We have lurched into being! It’s Alive! The Armory Community Advisory Committee met on Wednesday 21 February and we had a very productive conversations. Arts Paper reporter Lucy Gellman was there and covered the event. Our next meeting is Wednesday 28 March, 6.30 pm.
Excited to share these photos by Stephanie Anestis, originally commissioned by Artspace, Inc, for City-Wide Open Studios with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Office of the Arts. They came out great and really help describe our exhibit during Armory Weekend.
In what part of New Haven is the Goffe Street Armory located? What are the neighboring land-uses around the Armory property? How might the existing fabric of institutions, businesses, and open spaces in the area inform how to plan for and envision the Armory’s future? How might reviving the Goffe Street Armory building impact changes … Continue reading New Haven Urban Diagram
Meadow Street Armory postcards from the Marianne Mazan Estate Sale at 613 Chapel Street on Saturday November 4, 2017 Please feel free to contribute your own thoughts on the urban context of the Goffe Street Armory in the comment section below, and subscribe to the Excavating the Armory email list for updates on this project … Continue reading The Meadow Street Armory and the City Beautiful
A weekend visit to Providence, Rhode Island, for a symposium on “Site and Stories: Mapping a Preservation Ecosystem,” could not go by without a visit to the Cranston Street Armory. A massive and beautiful structure, a pile of tan bricks, built in 1907 for $650,000 designed with a sequence of crenellated turrets. It makes quite … Continue reading Field Visit: Providence Armory
By Day 2, the Armory Futures Canvas was starting to fill up. It was an open, unedited, anonymous (mostly), and shared space made from paper and sharpies. There will be a lot more information to analyze from the Futures Canvas, and we intend to transcribe all of the ideas represented here.
If you click on the image above, you should be able to zoom-in enough to read the Social History board we prepared for Excavating the Armory. Over the weekend, a number of contributions were made to this timeline as the post-it notes collected on the board. We will soon be documenting and sharing these pieces … Continue reading Social History
Our model was a hit with kids, who enjoyed making and arranging small dioramas that represented new programs and activities that could be inserted into the spaces of the Armory. The model was built in the Urban Research & Representation seminar at Yale School of Architecture. A group effort to design and build the model … Continue reading Modeling the Armory
The New Haven Armory on Goffe Street is part of a network of similar buildings across the State, each with its own study. We present a quick survey of a few of these buildings produced by Jincy Kunnatharayil, Yale Architecture student.