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Slate Upper School: Building with Purpose-Driven Innovation (Part Two)

February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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BuildGreenCT’s inaugural two-part event showcases a project that looks through the lenses of Passive House, Living Future, and WELL to achieve its project goals — a synergy that exemplifies BuildGreenCT.

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A site tour of the under-construction Slate Upper School. See the design, construction, collaborations, and innovations for yourself.


BuildGreenCT/CTPH/CTGBC Members*: $25 and early access until 2/14
Non-Members: $35

*Become a member to qualify for a discounted ticket: https://buildgreenct.org/membership/

For your discounted Member ticket:

Go to the ticketing pages by clicking the button below,
Click on the red “Get Tickets” button,
To reveal the member ticket type: In the “Promo Code” field, enter the code you received via email and click “Apply,”
Select your ticket(s) and proceed with checkout.
Starting on 2/14, the code field will be called “Promo Code” and you will be able to also purchase additional Non-member tickets at this time and proceed with checkout.

One discount ticket per individual membership, two discount tickets per company membership. Honor system, please!BuildGreenCT/CTPH/CTGBC MEMBER registration OPEN NOW! Follow directions above.

NON-MEMBER registration opens Wednesday, February 14th.

*** Limited space available *** This event will sell out ***

IF THIS PROGRAM IS FULL, please join the waitlist. It is likely spaces will open up closer to visit day.

If you are not able to attend, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR ORDER in advance so others may attend.

If you purchased multiple tickets on the same order and would like to partially cancel, please send us an email.


1 AIA LU (be sure it include your AIA# during checkout)
LEED/GBCI self-report

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1: How a nature-based school manages a diverse 40-acre living campus that includes forest, wetland and meadow habitats, courtyards, gardens and playscapes with the same emphasis on health, non-toxicity, and environmental stewardship exemplified by the buildings.

Learning Objective 2: Witness how the components of a high performance building envelope- foundation, facade, roof- come together to address thermal bridging and insulation continuity, minimal air infiltration, smart water and vapor management, and windows.

Learning Objective 3: How designers have more options to select Red-List Free, low-emitting, and/or low-embodied carbon materials than ever before to suit a variety of operational and functional needs- envelope, flooring, coatings, acoustics.

Learning Objective 4: How the principles of IAQ, thermal and acoustical comfort, water filtration, daylighting and biophilia which are critical to the Slate Lower School’s unique-for-New England design and construction are evolved and scaled into the Upper School.



This is an active construction site. Dress accordingly and bring a hard hat and high visibility vest or jacket (limited quantities available on site). You will be asked to sign a waiver when you arrive.


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Meet Your Presenters:

Paulo Campos AIA, NOMA
Principal, Patriquin Architects

Paolo Campos combines advanced modeling and rendering skills with innovative design ideas and solid construction detailing throughout the firm’s projects. Adept at effective project management and design leadership, he has progressed to become an integral part of the firm’s strategic planning.

Prior to joining Patriquin Architects, Paolo worked with Centerbrook Architects for 10 years, collaborating on the design of numerous Higher Education and Commercial projects.

Paolo received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Architecture at Yale University. Paolo is licensed in the state of Connecticut, is NCARB certified, and is a member of NOMA, USGBC and AIA CT where he serves as Co-Chair on the Building Performance and Regulations Committee.

Karin Patriquin AIA, LEED AP, CPHC®, Fitwel
President; Patriquin Architects

As firm principal, Karin Patriquin directs the firm’s overall strategies and leads the design effort of all projects in the office. Strongly believing in the power of excellent design, she strives to bring innovation and sustainability to all the firm’s projects.

Prior to founding Patriquin Architects, Karin worked with Pelli Clarke Pelli (New Haven) on large institutional and mixed-use projects; and with HLW International (New York) on various corporate and institutional projects.

Karin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and McGill University, with advanced studies at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and McGill’s School of Management. She is licensed in the states of Connecticut and New York and has NCARB certification. She is a member of AIA, is a LEED Accredited professional (USGBC), a Fitwell Ambassador, a Certified Passive House Consultant, and chair of the Design Review Committee in Guilford, CT.

Gabrielle O’Grady, M.S., CPHT

475 Product Consultant; 475 High Performance Building Supply

Gabrielle is a CPHT and a LEED Green Associate. Her passion for craftsmanship began early as her parents and Austrian-trained cabinetmaker Opa built her family home in Wisconsin. Gabrielle received her B.S. in Physiology, Neurobiology, and Chemistry in 2011 and worked in the medical field in MA, NYC, and CO before returning for a M.S. in Sustainability in the Urban Environment with a focus on Architecture, to study building science, green building design, healthy materials, and how they relate to human health. Gabrielle worked for 3 years in retro-commissioning commercial buildings before joining the 475 team.

Co-hosted by 475 High Performance Building Supply

Presented by Patriquin Architects


Slate House
124 Mansfield Road
North Haven, CT 06473 United States
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