ty  fēzəˈbilədē/ noun the state or degree of being easily or conveniently done.   I spent a couple of hours on a recent weekend morning pulling at a thread of curiosity.  A friend who knows I am an architect mentioned to me that his friend had placed […]

This Gambrel is a Winter’s Dream of Spring

This Gambrel is a Winter’s Dream of Spring

A design project by Joseph Bergin Architect PC that was completed in drawings in the latter part of 2014 and commenced construction in August 2015 is showing good construction progress and demonstrating the fine talent of its builder, Lehto Design Build LLC.  Designed and constructed as a net-zero energy building, it is a participant in […]

April in Osterville

April in Osterville

My gratitude for your tolerance, as the frequency of my social media posts has ticked up recently.  Thank you for looking!  I really do appreciate it!  There’s a lot in construction this Spring and I’m eager to share it with my friends and colleagues.  In fact, another two projects break ground in the coming days… […]

Springtime Progress in Old Lyme, CT

Springtime Progress in Old Lyme, CT

This house is one of our many projects under construction right now that puts a gambrel roof line into the sky.  It is one of the larger houses, contributing seven gables to the gambrel tally.  At the end of a long and winding driveway, just about a quarter mile deep into an acreage of Connecticut woods,  it feels very […]

Winter Hardy Souls

Winter Hardy Souls

The builder of our project in Osterville, MA sent me photos the other day to show the gable walls standing at this roughly 3,500 square foot house that we designed and that he is right now building. It is another gambrel design, and the principal facade draws strongly from our project in Chatham, MA that was completed […]

Construction Progress in Old Lyme, CT

Construction Progress in Old Lyme, CT

I visited the building site of one of our current projects recently.  This is a new house being constructed in Old Lyme, deep into a wooded flag lot with good acreage and such elevation as to provide distant, uninterrupted views as far as the eye can see.  This site is at the very north edge of Old […]

Piano Nobile

Piano Nobile

. Construction of our mixed-use project in Guilford on the Historic Green continues towards completion.  I walked the job site recently with the building owner and a member of the Historic District Commission’s subcomittee and snapped this photo at an area of the project for which I feel a particular fondness.  It’s a pedestrian way between two buildings – our […]

A Collection of Gambrels

A Collection of Gambrels

Over the past several months, many gambrel roof gables have sprung from our “drawing boards”.  In fact one of our house projects, all on its own, contributes eight full gables to the count (it’s a good-sized house). The design of a gambrel roof involves the keeping of a ticklish balance.  Too narrow and it looks […]

House on Cape Cod 10/06/12

House on Cape Cod 10/06/12

Last summer I was very excited with a commission to design a new shingle style house on a half acre of land in the seaside town of Chatham, MA, bordering the pastoral links of the golf course at Chatham Bars Inn.  The design was inspired by the local vernacular, which is steeped in the “architecture […]

House on Cape Cod 4/29/12

House on Cape Cod 4/29/12

Some months have passed since we last shared construction progress at the house next to the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, MA.  Much progress has occurred since our last post about this project.  All the framing and sheathing is complete, all the windows installed, the flashings, the trim, the roof shingles and siding shingles…all installed.  It looks […]