JGRA designs 10,000 s/f squash center; Seeks LEED cert.

Scarborough, NY – Sleepy Hollow Country Club, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, now has another reason to celebrate—a new squash center. The club’s former, 72-year-old and outdated squash building was demolished to make way for a new 10,000 s/f facility that houses three new singles courts and one doubles court. The regulation size courts…

St Luke’s School Embraces New Commons

NEW CANAAN, CT – St Luke’s School welcomed the 2011-2012 school year with the opening of its new Commons. The 14,000 sf renovation enclosed an exterior courtyard, revitalized the school’s cafeteria and created a central community gathering space. JGRA’s design of the project also incorporates improved food service facilities and a newly implemented Center for…

Architect/Engineer Cycling Team Rides For A Cure

WESTPORT, CT – Representatives from James G. Rogers Architects of South Norwalk and The Di Salvo Ericson Group of Ridgefield collaborated to ride “Down to the Sound,” a 30-mile bike race through Sherwood Island and Westport, CT. All members of “Ann’s Riders,” as the team of volunteers was called, successfully completed the tour and collectively…

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…

Stamford YMCA Reopens with Renovated Lobby

STAMFORD, CT – After closing its entrance on Washington Street in October 2007, the Stamford YMCA celebrated the opening of its Bell Street Entrance his spring with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Politicians, executives, and employees were present to participate in this event. The ceremony marked a new era for the downtown Stamford landmark. The new lobby is the first milestone…

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,…

Greenwich Academy Middle School Earns LEED for Schools Silver Rating

GREENWICH, CT – The Greenwich Academy Middle School has been awarded LEED Silver certification under the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Schools program. A team from James G. Rogers Architects, formerly the Connecticut office of Butler Rogers Baskett Architects, led the design effort in renovating the school. The building became the first in…

Ryan Doran, Fairfield County Business Journal

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…