Completion Year: 2016
Program: Adaptive re-use, accommodating retail and residential (235 apartments), including basement parking. 329,000 SF, Multi-Family Residence
Beinfield Project Team: Bruce Beinfield FAIA, James Wassell, Seelan Pather LEED, Vivie Lee LEED, Jessica Sansevera
General Contractor: Plumb House Inc.
Interior Designer: Carol Matyia Ross, Jessica Sansevera
Landscape Architect: Eric Rains Landscape Architecture LLC
Structural Engineer: Alliance Structural Engineers, Inc.
This former industrial brick building housed 135 years of manufacturing industries. Originally used for a steam laundry and textile dying plant, 1050 State Street became the Corsair Factory During World War II, producing airplane parts—specifically the 6-foot long propeller blades for the F4U Corsair, America’s most deployed aircraft at the time.
The Corsair design concept features an interior collection of commissioned artworks by predominantly New Haven-area artists, related to the site’s historical contributions and manufacturing glory days.
This conversion breathes new life into what was mostly an abandoned site. It preserves and honors the historic character of the neighborhood while innovating for the future, featuring original concrete moldings, upcycled gym flooring, and repurposed wooden beams.
Responsibly sourced materials and Craft details extend to modern and unexpected amenities, all
within walking distance to East Rock neighborhood center and Yale’s Graduate School; 1.2 miles from train station.