DEW Construction Corp., a leader in educational facility construction, has been awarded two renovation/addition projects for The Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, VT.
The project consists of relocating their Charlotte, VT high school campus to the existing American Morgan Horse property in Shelburne, VT, and will include extensive renovations to the 16,500 square foot post and beam wood-framed building. The new school will contain classrooms, a spacious student common room, professional kitchen, art studio, woodworking and practical arts workshops, science labs and a multi-use community room.
The project also entails the renovation of and addition to the grade school community room space. About half of the current community room space will be reconfigured into a new arts classroom while the other half will be leveled, making room for a new large, multi-purpose gym and performance space.
Both projects will incorporate sustainable building techniques and products to meet strict environmental criteria, including an insulated envelope, high performance windows, advanced lighting controls and an energy-efficient HVAC system with heat recovery ventilation.
The high school project is slated to begin in January 2014 with the grade school project scheduled to begin after school is out for the summer 2014. Both projects are planned to be completed for the 2014-2015 school year. The architect for the project is Pill Maharam Architects (PMa) of Shelburne, VT.