Historic New England – Cogswell’s Grant

For everyone who loves images of historic New England, please read on. . . . .

S&A began working with Cogswell’s Grant, a 165-acre historic Coastal Farm in Essex Massachusetts, which is owned and operated by Historic New England. The existing parcel was originally part of a 300 acre land grant from Ipswich to Jonathan Cogswell is 1636.

 

 

The property which currently consists of a farm house constructed in 1728 that now serves as an American folk art museum, as well as a series of barn structures built throughout the 1800’s; the oldest of which has been converted to a Visitor center.

 

 

Left to Right: (Left) Main Barn built by prominent Essex shipbuilder Adam Boyd sometime before 1863. (Center) Connector Barn originally built as single-story sometime in the 1870’s, later converted to two-story by 1894. (Right) Milking Barn; the oldest structure of the three-barn complex, built in the late 1700’s.

 

 

This is an early example of wood ductwork to provide better ventilation to the cattle below. Ducts and cupolas were added to barns as advancements in milling offered more weather tight wood clapboards to replace the early wood board siding.

 

 

 

 

 

The prominent faces of structures which were often more colorfully painted with higher end finishes, while less significant exteriors were often completed with more economical colors and finishes.

 

 

 

Finally, this image is of the detailing of the timber frames of the Main Barn revealing influences from shipbuilding.

 

 

 

A special ‘thank you’ to S&A structural engineer, Ben Harwood, PE for providing these images and information.

 

 

 

 

Offering On-Site Training at the Putnam Block 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?

 

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

 

Putnam Block Update ~ Financing Deal Done & Construction Begins

HOLLY PELCZYNSKI – BENNINGTON BANNER Robert Stevens, Owner of M&S Construction offers congratulatory remarks at the celebration of the closing of the Putnam deal.

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  :

https://www.reformer.com/stories/putnam-block-financing-deal-done-construction-begins,577216

VIM – Bennington’s Putnam Block, Revitalizing the Past for the Future

Working to revitalize 4 acres and 3 historic buildings in a downtown National Historic District is an extraordinary undertaking. Learn more about this project and how S&A, M&S Development and a dedicated group of organizations are transforming a community by reading, “Bennington’s Putnam Block, Revitalizing the Past for the Future” in Vermont Innovator Magazine – Spring 2019 issue.
 

Snow Block Project Update

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.

For more information about this project visit: https://www.stevens-as soc.com/portfolio/snow-block/

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…

 

 

Resistance Drills & Structural Assessments

Ben Harwood, EI uses a resistance drill as part of a structural assessment for the historic Ashfield, MA Town Hall Steeple project. S&A is pleased to offer clients this service when conducting structural assessments for historic and non-historic buildings with wood frame construction. Resistance drills, more commonly used by the forestry industry, are becoming a useful and reliable tool for structural engineers to determine the condition of historic, heavy timber and wood frame buildings.

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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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.

 

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.

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt, supports redevelopment project in Bennington, VT.

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.

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/localnews/ci_30510986/u-s-rep-tours-putnam-block-pledges-support

 

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.

Governor Shumlin Announces Funding for the Bradley House Project

Congratulations Bradley House!
S&A is honored to provide design & engineering services for your building expansion and grounds beautification project.  As reported in the Brattleboro Reformer: Governor Shumlin in town to announce funding from Community Development Program Bradley House: Senior living facility will get $450,000 for renovations and expansion.

Stevens & Associates and Hilltop Montessori School Wins Award for the Hilltop Arts Barn

S&A and the Hilltop Montessori School are proud to accept a 2016 Merit Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont for the Hilltop Arts Barn project. This complex design included an innovative structural use of premanufactured insulated panels to support high walls and large roof loads.  “Thank You” to everyone who helped to create this beautiful multipurpose space.

 

Stevens & Associates Volunteers at the Saint Michael School

A team of professional engineers from Stevens & Associates, P.C. had the pleasure of volunteering at the Saint Michael School working with 8th and 9th grade students to provide a project-based educational program introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Read more about this story in the Brattleboro Reformer.
http://www.reformer.com/business/ci_29678208/brattleboros-stevens–associates-visits-saint-michael-school