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Bellows Falls Middle School Historic Renovation

Bellows Falls, VT

Historic Preservation Award | Vermont Preservation Trust
This extensive renovation brought an aging architectural asset into 21st century educational use and helped preserve the vibrant density of the town’s core.  
The new entry is not only a welcoming gathering place, but is also accessible and secure.  Creative interior reconfiguration opened up circulation, increased community use space, allowed for the preservation of historic elements and uncovered a few hidden gems. The renovation also incorporated energy efficiency measures, including new energy recovery ventilators, photovoltaic panels, a solar hot water system, and a pellet boiler – all strategically hidden from view.  An energy dashboard provides data and an interactive teaching opportunity.


Project Team
Civil Engineer: Marsh Engineering (now Grenier Engineering)

Structural Engineer: Novelli Engineering

Mechanical Engineer: Kohler & Lewis

Electrical Engineer: DuBois & King

General Contractor: Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company

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