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

 

Ham Hodgman, PE presents at IBC Training on January 24th

Hamilton (Ham) Hodgman, PE and Project Manager for Stevens & Associates will be presenting at IBC Training January 24.  This seminar will focus on IBC Chapter 17 Special Inspections in Vermont.   Ham’s session will cover the areas of Reinforced Concrete, Structural Steel, and Fire Proofing for primary building systems.

http://www.buildsafevt.org/NewsBriefs/ibc-training-january-24-2018

 

 

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.

Proud to Sponsor ~ 2017 Vermont Development Conference

Stevens & Associates and M&S Development are proud sponsors of the 2017 Vermont Development Conference.  On November 14th, please join us along with over 275 design, development and real estate professionals for a full day of networking, seminars, and workshops.    Tickets are going fast.

For more information visit –  http://whiteandburke.com/resources/vermont-development-conference/  

 

S&A welcomes Erin Fajans, EI as an Associate Engineer to the team.

 

Erin Fajans has returned to her native southern Vermont to continue her career as an engineer. She received a Master of Civil Engineering Degree from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from Vermont Technical College.  In addition, Erin was the recipient of the Vermont Technical College Student of the Year and Architectural Engineering Technician of the Year awards.  Her previous experience as a mechanical designer and structural engineer included analyzing existing structural framing systems, new platform and foundation designs, as well as modifications to repurpose existing warehouses within the food processing industry.  She is currently focusing her efforts on the structural design of commercial and residential projects, and looks forward to applying her experience in commercial construction to her interest of historic preservation and reuse projects within downtown communities.

CNU New England Meetup: Western New England ~ Fall Event

On October 10th, Stevens & Associates, M&S Development and DevelopSpringfield will co-sponsor an evening for design, planning and development professionals to meet up and learn about the principles of New Urbanism.  The goal is to discover how we can rebuild the fabric of place in New England one project at a time.

Guest Speaker: Mark Westa, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut will present – A Seated Tour of Downtown Springfield: A case study of urban design – The good, the bad and the other

Please visit HERE for registration and program information.

 

S&A welcomes Gabrielle Ciuffreda as a Project Coordinator to the team.

Gabrielle received her A.B. in Mathematics and Biology from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  In New York City, she honed her skills as a litigator for nearly a decade at a large national firm where she worked on high-stakes complex civil cases, specializing in patent litigation.  Since moving to Vermont, Gabby has worked for local non-profit organizations as a Real Estate & Environmental Compliance Manager and Director of Finance & Administration.  She currently lives in Guilford, where she is a member of the Select Board.  Gabby is excited to apply her knowledge and experience with project management & permitting, budgetary controls, contracts & corporate documents, grant management, and legal relationships to her projects at Stevens & Associates and for M&S Development.

Catalyst of the Climate Economy National Innovation Summit – Sept. 6th

Join Bob Stevens for the Catalyst of the Climate Economy event on September 6th as he moderates the panel discussion for “Building of the Future: Low Carbon Solutions in our Built Environment”.

Posted by Christopher Norris on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Serenity Wolf earns a Professional Engineering License

Stevens & Associates congratulates Serenity Wolf, P.E. for earning her license to practice as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Vermont.  Serenity approaches each project with a drive to provide sound solutions that not only meet local and state requirements, but include an outlook of social responsibility and create a sense of place for businesses, residents and visitors.  Her continual motivation comes from a desire to apply her technical proficiency, leadership experience and love for community to every aspect of her life.  S&A is proud to have Serenity on their team.

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?

 

 

 

 

CNU New England Meet Up – Western New England

Stevens & Associates, M&S Development and DevelopSpringfield are co-sponsoring an evening for design, planning and development professionals to meet up and learn about the principles of New Urbanism.  The goal is to discover how we can rebuild the fabric of place in New England one project at a time.

http://www.cnunewengland.org/calendar/2017/6/6/cnu-new-england-meetup-western-new-England

 

 

 

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.

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

M&S Development presenting at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference

Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will present with Craig Miskovich, Esq. and Principal for M&S “Financing Projects That Don’t Pencil Out” at the 2017 Main Street Now Conference on May 2nd in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://www.mainstreet.org/main-street/training/conference/2017—pittsburgh/main-street-now-2017.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

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.

Bob Stevens – presenting at the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

Bob Stevens, President of S&A and Principal for M&S Development will participate at the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. on April 24th.  Bob will be joined by M&S partner, Craig Miskovich, Esq. as panelists and presenters during the Beyond P3s, How to Make a Project Viable when Public Private Partnership is not Enough session.

For more information please visit: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/locus/leadership-summit/

To read more about LOCUS: Smart Growth America please click HERE.

 

 

 

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.

Supporting CNU New England’s 2017 Urbanism Summit ~ Boston, MA

Stevens & Associates along with M&S Development are proud to sponsor CNU New England’s 2017 Urbanism Summit in Boston, MA.  Craig Miskovich, a principal for M&S Development, as well as a director and practicing attorney for Downs Rachlin Martin LLP, will join panelist, John Howe, Old Hill Partners for the Financing Urbanist Development: Finding the money to build outside the box session.  To learn more about CNU and CNU New England visit: https://www.cnu.org/

 

 

 

2017 Spring Vermont Future Business Leaders of America Conference

Stevens & Associates Staff Engineer, Serenity Wolf was delighted to present for Leadership Southeast Vermont at the 2017 FBLA Conference. Other participants included:

L-R:

Erin Fagley – Digital Marketing Strategist, Brattleboro Retreat
Donna Rothbun – Assistant Compliance Officer, Brattleboro Savings & Loan
Lorelei Morrissette – Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Brattleboro Housing Partnership
Serenity Wolf – Staff Engineer, Stevens & Associates

 

VLCT – Local Leadership In Economic Development Workshop

M&S Development principals, Bob Stevens and Craig Miskovich, would like to thank the Vermont League of Cities in Towns for the opportunity to speak at their Local Leadership In Economic Development workshop on March 22nd. Bob and Craig will join David White, White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors to discuss, The Developer’s Perspective – What Makes Projects Work (or Not)