It’s been 10 years since a raging fire swept through the Brooks House. Click here to read Kevin O’Connor’s recent article about the challenges—then and now—and hope for the future.
Taking place via Zoom February 8-12!
“If there was ever a time to think creatively about putting capital to work to strengthen our local communities, the time is now. As we turn the chapter on a year that at times felt disorienting and chaotic, 2021 offers new opportunities to invest in Vermont’s future. To that end, the Vermont Community Foundation invites you to join us for a week of inspiration, learning, and networking, convened by some of the leading organizations in Vermont’s local investment ecosystem.”
To learn more and to register, click here!
If you’re out in the Bennington, Vermont area, you may have noticed that work is starting up again at the Putnam Block! We’re excited to report that crews have begun to return to work this week. We will be ramping up the job site over the next few weeks in accordance with the Governor’s orders and new COVID-19 safety procedures. Stay tuned!
Bob Stevens, Founder & President of Stevens & Associates and a Principal for M&S Development is working on two important downtown revitalization projects. Read about them in the Vermont Arts & Living Winter/Spring 2020 issue:
Meet S&A Architect, Diane Abate Monday morning (2/24) at the Roost in Wilmington, VT as she supports The Chamber, Mount Snow and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Ski-to-Stay and Stay-to-Stay programs. These programs have been designed to attract visitors considering re-locating to our region and connect them with residents and local businesses. Please share the following links with friends and colleagues for additional information and registration.
Program Info: https://www.vermontvacation.com/stay-to-stay/brattleboro
Monday Coffee Hour at the Roost: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/93555315467
Summer Internship -or- Entry Level Engineer/Landscape Architect
S&A is seeking qualified applicants for a paid internship or full time entry level position to support the civil engineering and site development team. This opportunity will work directly with both Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects. Interested candidates should have the following:
Intern candidates: Completed junior year of a bachelor’s program in either civil engineering or landscape architecture
Entry Level candidates: Completed bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or landscape architecture
- Ability and interest to work within an office environment and at outdoor, active job sites
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Drafting experience with AutoCAD, knowledge of Civil 3D preferred
- Familiarity with land planning and site design
- Knowledge with grading, drainage, and utility design
- A basic understanding of environmental permit applications
- Interest in Stormwater a plus
One position will be offered. Internship or Entry Level status will be determined by the candidate that best fits both qualifications AND overall fit with the team.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including flextime. Please email your cover letter and resume to: Betsey Brackett – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season 7 of the Architecture + Design Film Series continues next week with, “The Proposal”, on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at the Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street, Burlington and in Brattleboro, VT at 118 Elliot – 6:00pm
For more information visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcYZEGqTstk
Take an inside look at the Putnam Block Redevelopment project in Bennington, VT. Stevens & Associates and M&S Development are excited to provide services for this complex site transformation and downtown revitalization project.
To take an inside look watch the iBerkshires video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=425028038158299
For more information about the Putnam Block Redevelopment project visit: www.putnamblock.com
Yesterday’s session in Keene, NH brought community leaders, business owners and residents together to continue discussions for the Arts & Culture Corridor project.
Improving the community in more ways than one, Bread Loaf Corp. offers construction workers at the Putnam Block project site training sessions in a makeshift classroom. Workers are developing a greater literacy with architectural, structural and other types of drawings used in construction projects.
For more information visit: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/after-hours-training,590365?
Bob Stevens & Skye Morse, M&S Development will present ‘Investing in Main Street: A Case Study Using an Opportunity Fund’ at the Vermont Development Conference in Burlington on November 6th.
For more information and registration visit: https://whiteandburke.com/r…/vermont-development-conference/
A special Thank You to Taylor Shulda, Landscape Architect Designer and Mark Westa, ASLA for creating a fun and interactive placemaking model. The model was recently displayed at SNEAPA 2019 and enjoyed by people of all ages during a community workshop for the Arts & Culture Corridor project in Keene, NH.
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
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.
Stevens & Associates and M&S Development are proud to sponsor Radically Rural – Keene NH. Visit our table and meet the staff at the Main Street Track on Sept. 19 & 20.
For more information visit: https://radicallyrural.org/
S&A is happy to congratulate M&S Development, all the organizations & community members responsible for reaching a huge milestone to revitalize downtown Bennington, VT.
For more information about the Putnam Block Redevelopment project visit :
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.
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.
For more information about this award and the other recognized Trendsetters visit: The Business Journal of Greater Keene
For an update on the exciting revitalization development effort in Bennington, read the following article,
Putnam Block Project Approved for $3.1 million for redevelopment from VermontBiz.
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
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.
Please join Bob Stevens, PE and Jillian Tomaselli, RA as they present Flat Street, Brattleboro: A Mass Timber Feasibility Study on August 7th at the Vermont Forest Industry Network event.
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.
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…?