A.R. Building Company Begins Construction

Meriden, Connecticut (March 7, 2024)—Maugel DeStefano Architects, an award-winning architectural firm that shapes exceptional designs for multifamily, healthcare, labs, biotech, industrial, commercial, and custom residential homes across the Northeastern United States, today announced construction is underway at an energy-efficient, 42-unit multifamily community located at 105 Pomeroy Avenue in Meriden, Connecticut.

The project, led by A.R. Building Company, employs a thoughtful approach to scale and massing by featuring classic pitched roofs, brick, and clapboard siding, contrasted with clean rigid trim detailing. This interplay of materials offers a contemporary interpretation of a timeless architectural style, seamlessly integrating with the surrounding environment.

The market-rate apartment building is comprised of studios, one- and two-bedroom units flooded with natural light, modern features, and dedicated unit balconies overlooking the wooded site. Interior amenities include basement parking, EV ready spaces, storage, a large fitness area, and package/mail delivery zones.

Designed with a focus on cost-effective sustainability, the building surpasses the 2021 International Energy Code (IECC) requirements. The innovative approaches include all-electric systems, an enhanced building envelope, efficient HVAC systems, reduced lighting power, and roof-mounted solar panels.

“Maugel DeStefano Architects was dedicated to delivering cost-effective and sustainable solutions for A.R. Building. In response to the evolving energy codes, the team embraced innovative approaches to design and successfully addressed all challenges,” said Architect Jeremy Baldwin, multifamily studio lead at Maugel DeStefano Architects. “Our team provided energy-efficient, cost-effective design solutions, ensuring a product that is not only sustainable, but also economically viable for the owner. The changes in the 2021 IECC are instrumental in advancing energy-efficient design, and our design team remains at the forefront of sustainable architecture.”

Key project team members include BL Companies (civil), Wozny/Barber & Associates (MEP/FP), TF Moran (structural), and Hastings Consulting (code).


About Maugel DeStefano Architects

Founded in 1993, Maugel DeStefano Architects, which has designed over 250 million square feet of space across New England, shapes exceptional spaces and creates environments for innovation and growth for its clients. The firm specializes in a wide range of industries, including multifamily, healthcare, science and advanced technology, industrial, commercial, and custom residential. In 2023, the firm was named The Architecture Firm of the Year by Boston Real Estate Times and debuted on the Boston Business Journal’s list of Largest Architectural Firms. Maugel DeStefano Architects values long term partnerships with clients, many of whom choose the firm time and again to help them realize their vision. For more information visit maugel.com.



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