Svigals + Partners, a full-service architectural design and master planning firm, is reviving the use of figurative art in architecture. Established in 1983, the firm is known for its original, imaginative integration of planning, design, sculpture and artwork. Svigals offers services including master planning, programming, design and construction administration. The firm specializes in education, laboratory/research and corporate environments. Svigals is committed to sustainable design with our team of LEED professionals.
YouRenew.com provides individuals, households and all types of organizations a simple way to get paid to properly reuse and recycle their used consumer electronics. Through YouRenew’s individual and bulk renewal services available at www.YouRenew.com, the Company is able to extend the life cycle of significant volumes of electronic devices, helping their customers go green and get green in the process.
Dream Staffing connects our clients with the high quality developers needed to build innovative software. Our developers support national and local companies on a range of technologies including: Ruby on Rails, PHP and Java. We balance a client's unique needs and support their core tech team. Recently Dream Staffing partnered with New Haven-based SeeClickFix to build and launch their successful iPhone application.
SARGENT Manufacturing Company moved to New Haven in 1864 and remains at the center of life-safety and security innovation for door hardware. Acquired by ASSA ABLOY in 1996, SARGENT is the company's center of excellence for electro-mechanical research and development for locks, panic bars and other hardware. Once a maker of 60,000 different products, SARGENT today focuses on commercial door opening solutions.
Something Sweet has a new recipe for success in the bakery business. A private-label baker, it provides grocers the specialty products they want. Opened in New Haven in 1997, Something Sweet serves retailers from Maine to Florida. A key ingredient to its growth has been flexibility. It makes 140 different varieties of cream pies, fruit pies, merengues, cakes, brownies and specialty items
Optherion is a biotechnology company developing disease-modifying therapeutics targeting diseases of the immune system. The primary diseases of focus include age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and a couple of rare renal diseases (atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome & dense deposit disease). AMD affects roughly 50 million people world-wide and is the #1 cause of blindness in the developed world. The renal diseases, while rare (each with roughly 10,000 sufferers in the world), can be devastating."
SeeClickFix helps to mobilize citizens to solve problems in neighborhoods across the U.S. The New Haven start-up developed an interactive content Web site that gives neighborhood residents a powerful new voice, allowing them to identify issues and rally for change and improvements in their neighborhoods – all online. Residents can identify specific problems, ask neighbors to weigh in on the issue and monitor progress.
In 2000, New Haven students developed a way to automate student financial aid distributions while complying with banking regulations. That gave students more access and cut costs for schools. Today, Higher One serves college students nationwide. New Haven's location between New York City and Boston has helped the company recruit talent – one reason why Higher One was listed on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list in 2009.
Pickard Chilton has designed award-winning projects including corporate headquarters, high-rise towers, mixed-use complexes, healthcare facilities and academic centers internationally including projects in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Sacramento, Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah. The firm has built a global reputation for designing sustainable and distinctive modern buildings with a focus on creating people-oriented spaces.
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects began in 1977, when Cesar Pelli became Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. The firm’s work can be seen worldwide, from New York’s World Financial Center to Hong Kong’s International Finance Centre. The firm’s best-known example may be Malaysia’s Petronas Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers. PCPA attracts designers from around the world and has inspired many New Haven architects.
With projects across the US and abroad, Newman Architects describes New Haven as “an inspiration, laboratory and model … an important guide to what works, what does not work, and what might yet work in architecture, in urban design, and in human affairs.” Newman Architects was the architect for many notable New Haven projects on the Yale University campus, the Audubon Arts neighborhood, and the Conte and Troup public schools.
Haskins Laboratories has been based in New Haven since 1970. The organization is a private, non-profit research institute primarily focused on speech, language and reading. Haskins is engaged in research and technological developments related to understanding and improving human communication and cognition. The Haskins Literacy Initiative applies the biology of learning to classroom settings
Ikonisys, established in New Haven in 1999, is transforming diagnostic medicine by enabling early, accurate and non-invasive disease detection. The Company develops and commercializes diagnostic tests that are based on its revolutionary CellOptics® platform, a combination of proprietary hardware, software and reagents, specifically designed to enable commercially viable, fully automated rare-cell based tests. Its FDA cleared systems are used by hospitals and diagnostic labs nationwide, and it has recently released its first rare-cell based test, oncoFISH cervical through its CAP-accredited in-house laboratory
When Air France Flight 358 crashed in 2005, fabric made by Uretek Inc. – used in the plane’s evacuation slides – allowed all 309 passengers and crew members to escape without serious injury. The New Haven company is a global leader in polyurethane coated fabrics and composites. Its customers include defense, aerospace, healthcare and recreation companies. Its solutions can be found in everything from flame retardant clothes to blimps.
Hummel Bros. Quality Meat Products has been a New Haven landmark since 1933, when brothers Robert and William Hummel borrowed $1,000 to buy an old sausage company on Congress Avenue. Today, the company makes hot dogs, sausages, cold cuts, spiral-cut hams, corned beef, pastrami and other products. While its products are easily available at retail throughout the Northeast, its reputation has spread across the nation.
Vespoli USA built its state-of-the-art plant to build racing shells in 1986. Founder Mike Vespoli, who started rowing as a team walk-on at Georgetown University, has dedicated his life to better, faster boats. Vespoli was the first to combine naval architecture and hydrodynamics expertise to design a revolutionary shell. The resulting Vespoli boats have won countless gold, silver and bronze medals in rowing competitions worldwide.