Bob Stevens Presented at the Radically Rural Summit

Bob Stevens discussed the feasibility of restoring downtown historic buildings during the Radically Rural Summit in Keene, NH

For more information about this event, read the following article from the Keene Sentinel.  https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/for-radically-rural-keene-transformed-into-a-conference-center/article_e7a9bbd3-c026-53c8-80be-d5dc096dc995.html

The Radically Rural Summit – Sept. 27-28

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.

“Making It Happen” – VT Rural Summit18

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

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…

 

 

An Exciting New Project At New England Youth Theatre

S&A is grateful for another opportunity to work with great people on a meaningful downtown community project for the New England Youth Theatre.

To read more visit: https://lnkd.in/duvgFEY

L to R: Taylor Shulda – S&A landscape designer, Stephen Sterns – NEYT founder, Susan McMahan – associate director at Windham Regional Commission, Ham Hodgman – S&A civil engineer, Naomi Shafer – NEYT arts campus project manager, and Cory Frehsee, S&A principal and civil engineer.

 

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.

Stevens & Associates work to support STEM programs

S&A recognizes the value of relationship building with local schools and supports STEM programs that introduce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to students.  The staff at S&A is proud to dedicate time and offer the Career Shadowing Program to students considering a career in the disciplines of architecture, civil & structural engineering, as well as landscape architecture and design.

Read more in the Brattleboro Reformer: http://www.reformer.com/stories/stevens-associates-work-to-support-stem-programs,509596?

 

 

 

 

Putnam Block Open House Presentation – Cat-tv Bennington

Putnam Block Open House // 5-4-17

Miss The Putnam Block open house last Thursday? Well, you are in luck, here it is for your viewing enjoyment! #PutnamBlock #Bennington #Vermont #Downtown #CATTV #CommunityMedia #PublicAccessTV #PEG

Posted by Cat-tv Bennington on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

VPR highlighting Urban Planning, Walkable Downtowns and the Community of Brattleboro

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

http://digital.vpr.net/post/within-walking-distance-new-book-highlights-brattleboros-downtown

Sophomore Career Summit – S&A is proud to lead workshops for careers in Architecture & Engineering

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.

Brattleboro Union High School – Careers in Architecture & Engineering Panel Discussion

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.

M&S Development – Working with Communities – Anticipating a Successful Redevelopment Project in Downtown Bennington, Vermont

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.

Bennington Vermont – Moving Forward

 

S&A Welcomes Bob Crego, Project Manager To Their Team

Stevens & Associates welcomes Bob Crego to their team as a Project Manager for Development. Crego brings with him over 25 years of professional experience in the community development field, largely as an affordable housing developer.  In addition to his role as the founding director for Valley Cares, Inc. in Townshend, VT, Crego’s past experience includes organizational and project development, financing management, grant writing, and business planning.  He is currently working on several projects in development, including the redevelopment of a four-acre block of land and historic building at the Four Corners in Bennington.   Known as the Putnam Block Redevelopment, the project would consist of mixed use downtown space with offices, retail, and apartments.

Career Shadowing Day: Nathaniel Tyler

The professionals at S&A enjoyed a career shadowing day with Brattleboro Union High School student, Nathaniel Tyler.  Tyler received an interactive learning experience with architectural designers and engineers.  We wish Tyler ‘good luck’ with his future academic and career endeavors.