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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
SEON is proud to recognize three of its members that are involved in theGreat River Terrace project in Brattleboro: Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, Stevens & Associates, PC (architects) and GPI Construction.
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.
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 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.
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 proudly accepted a 2016 Preservation Award from the Preservation Trust of Vermont in Waterbury, VT. The following video was created by the Preservation Trust of Vermont for the awards ceremony:
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.
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.
Check out the latest activity at South Face Village at Okemo Mountain. Bensonwood just passed the halfway mark for construction of their unique townhouse structure. S&A designed the parking garage structure below and have been actively involved in the site construction.
The Brooks House Atrium was the site for a community celebration toasting the Holton Home and Bradley House merger. Read more about this merger and the Bradley House improvements project in the Brattleboro Reformer News.