Towers | Golde Landscape Architects and Site Planners



New Haven, Connecticut

The Ninth Square L.P.


Newman Architects

Smith-Edwards, Architects









AIA Honor Award for Urban Design

AIA Connecticut Design Award

CT Trust for Historic Preservation

  Preservation Award

The renewal of this National Historic District, the “ninth square” of New Haven’s 350 year old urban grid plan was conceived as the key to the reinvention of downtown New Haven as a 24 hour arts and entertainment center.   The project involved the rehabilitation of virtually all the historic four- to six-story buildings and the construction of new structures on existing vacant lots, all integrating retail on the ground floors with housing above.  More than half the units were reserved for low- to moderate-income tenants.


Towers|Golde assisted in the development of the design guidelines for all the refurbished public streetscapes and provided full professional services for the design of the private interstitial passages and new entry courtyards.

85 WILLOW ST NEW HAVEN CT 06511  203 773 1153

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