ARC Press Coverage


Arts Awards Celebrate ‘Creative Ecosystem,’” by Brian Slattery, New Haven Independent,  December 4, 2017

With ARC, Students Get Their Architecture On,” by Lucy Gellman, The Arts Paper, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, November 29, 2017


“Duffy third-grade students create a 250-inch community mural,” The West Hartford Press,  May 2, 2013


“Finding play at the workshop,” (Build-it Disc Workshop, Envisionfest Hartford), Hartford Courant,  September 30, 2012

2012 “West Hartford teacher puts CT in spotlight, Taylor one of 38 nationally to earn prestigious teaching award,” The West Hartford Press, July 26, 2012


“Young architects build neighborhoods indoors,” by Abigail Albair, Editor, West Hartford Town News, April 21, 2011 (ARC Design Connections: My Neighborhood)

2011 “Fifth-grade architects at Duffy Elementary,” West Hartford News, April 14, 2011 (ARC Design Connections: My Neighborhood)


“City kids get to enjoy nature in Durham,” by Elizabeth Benton, New Haven Register, August 17, 2009


“Artist-in-residence helps EW students design dorm rooms,” by Kory Loucks, Journal Inquirer, May 23, 2008


“Hartford’s History Inspires Creativity: Teachers Trained to Use Unique Resources,” by Dalila-Johari Paul, The Hartford Courant, August 16, 2004


“Connecticut’s Architecture Resource Center Wins Institute Honors,” AIA Architect, Vol. 3, February 1997


Stratfield School Box City photos/Mark Conrad, Fairfield Citizen-News, June 14, 1996


“There’s tomorrow for city built in [a] day,” by Robyn Adams, Waterbury Republican-American, June 12, 1994

Pequot Library Box City photos/David Gunn, Fairfield Citizen-News, April 29, 1994

“Box City project expands pupils’ awareness,” by Tracie Mauriello, The Herald,  March 24, 1994

“Boxes build dream: Tykes learn architecture,” by Meredith Guinness, Connecticut Post, March 14, 1994

“Be an ARChitect or a Day at Pequot,” Fairfield Citizen-News, March 4, 1994 (box city)

“Science Meets Art at First Night,” Excellence Within Reach, Volume 2, Issue 2, Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science & Technology, Winter 1994

“Ideas for G. Fox building: form bungee site to zoo,” by Adam Cahill, The Hartford Courant, January 28, 1994

“Wide Variety of Student Art Work is on Display,” by, about the arts, West Hartford Advocates for Arts Education, West Hartford News, January 13, 1994

“Young Architects Lend Ideas to Hartford: Local High School Students Design Renovation of Downtown District Building,” by Keith Goralski, Canton News, January 6, 1994

“Students Share Their Vision of Hartford’s Future in Project,” by Donna Brent, Rocky Hill Post,  January 7, 1994


“Creating a Vision of What Hartford Might Be,” by Donna Brent, Newington Town Crier, December 17, 1993

1993 “For imaginative young architects, the sky’s the limit on building ideas,” by Chris Sheridan, The Hartford Courant, December 16, 1993

1993 “Fourth-graders create vision of new life in G. Fox building,” by Van-Alden Ferguson, The Hartford Courant, December 17, 1993

1993 “Program draws on children: Third-graders work creatively with architects,” by Chris Sheridan, The Hartford Courant, December 4, 1993

1993 “Challenging youths to revive downtown Hartford,” Outreach, The American Institute of Architects,  December 1993

1993 “Students challenged to revive G. Fox site: Program seeks to better city life,” by Mike Swift, The Hartford Courant, October 26, 1993

1993 “3 groups propose ideas for G. Fox,” by Mike Swift, The Hartford Courant, April 30, 1993

1993 “Students Answer the Call to be Visionary Artists,” by Donna Brent, West Hartford News,  April 8, 1993

1993 “Saehrig Coordinates First Night Mural Project,” by Donna Brent, Rocky Hill Post,  February 5, 1993

1993 “Spreading Awareness in Connecticut,” Outreach: The American Institute of Architects, February 1993

1993 “Students draft hartford’s future,” by Melissa Miller, The Herald: Newington, January 25, 19993

1993 “RHHS art classes show vision on river plan,” by Melissa Miller, The Herald: Rocky Hill, January 25, 19993

1993 :Local Students Take on the City: Aspiring Architects Propose an Aquarium for Downtown Hartford,” by Kristine A. Harger, Canton News, January 21, 1993

1993 “Students Take Part in Visonary Artist Program,” by Kristine A. Harger, Simsbury News, January 14, 1993

1993 “Students Bring Vision of Hartford to life,” by Donna Brent, Rocky Hill Post, January 8, 1993

1993 “High School Students Design Riverfront Project,” by Jennifer Avery, Bloomfield Journal, January 1, 1993

1993 “real estate: Students’ Plans of Hartford’s Revitalization to be Premiered at New Year’s Exhibit,” Northend Agents Newspaper, January 1, 1993

1993 caption: Maureen Connolly, event manager, First Night Hartford ’92 accepts the Special Creativity Award…, Greater Hartford Business Review, January 1993


“City Ready to Celebrate First Night Hartford 1993,” The Hartford News, December 30, 1992 – January 6, 1993

“Children design look for Hartford of the future,” by Rick Green, The Hartford Courant, December 29, 1992

“E. Green Students Create Design for Riverfront,” by Susan Danseyar Pachter, Newington Town Crier, December 26, 1992

“Unveiling planned for riverfront visions,” The Hartford Courant, December 24, 1992

ARTS Watch, by Janet Reynolds, The Hartford Advocate, December 24, 1992

“Students Develop Visionary Plans for Hartford’s Riverfront,” by Maura Gold, The Hartford News, December 23-30, 1992

“80-foot vision of the city taking shape for First Night,” by Mike Swift, The Hartford Courant, December 20, 1992

“6th-graders have vision for Hartford Riverfront,” by Hillary A. Jackson, Journal Inquirer, December 18,1992

“Young Designers,” In the Schools, West Hartford News, December 3, 1992

“They’re Making it Happen,” archiNEWS, The Center for Understanding the Built Environment, December 1992

Photo: Naylor School students with architect, Hartford Advocate, October 22-28, 1992

“Downtown Council Wins Creativity Prize [for Architectural Awareness Happening],” from International Downtown Association, The Hartford Courant, October 22, 1992

“Youngsters see up, down sides of Hartford,” by Blanca M. Quiltanilla, The Hartford Courant, October 16, 1992

“Designing the World Around Us–A Call to Children and Adults,” by Jyll Kashmann, The Hartford News, July 29 - August 5, 1992

“Students’ Architectural Plans Featured on First Night,” CSA|AIA News, January/February 1992


“From the brains of babes, a new downtown Hartford?” by Michael J. Crosbie, The Hartford Courant, December 29, 1991

“Students build bright future in architecture,” by Shawn Manhiney, Norwich Bulletin, December 20, 1991

“Students’ design for Hartford: a park under glass,” by Linda B. Hirsch, The Hartford Courant, December 19, 1991

“Students’ visions for Hartford focus of ‘First Night’ exhibit,” The Hartford Courant, December 1992

“West Hill students pool imagination in architectural design contest,” by Geryl Rose, The Herald: Rocky Hill, December 16, 1991

“The City Becomes a Stage: Theme of Hartford’s First Night,” CSA|AIA News, November/December 1991