News coverage from the Putnam Block Redevelopment groundbreaking celebration in Bennington on August 7. Governor Phil Scott, Congressman Peter Welch, and others commended the Bennington community effort and stamina to bring what is now confirmed as the largest rural community/economic development project in the state at this time.
S&A Architectural Designer and Accredited CNU member, Nikki Perry enjoyed a week at CNU 27.Louisville. In addition to interesting and educational sessions on transect oriented development, inclusive healthy places, and improving the public realm with place making, she spent time taking in the sites of Louisville and networked with other professionals eager to learn more about the New Urbanism movement. Nikki found Louisville to be a great example of a walkable city blending old and new urbanist communities.
S&A is seeking an energetic, licensed architect to join our growing team at our Brattleboro, Vermont office. This full time position will research, design, and lead the construction documents preparation that comply with applicable building codes, building practices, and standards.
S&A staff invites you to join them at the Annual Downtown & Historic Preservation Conference on June 5th. Stop by our table and say ‘hello’. We are proud to sponsor this event, look back on two decades of downtown revitalization, and plan for a vibrant future.
Congratulations to Ben Harwood, P.E. for earning his license to practice as a Professional Engineer in the State of Vermont. Ben is a dedicated member of S&A’s Structural Team and enjoys supporting local school STEM programs and various organizations.
S&A welcomes Katie Stuart-Buckley to the M&S Development team. As Development Director, Katie will lead M&S to provide real estate development, capital sourcing, and deal-structuring services to projects which benefit economically challenged communities. Her years of dedication to the region and the State of Vermont are evident through her service as a board member with the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Vermont Downtown Development Board, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Windham Regional Commission, Vermont Disaster Recovery Fund, and the Friends of Algiers Village.
Prior to her appointment by the Governor as Commissioner of Housing & Community Development in the Agency of Commerce & Community Development for the State of Vermont, Katie held leadership roles involving municipal management and finance, sensitive redevelopment of historic buildings for adaptive reuse, non-profit affordable housing, and community and economic development.
The S&A staff is excited to collaborate with Katie and provide a suite of services to support transformative downtown projects and community revitalization. To learn more visit: M&S Development
Congratulations to Serenity Wolf, PE and Civil Team Leader at S&A for being selected as one of the 2019 Trendsetters for Brattleboro and the Monadnock region. Serenity is being recognized with this award for her valuable contribution within the workplace and community.
Thank you Leland and Gray Union Middle School for the opportunity to mentor 7th and 8th grade physical science class students preparing for the upcoming Battle Physics Challenge and Tournament. Brud Sanderson, PE and Principal at S&A has enjoyed evaluating the students’ process and looks forward to reviewing their project. Good Luck!
Snow Block Project Update – It’s underway and there’s a lot happening! S&A Engineers, Serenity Wolf, PE and Andrea Ameden, EI met with ReArch, construction manager and site contractor, Bernie LaRock & Son for water testing of the main and sprinkler lines. In addition, footings and foundation walls were being formed by Valley Concrete.
On November 14th, look for Jillian Tomaselli, AIA and Martha Ratcliffe to speak during the Small Living Spaces-Municipal and Developer Considerations workshop. Bob Stevens, PE will present during the case study-oriented workshop, Economic Development. Trends, living spaces, and economic tools will be addressed during these sessions.
Stevens & Associates is excited to provide architectural and engineering services for another great Windham & Windsor Housing Trust project. The Snow Block will offer affordable housing and replace a vacant lot adding to the streetscape and extending the downtown fabric on Flat Street. The design will respect the distinct architectural form of Brattleboro’s downtown district.
Bob Stevens is looking forward to the Radically Rural Summit in Keene, NH on Sept. 27th & 28th. He will join rural leaders, founders, and trailblazers as they come together for a two-day summit to learn, connect, collaborate, and lead change to create vibrant and robust rural communities.
This event features five program tracks including three programs per track over the course of two days, as well as keynote opening and closing speeches, and the popular CONNECT event on Thursday night. As a panelist for the Historic Buildings as a Downtown Catalyst for Vibrancy session, Bob will focus on the Putnam Block Revitalization project, Bennington, VT.
For more information about this event, click HERE.
Join Bob Stevens and register for “Making It Happen!” Local Leadership for the Future of Vermont Communities on Oct. 1st at Castleton University. Vermont communities thrive with local leaders getting big things done – share success stories, gain new skills, and think together about supporting strong leaders across Vermont.
For more information visit: https://www.vtrural.org/Summit18
S&A extends a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to New England Youth Theatre for the opportunity to work on the NEYT outdoor amphitheater and garden classroom project. We hope everyone will enjoy this beautiful space for years to come.
Congratulations to Windham Windsor Housing Trust and everyone involved in the Great River Terrace ‘neighborhood’ project located in north Brattleboro. S&A is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the first permanent supportive housing project in southern Vermont.
Andrea Ameden ~ As witness to the destruction that Hurricane Irene inflicted on roadway and bridge infrastructure in her hometown of Bondville, Vermont, Andrea was motivated to pursue a career in civil engineering beginning by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Vermont. Her studies focused on the structural analysis of steel, timber, reinforced concrete, and river engineering hydraulics and design practices. Andrea’s senior year capstone project involved designing a pedestrian bridge to cross the Battenkill River and connect two ends of the Riverwalk trail. From this, she developed strong communication skills while coordinating client and user wants balanced with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources regulations. In addition to her studies, Andrea was President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – UVM Student Chapter, as well as a dedicated volunteer for the UVM Living-Learning Program serving Chittenden County. Andrea’s internships provided significant experience with data collection and synthesis producing extensive documents on the research of water pollutants, stormwater infrastructure conditions, and traffic count studies. She is enthusiastic to join the S&A team, which encourages collaboration, innovation, professional development, and community involvement.
S&A team member, Jillian Tomaselli will be presenting a mass timber feasibility study on a 5 story mixed-use project next Friday, June 29th at the 1st Annual Vermont Forest Industry Summit at Burke Mountain, East Burke, VT.
Congratulations Jillian Tomaselli for passing your final Architectural Registration Exam !!!! We thank you for giving us a great reason to take a break from our computers, relax for a moment and eat cake.