Green Innovations

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Patchwork Collective

Patchwork Collective has an economic, social and environmental vision for the construction/ deconstruction of buildings in Central New York. Based at The Tech Garden incubator in Syracuse, NY, Patchwork specializes in the site-specific design of components from deconstructed buildings to either be used in the revitalization of decaying buildings or in the construction of new ones. Patchwork’s services offer a solution to both recycling building materials as well as the revitalization of run down urban areas. Aside from designing, Patchwork collective offers services to virtually everyone involved in the lifecycle of a building (owners, contractors, suppliers and architects) to seamlessly fit reused building components into the process.

Although Patchwork Collective is still in the process of business plan development, they are on track to become a non-profit social enterprise and have already been working on some very interesting projects, ranging from the fabrication of bike racks from Onondaga County’s plentiful supply of used radiators to a fa├žade renovation project in N. Syracuse.

Patchwork Collective is the brainchild of three Syracuse University Students, Cameron Lassiter, Jimmy Brunner and Paulina Kernacova.

For more information about Patchwork Collective visit their website at or follow them on twitter at

(pictured above is Cameron Lassiter)