Construction Underway at Darien Y

DARIEN, CT – Throughout several years of careful research and planning, JGRA has worked with the Darien Y to develop a design that addresses the Y’s need for an expanded and updated facility, and construction of a new addition is now underway. The project includes a gymnastics addition and new nursery school, as well renovations to the lobby and…

Rolling Hills Country Club Celebrates Opening of Renovated Clubhouse

WILTON, CT – Rolling Hills Country Club celebrated a new beginning with the opening of its renovated clubhouse this October. An official ribbon cutting ceremony marked the culmination of a three-year effort guided by JGRA to enhance the appeal of this neighborhood landmark. Originally built in the 1960’s, the clubhouse had since become worn and dated. A comprehensive renovation and…

JGRA Participates in National Design Week’s Teen Design Fair

NEW YORK, NY – The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum invited high school students throughout the United States to the Times Center in Manhattan to learn about careers in design. Thirty professionals in the fields of architecture, interior design, fashion, multimedia, product, and graphic design were likewise invited to share their experiences and answer student questions. Ransolina Sawyerr, LEED AP,…

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James Rogers: Spin On For particle physicists and Zen masters, all things merge into one. For James G. Rogers, an architect from Darien, the same happens when he is at the seat of his lathe, turning rough hunks of wood into smooth, symmetric art… or maybe into bowls. Rogers was born in Washington, D.C., moved to Pound Ridge, N.Y., as a boy and then…

Ellen Glenn Golden: The Artist’s Eye

Ellen Glenn Golden, an architect from Greenwich, grew up in the Midwest, the daughter of an oilman. The family moved around from Oklahoma to California, and from Houston to Denver to Calgary … all before Golden was in college. “Growing up I always enjoyed the outdoors,” said Golden. “I wasn’t sure if I’d be going into something to do…