Greenbuild 2018

11/20/18: Greenbuild Chicago seemed to this New Yorker to be a tale of two cities.  The ‘Second City’ hosted this year’s international conference that is the largest grouping of individuals and committed to sustainability in the world.  While the number of attendees and expo seemed smaller than previous years, there was no reduction in the number…
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New York State School Boards Association Expo

10/25/18: Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) was proud to be one of the vendors at the 99th Annual New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA) convention for the 13th year. NYSSBA and the convention they hold allow for great opportunities to learn, grow and connect with like-minded individuals and groups. Following this year’s theme of…
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New York State School Facilities Association Expo

9/30/18: Michael Shilale Architects, LLP had the pleasure to attend the New York State School Facilities Association (NYSSFA) Conference and Expo in Saratoga Springs recently.    We loved sharing some of our successful and creative Green Ideas with the dozens of School Directors of Facilities who stopped by our booth. This year was special for us…
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Winner of Our $200 Amazon Gift Card!

06/20/18: In February of 2018, Michael Shilale Architects, LLP launched their new and improved website, showcasing our many projects and services. At our launch, we asked the recipients of our emails to send in feedback for a chance to be entered to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card. Although we got a lot of great…
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A Glimpse at the Modular Process

06/15/18: Recently, Michael Shilale Architects, LLP invited staff and clients considering modular construction to watch as a new piece of modular building was being assembled at the Jesse Kaplan school site.

This "floor-less" modular building is different from most. They have no "floor" and so are designed to sit on a concrete slab, eliminating the need for a crawl space. The individual parts are built off site and transported on trucks to the construction site. From there, pieces are lifted by a crane and gently placed down where workers will weld the sections together.