Citizen Cider! The folks at Citizen Cider will tell you that they "literally can't make the stuff fast enough." Happily, we are working with them on the design of a new tour-worthy production facility off of Flynn Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. The project will have integrated community spaces, a restaurant/ tasting room, and a farmers’ market. Construction is under way for the first phase. Here are some of our concept sketches.
Saint Catherine of Siena Church, established in 1895 in the heart of Shelburne, remains “a little church with a big heart.”
Sensitive to this project is the replacement of the well-loved and abundantly used original parish hall, home to many memories and dedicated parishioners. Site and building improvements provide universal access to a central gathering space linking the church with the new parish hall and offices. SAS Architects has been working with the parish to develop a design that honors the original Church architecture and nave, while expanding the sanctuary with the addition of transepts. The town has granted a permit to proceed.
The exterior renovation underway at UVM’s historic Torrey Hall suffered a major setback when the roof caught fire on August 3, 2017. The main building suffered serious roof and interior water damage. Thanks to the Burlington Fire Department and some recently purchased storage cabinets, the majority of the priceless Pringle Herbarium and Zadock Thompson animal collections, housed in the building, was not damaged by the fire. After a couple weeks of clean out and abatement, the scheduled masonry and window restoration, exterior painting, and roofing at the east building resumed, while the design for rebuilding the main roof and interior renovation is underway. Once located on the UVM green, Torrey Hall was built in 1862, moved to its current location in 1895, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Wheeler Barn renovation is underway as of September 2017. This secondary structure to the Wheeler House (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) was built in 1842 and will undergo structural and egress upgrades as well as exterior restoration including siding, trim, windows, and foundation repointing.
July 12, 2017, SAS Architects joined Vermont Governor Phil Scott, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, Adjunct General, representatives from Senator Bernie Sanders’ and Representative Peter Welch’s offices, and Spates Construction at a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new vehicle maintenance facility for the Vermont Army National Guard. The project is projected to earn LEED Silver Certification.
Construction is about to begin for the Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) Squadron Operations Building. SAS Architects has been working with VTANG to renovate the 33,000 SF building to improve efficiency, operational work flow, and provide energy efficient building systems. The renovations will improve the overall current mission Base and Squadron Operations functions and incorporate new mission requirements. Featured improvements include a flight line terrace, improved accessible entry, and a new 100 person auditorium that will serve as a briefing room for VTANG missions.
The Nicholson House at The University of Vermont received a 2017 Preservation Burlington Award in the Institutional Category this past February at their annual awards night. Each year, Preservation Burlington recognizes historic buildings that represent outstanding efforts in preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or reconstruction. In doing so, this program seeks to promote continued efforts in heritage preservation as well as highlight its benefits.
Check out some before and after pictures below.
Learn more about the project here: Nicholson House
Efficiency Vermont’s top award for a major renovation of a commercial building has been awarded to Middlebury College's President’s House at 3 South Street. The "Honor Award" was presented at Efficiency Vermont's Better Buildings by Design Conference in February 2017. The award recognizes the energy efficiency measures incorporated into the project's design. Originally built in 1854, some of the renovations featured the installation of geothermal wells for heating and cooling, a rooftop solar array, high-efficiency lighting and mechanical systems, and insulated windows and doors. The project received LEED Platinum certification in 2016.
Additionally, The Vermont Green Building Network has recognized the project with a "Going Green Commercial Building Award" for having a demonstrated energy performance using 30% of the energy used by the average commercial building in New England.
Read more about the project here: Residence - Middlebury College
SAS Architects has been working with the State of Vermont since December 2016 to envision the future of the Vermont Supreme Court and the adjoining Pavilion Building. The project involved comprehensive documentation of the existing building using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and served as a pilot project for the State's transition to BIM. See some images of the work below.