Stevens & Associates congratulates the Bradley House residents and staff for their recent groundbreaking celebration on May 1, 2017. Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony was S&A Architect and Project Manager, Jonathan Saccoccio. Stevens & Associates is providing design & engineering services for the building expansion and grounds beautification project of this residential care facility built in the 1860s and located in Brattleboro, VT.
Community interest and support was evident last night as Bob Stevens and other developers presented detailed plans for the Putnam Block Redevelopment Project in Bennington, Vermont.
For more information, please visit the Bennington Banner: https://lnkd.in/dXJKyXJ
Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will present with Craig Miskovich, Esq. and Principal for M&S “Financing Projects That Don’t Pencil Out” at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference on May 2nd in Pittsburgh, PA.
Vermont Public Radio recently aired an interesting interview highlighting Urban Planning, Walkable Downtowns and the Community of Brattleboro. The program focused on a new book titled, Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All by Philip Landgon which features Brattleboro, VT as one of six cities profiled.
To listen click HERE
The staff at Stevens & Associates is proud to volunteer at the Sophomore Career Summit on April 26th, and offer students an opportunity to attend workshops focused on careers in engineering and architecture. This event will host approximately 300 students from Windham County.
Please read more about the summit at The Commons Online.
Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will participate at the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. on April 24th. Bob will be joined by M&S partner, Craig Miskovich, Esq. as panelists and presenters during the Beyond P3s, How to Make a Project Viable when Public Private Partnership is not Enough session.
For more information please visit: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/locus/leadership-summit/
To read more about LOCUS: Smart Growth America please click HERE.
On April 11th, a team of professionals from Stevens & Associates including four graduates of Brattleboro Union High School participated in a BUHS Careers in Architecture & Engineering panel discussion. The team enjoyed sharing their stories with students and will continue discussions during a BUHS tour of the S&A offices and studios located in downtown Brattleboro, VT.
Stevens & Associates is always grateful and excited for the opportunity to volunteer and support local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. For more information about the BUHS – STEM Academy click HERE.
Stevens & Associates along with M&S Development are proud to sponsor CNU New England’s 2017 Urbanism Summit in Boston, MA. Craig Miskovich, a principal for M&S Development, as well as a director and practicing attorney for Downs Rachlin Martin LLP, will join panelist, John Howe, Old Hill Partners for the Financing Urbanist Development: Finding the money to build outside the box session. To learn more about CNU and CNU New England visit: https://www.cnu.org/
Stevens & Associates Staff Engineer, Serenity Wolf was delighted to present for Leadership Southeast Vermont at the 2017 FBLA Conference. Other participants included:
Erin Fagley – Digital Marketing Strategist, Brattleboro Retreat
Donna Rothbun – Assistant Compliance Officer, Brattleboro Savings & Loan
Lorelei Morrissette – Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Brattleboro Housing Partnership
Serenity Wolf – Staff Engineer, Stevens & Associates
M&S Development principals, Bob Stevens and Craig Miskovich, would like to thank the Vermont League of Cities in Towns for the opportunity to speak at their Local Leadership In Economic Development workshop on March 22nd. Bob and Craig will join David White, White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors to discuss, The Developer’s Perspective – What Makes Projects Work (or Not)
On Wednesday, March 15th Stevens & Associates and M&S Development will attend the DevelopSpringfield annual event focused on Celebrating the Advancements of Today; Supporting the Economic Growth of Tomorrow; and Committing to The Future of our City.
For more information on this event and the work of DevelopSpringfield, please click HERE.
Bob Stevens, a principal for M&S Development is excited to work with the Bennington Redevelopment Group LLC on the Putnum Block Redevelopment project. Read more about this exciting downtown revitalization effort in Business View Magazine.
S&A welcomes Ally Bedard – Architectural Designer and Ann Dillon, Controller to their team.
S&A is proud to accept two 2017 Merit Awards for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont for the Putnam Block Redevelopment and Green Street Wall projects.
To read more about the Green Street Wall project, click HERE.
To read more about the Putnam Block Redevelopment project, click HERE.
S&A would like to give a special “Thank You” to everyone involved with these projects.
February 24th, Bob Stevens, a graduate of the University of Vermont will be presenting the ‘Role of the Engineer in Society’ sharing his personal experience as an engineer, commercial property owner, and civic-minded community leader. This interactive workshop with students will discuss the pivotal event that inspired Bob to merge engineering with development to create a model for initiating and funding downtown revitalization projects.
S&A’s Alan Lindsay Berry, AIA collaborates with Carol Miklos, Executive Director of AIA to write the article: Architect’s Tour of The Clark Institute – A Study In Contrasts published in the January 2017 AIA Vermont Newsletter.
Click “here” to read more.
Stevens & Associates presented the Fire Station Expansion Committee of Bernardston, MA results from two feasibility studies.
Read more in The Recorder: Bernardston fire station committee seeks estimates before reaching property decisions
Stevens & Associates team members are looking forward to attending 2017 Better Buildings By Design Conference. This event offers interactive learning opportunities in the areas of building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects.
Congratulations to Stevens & Associates staff members, Jon Saccoccio, AIA and Nikki Perry, Architectural Designer for receiving their CNU certification. S&A is proud to have a team of talented professionals expanding their knowledge of new urban design and development focused on placemaking and public spaces. By transforming downtowns into walkable, safe, and economically healthy areas, we create vibrant places for businesses and people to interact, prosper, and enjoy.
For more information about the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and new urban design, please visit https://www.cnu.org/
Wishing a Happy New Year & Thank You to all our clients, business associates, and staff for an exciting and prosperous 2016. S&A looks forward to serving Brattleboro and surrounding communities in 2017, as well as, the completion of their office expansion. Below are a few ‘during construction’ photos.
Casey joins Stevens & Associates as an administrative assistant with a passion for architecture, planning, sustainable design, and historic preservation. She is an active member of the Brattleboro community, serving on the Planning Commission and the Board of Directors for the Windham County Humane Society. As a staff member, Casey hopes to gain a broader understanding of the various disciplines offered by S&A expanding her knowledge and interests concerning local and neighboring community projects. In her spare time she enjoys architectural drawing and is inspired by the architecture of Brattleboro and her travels.
The University of Vermont ASCE – Student Chapter will be competing in the 2017 New England Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition April 7th – 9th. S&A staff member, Jamie Martell, a graduate of UVM, competed in the 2015 and 2016 competitions and found the events to add practical value to his undergraduate experience.
Click HERE more information on the UVM ASCE – Student Chapter.
Click HERE to support the fundraising campaign for the 2017 New England Regional Student Steel Bridge Competition.
Bob Stevens is delighted to present at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual dinner meeting for the Vermont and New Hampshire sections. This presentation will include an overview of two mixed-use design projects as case studies to explore how engineers can contribute to communities through projects and how the role of the engineer can reach new levels within the industry to accomplish the “big picture”.
Stevens & Associates is working together with M&S Development and the Bennington Redevelopment Group to provide design services for the Putnum Block project. The Bennington Banner reported last week that U.S. Rep. Peter Welch supports this major downtown redevelopment effort. Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development offers insights within the article.
Stevens & Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Vermont Development Conference. Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will present “Financing Projects That Don’t Pencil Out” on Nov. 2nd.
Stevens & Associates and M&S Development found this article, “The Future of Retirement Communities” in The New York Times to be ‘spot on’.
S&A Staff Engineer, Serenity Wolf, proudly supported the 18th annual “Women Can Do” conference. Serenity attended this event as a mentor to promote STEM & Trade careers.
Recently relocating to southern Vermont, Diane brings to S&A over 20 years of experience in the field of design and architecture. She earned her Bachelor of Science: Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture: Architecture degrees from CUNY Spitzer School of Architecture graduating with honors and receiving an Excellence in Design and Best Thesis Project awards. Prior to joining S&A, Diane was an Associate with Peter Gisolfi Associates located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Diane looks forward to applying her extensive knowledge of project management, building design and construction document production to her new projects, and is excited to play a role in the design and development of her new surroundings.
S&A Architectural Designer, Jillian Tomaselli a recipient of the Tai Soo Kim Traveling Fellowship is traveling throughout Europe visiting residential buildings in London, a nature center and museum in Helsinki, and an office building in Zurich. Jillian wrote, “We’ve learned from our conversations with the architects that there’s definitely a challenging learning curve involved the first time an office designs with CLT, but often those challenges are outweighed by the benefits, such as schedule, sustainability, etc.” Below are photographs Jillian has shared demonstrating a mixed use building and a CLT building under construction in London, part of a nature center in Helsinki, and the lobby of an office building in Zurich. Thank you, Jillian for sharing your experiences abroad with us.