Hidden gems found during demolition at Putnam Block redevelopment

 

Bob Stevens conducts a tour of the Putnam Block Redevelopment project highlighting some of the gems hidden within.

 

 

Read more in Vermont Business Magazine: https://vermontbiz.com/news/2019/october/07/hidden-gems-found-during-demolition-putnam-block-redevelopment?utm_source=VBM+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=2051ddf604-ENEWS_2019_10_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e56b36a4-2051ddf604-286693409

 

Architecture + Design Film Series

Come kick-off Season 7:  A+D Film Series on Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro or 149 Church Street in Burlington, Vermont.

MIES ON SCENE: BARCELONA IN TWO ACTS | September 25, 2019
Directed by Pep Martín & Xavi Campreciós
2018, Spain, 57 Minutes
PREVIEW

This is the story of a building that changed the history of architecture. The Barcelona Pavilion, constructed in 1929 and subsequently reconstructed in 1986, at two key moments in Barcelona’s history, immerses us in a reflection on the perception of art, space and the concept of masterpiece. Originally existing for only 8 months, the Barcelona Pavilion expressed the ground-breaking ideas of Ludwieg Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich and influenced generations of architects around the world. This story reveals the originality and power of the building, and the struggle of a group of architects to recover and give back to the city of Barcelona one of its most emblematic architectural works.

For more information visit: https://adfilmseries.org/

Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo

Join S&A’s sister company, M&S Development at  CACX 2019 – Mohegan Sun Earth Expo + Convention Center.

Bob Stevens and Skye Morse will present: Beating the Odds: The economic and community impacts of downtown mixed-use projects can be trans-formative and create lasting change. This session will identify metrics to show these impacts and how to leverage those to finance projects. Using case studies to explore Impact Assessment; Benefits and Resilience; Overcoming Barriers and Financing Strategies.

 

CNU 27.Louisville KY

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.

Join Our Team ~ Open Position at S&A

Licensed Project Architect/Project Manager

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.

https://www.stevens-assoc.com/employment-opportunities/

 

Groundbreaking News on Snow Block

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.
For more information, please read the October 24th article in the Brattleboro Reformer. https://lnkd.in/eiyAEEi?

Great River Terrace – Grand Opening

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.

To learn more about WWHT and this project visit: http://www.w-wht.org/ and https://www.reformer.com/…/great-river-grand-opening-set-fo…

 

 

S&A welcomes Taylor Shulda, Landscape Architect Designer and Arelis Quinone, Architectural Designer to the team.

S&A welcomes Taylor Shulda, Landscape Architect Designer and Arelis Quinone, Architectural Designer to the team.

From a very early age, Arelis Quinones was introduced to art, culture and architectural design igniting her passion for design within different cultures and historic preservation. She broadened her interests by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico. These interests led her on a journey to Keene State College, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. During her time at Keene State, the Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery displayed one of her collaborative artwork pieces. Arelis brings to the S&A architectural team a multicultural perspective formed by her love for art, culture and architecture, as well as her knowledge of sustainable design and architectural history.

Taylor Shulda, Landscape Architect Designer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  His studies included freshwater ecology, landscape patterns and process, site engineering, and construction technology.  During his design studios at  UMass, Taylor explored large-scale design work utilizing new urbanism and sustainable design practices.  He has experience working on small-scale design work and portfolio-building projects working in the field building and installing hardscapes.  Taylor is currently working toward his licensure, and is blending his studio with his field skills to create designs that ensure a strong, clear communication between architect and contractor.

Don’t Look Down!

Thankfully S&A professional engineer, Ham Hodgman, PE is not afraid of heights. Read more about this great project in the Times Argus.

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo Hamilton Hodgman, an architect with Stevens & Associates in Brattleboro, assesses the windows Wednesday of a state-owned building in Montpelier. Many of the building’s windows are nearly…
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CNU New England Meet Up: Western New England – April 10th

 

S&A is excited to co-sponsor an evening of learning and networking with DevelopSpringfield, M&S Development, and CNU New England. Please join us April 10th for the following presentation:  TRANSFORMING DOWNTOWNS – Combining urban design with economic strategies to rebuild downtowns, and a *bonus* workshop: PROJECT PRO FORMA WORKSHOP.

For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/dfg-RMC

 

Brattleboro Area Middle School Invites S&A Architects and Engineers to Connect with Students

The Brattleboro Area Middle School (BAMS) invited professionals from Stevens & Associates, P.C. (S&A) to connect with 8th grade students participating in the Technology & Design exploratory program. In light of recent natural disasters and the refugee crisis, the students were challenged to consider the question: How might we design safe and sustainable shelters for displaced families to live well? Students used the design thinking process to imagine, plan and create their projects to address issues such as: flooding, access to safe drinking water, excessive heat and safety. Throughout the process, students practiced their problem-solving skills using everyday materials and continuously improved upon their designs. After the models were completed, the students hosted a Shelter Design Showcase sharing their designs and experiences with peers, school staff and community members.

The architects and engineers from S&A were very impressed by each student’s display and enjoyed meeting them to evaluate the structures. Diane Abate, an architect at S&A stated, “Students took into account real-life environmental, social and economic challenges as they thought about what materials to use, what renewable or reusable resources were available, and considered how and where their structures would be built.” While engaging with the students, the S&A team encouraged each one to embrace design difficulties and explore options leading to alternative solutions. One student reflected, “When I started I was just going to use a regular flat roof, but then I realized water would just build up on the roof. I created a dome shape top to drain the water off of the house, so the roof does not cave in.”

S&A believes in the value of relationship building with local schools and supports STEM programs that introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to students. BAMS Technical Education Teacher, Daisy Frederick is looking forward to continuing this important connection and even expanding the experience for next semester. “I am truly inspired by the creativity and imagination of my students and am so excited to be able to expose them to career opportunities in our local community,” Frederick explained. In addition to evaluating and discussing each student’s model, the architects and engineers answered questions and shared stories about their own educational and professional journey.

Congratulations Bradley House for your Recent Groundbreaking Celebration

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.

S&A Welcomes Diane Abate, Architect & Project Manager to Their Team

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 Shares Experiences From Europe

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.

S&A Welcomes Jillian Tomaselli as an Architectural Designer

Stevens & Associates welcomes Jillian Tomaselli to their team as an architectural designer.  Tomaselli has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College.  During that time, she studied abroad at St. John International University in Torino, Italy.  Tomaselli continued her education earning a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Hartford.  Before receiving her Master’s degree, she became the 2013 Marvin Design Studio Challenge Winner.  More recently Tomaselli accepted the 2016 AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit award and the Tai Soo Kim Traveling Fellowship.  Tomaselli is interested in historic preservation, urban renewal, and universal design. 

Stevens & Associates Welcomes Trista Kerber, Designer, to the team.

Stevens & Associates welcomes Trista Kerber to their team as an Architectural Designer. Kerber has received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degree from Norwich University, and is currently working toward her architectural license. She brings over a decade of work experience including several years of freelance work, drafting, and designing permit plans. Kerber has worked as a designer for several firms focusing on restaurants, timber frame, multi-family housing, mixed-use, and luxury home designs. Her interests include traditional architecture, renovations, interior design, and New Urbanism. In addition to her professional career, Kerber has served as a member on the Guilford Central School Board.

Stevens & Associates, P.C. Welcomes Nikki Perry as an Architectural Intern

Stevens & Associates welcomes Nikki Perry to their team as an architectural intern.  Perry has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation from Keene State College.  During that time, her academic experience included a month abroad in Florence, Italy.  Perry continued her education earning a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts.  Before receiving her Master’s degree, she accepted a design award at the NESEA Net-Zero Energy Student Design Competition and the First Place Award Division II for the Parsons Paper Site.  In addition to sustainable design and innovation, Perry is also interested in historic preservation, urban renewal, and universal design.