Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The non-profit organization who's mission statement is to "provide temporary housing, warm meals, and related services to those in need" is in the process of site plan approval for the construction of two “Family Units” on their property located at 123 Quinnipiac Street. These new townhouse style units will be used by the non-profit organization to help single mothers get back on their feet by offering a cost effective housing option.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The first article found here: River Street talks about the City of New Haven's push to clean up and develop an area of the City. We believe the author, Jeremy Lunt, has done a very fine job describing the process and some of the hurdles that are still ahead for truly getting this area moving forward. Having been involved with the Colony Hardware project, we are familiar with both the potential and the issues regarding the area. What is more interesting are the various comments from the readers and their take on the process and what the City has done and is doing to promote the area.
Friday, May 21, 2010
In an effort to promote this new service, Juliano Associates, LLC is offering all of our clients 10% off any new work if they pay using a credit or debit card. Additionally, any clients with outstanding balances can save 5% if they contact our office and pay their outstanding balance using their credit or debit card before July 1st!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
In warm appreciation of our associations during this past year, and with great expectancy of what the new year will bring, we extend our very best wishes to you and yours for a very happy, safe, and peaceful holiday season.
From all of us at,
Juliano Associates, LLC
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Born in Casablanca, Morocco to a French military family, Jeanne-Claude met Christo in October 1958 in Paris when he was commissioned to paint a portrait of her mother. They were married soon after.
Jeanne-Claude and Christo created numerous environmental art projects together. One of their most notable works is “The Gates” in New York City’s Central Park. Their work has been visually impressive, often-times controversial, and always ephemeral. “Do you know that I don’t have any artworks that exist? They all go away when they’re finished. Only the preparatory drawings and collages are left, giving my works an almost legendary character. I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone that to create things that will remain,” said Christo. But, they have repeatedly contended that their work never meant anything more than the immediate aesthetic. According to Jeanne-Claude, “Our art has absolutely no purpose, except to be a work of art. We do not give messages.”
A statement on the couple’s website explains that although Christo is deeply saddened by the passing of his wife, partner and collaborator, he is committed to honoring the promise they made to each other many years ago: The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue.
Christo is dedicated to completing their current works in progress: Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates, as Jeanne-Claude would wish.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Making buildings more energy efficient and sustainable helps protect the environment, reduces operating expenses, and improves human comfort. But, just as important is the landscape that surrounds the building.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative defines sustainability as it relates to the landscape as, “Design, construction, operations, and maintenance practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Expanding on that definition, sustainable landscapes are stable and productive ecosystems that conserve the physical and biological processes occurring within those environments. These ecosystems, when functioning properly, not only provide humans with the basics for survival—food, water, air, plant materials, etc.—but also with intangible benefits that promote our health and well-being through our interactions with nature.
Any landscape, whether it is a large subdivision, a park, a commercial property, or a single home, has the potential to provide some or all of these benefits and, therefore, holds inherent value. When we perceive landscapes as being valuable to our well-being, we are motivated to protect and care for them in a way that ensures their viability not only for the short term but well into the future.
Design and construction of sustainable landscapes includes strategies in five key areas: soils, vegetation, hydrology, materials, and human health and well-being. The following are some of the strategies that can be incorporated into any existing landscape to increase its level of sustainability and, therefore, its overall value.
- Use native plants
- Preserve and restore soils
- Put the right plant in the right place
- Avoid invasive plants
- Limit high-maintenance lawn areas
- Use plants with long life spans
- Provide opportunities for outdoor physical, mental, and social interaction
- Promote diversity within landscape plantings
- Conserve building energy usage with plants
- Reduce runoff, retain stormwater on site
- Capture rainwater for reuse
- Preserve and restore native wildlife habitat
- Use least-toxic/organic methods for maintenance
- Conserve energy and water usage for landscape maintenance
- Recycle organic matter by composting
- Reduce water usage