Svigals + Partners

Svigals + Partners, LLP was established in 1983 by Yale-trained sculptor and architect Barry Svigals. The firm began with a focus on residential design but grew into a full-service architecture and interiors firm serving corporate, institutional, government, and non-profit clients. The work of Barry Svigals was characterized by a whimsical incorporation of sculpture with grounded […]

John Paulding

John Paulding was a Chicago based sculptor who made a specialty of World War I memorials in bronze. Born in Ohio, Paulding went to Chicago to study at the Art Institute of Chicago. He created two distinctive World War I memorial prototypes, which he copyrighted. The most popular is the model created in 1920 called […]

José Buscaglia-Guillermety

Don José Buscaglia-Guillermety was born in 1938 in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents were Rafael Buscaglia, a prominent member in the Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, and Josefina Guillermety, a trained opera singer. Buscaglia graduated from high school in 1956 from the Sacred Heart Academy in Santurce before entering […]

Nelson Augustus Moore

Nelson Augustus Moore (1824-1902) was a painter and photographer born in Kensington, Connecticut.  About 1846, he wrote to Asher B. Durand, a founder of The Hudson River School of painting, seeking advice on becoming an artist. Durand recommended that Moore move to New York to study drawing under Thomas S. Cummings (1804-1894) and painting under […]

BLM 860 – Black Lives Matter 860

BLM 860 is a community activist group in Hartford, Connecticut that came together in July 2020 as part of the national response to the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. With the assistance of the City of Hartford, BLM 860 organized the painting of the Hartford Black […]

Vincent Stryeski

Vincent Stryeski is an architect who practices and resides in Avon, CT. From 2000 to 2009 he was Associate Director of Design with Kaestle Boos Associates of New Britain when they received the commission to design the West Hartford Veterans’ Memorial. Stryeski was the principal designer of that war memorial. He was trained at Kent […]

Benjamin Wistar Morris

Born in Portland, Oregon on October 25, 1870, Benjamin W. Morris studied to be an architect at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, Columbia University, and at the École des Beaux-Arts in France. He completed an apprenticeship with Carrère & Hastings in NYC during which time the firm won the competition to design the New York […]

Ithiel Town

Born in Thompson, Connecticut on October 3, 1784, Ithiel Town trained under the notable architect Asher Benjamin in Boston. Town gained attention for his work on churches in New Haven. He focused largely on engineering and in 1820 patented a wooden lattice bridge now known as a Town bridge. Some examples of Town bridges still […]
Ives, Portrait of Town, marble

Jacob Weidenmann

Landscape architect Jacob Weidenmann was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1829. He was educated as an engineer and architect at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Kunst) in Vienna, Austria. He worked in Munich, Paris, London, New York, Panama and Peru as a young man before settling in the United States in […]

Richard Michell Upjohn

Architect Richard M. Upjohn was born in England on March 7, 1828 one year before his father Richard Upjohn (1802-1878) emigrated with the family to the United States to pursue his career in architecture first in Boston and after 1839 in New York. Upjohn Senior was an influential Gothic Revival architect who had a thriving […]