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Now that the new year is upon us, TO Design, LLC looks back on some of our most treasured moments of 2016. Thank you for sharing these projects and events with us. May 2017 bring joy, peace, and happiness to you and your entire family. Happy New Year!
TO Design Shines a Spotlight on Homelessness
In support of the Friendship Service Center (FSC) of New Britain, TO Design lit thirty (30) luminary bags outside our office last night, December 21st – the longest night of the year. FSC marks this milestone to memorialize those who are homeless and have passed away during 2016. The luminaries are meant to call attention to the issue of homelessness. Much of our business is devoted towards providing quality housing to Connecticut residents of all social and economic backgrounds. Our work ranges from the rehabilitation and restoration of existing communities, to the implementation of new strategies for affordable housing. Currently, we are working with FSC on a supportive housing project at 180 North Street in New Britain.
It was our pleasure to support the Friends of the Friendship Service Center's "Be the Light on the Longest Night" campaign, shining a spotlight on this important issue. Our donation will assist those living at FSC’s shelter.
Check out pictures of our Luminary Bag display.
TO Design Gives Back
No job is too big or too small when it comes to serving those in need. On Tuesday, the TO Design team, in conjunction with Hands on Hartford, did their part to serve a delicious community meal to approximately 80 patrons at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. From preparing the feast, to hand delivering the meal to each person, to washing dishes, to serving seconds, we did it all!
Grand Opening of Marcus Garvey Place
On Friday, TO Design Principal Phil Barlow attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly completed Marcus Garvey Place. Appropriately named for this prominent national hero, this park is located on the corner of Granby and Cornwall Streets in the Blue Hills Neighborhood of Hartford and symbolizes a bright light in the community. At the dedication ceremony, Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey, spoke of his father's legacy and what the opening of the park symbolizes for the community. TO Design is proud to have designed such a significant park in Hartford.
Check out pictures of the ribbon cutting ceremony of Marcus Garvey Place.
TO Design Visits SWIFT Factory
On Thursday, TO Design visiting the historic SWIFT Factory in Hartford to tour the factory and grounds. Led by Patrick McKenna of Community Solutions, we were guided on the remarkable journey of this once thriving gold leaf factory. Plans are underway to revive this historic site into a community asset providing jobs, a community food center and health services to area residents. TO Design is proud to be part of the team providing site design services.
Check out pictures of our SWIFT Factory Tour.
TO Design Takes to the Road
On Wednesday, Phil, Mark, Jon, and Tharyn explored Boston to experience the latest in park and play environment design. They visited the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) exhibit "Extraordinary Playscapes" at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC).
New Housing Development Approved
Thanks to the efforts of the entire project team, Liberty Place, a new 21-unit affordable living complex was approved last night by the Town of Clinton P&Z Commission. (TO Design, LLC, Paul B. Bailey Architects, Brad Schide, LLC development consultant, Civil 1, REMA Ecological Services, LLC, KWH Enterprise, LLC traffic engineers, and HMR&S, LLC attorneys.)
TO Design Plants a Tree
As a local New Britain business who focuses on the landscape and environment, we donated and planted a tree today on the west side of our office at 114 West Main Street (the Old Post Office Plaza). As landscape architects, we planted in observance of Arbor Day and in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted (the father of landscape architecture and designer of Walnut Hill Park).
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin celebrated the grand opening of affordable housing at Liberty Gardens.
Holiday Party Fun
2015 TO Design, LLC Holiday Party Luncheon at Max's Downtown. A great time was had by all! Lots of laughs, delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere shared with great people. Looking forward to 2016!!