2014 VERMONT PUBLIC PLACES HONOR AWARD
Written by klamonde on January 28, 2015
In response to the forced closure of the Waterbury State Office Complex as a result of flooding from Hurricane Irene, Governor Shumlin and the Vermont Legislature commissioned a Feasibility Study to review and evaluate a series of development alternatives to find the workforce a home.
Working with an extreme sense of urgency, SE Group provided concept master planning services in conjunction with Freeman French Freeman and Goody Clancy Architects in the evaluation of the potential development alternatives.
After critical review and evaluation, a bold vision was selected for the Waterbury site alternative. Currently in design development, the solution calls for a simplified circulation system, renovated historic core Architecture, an energy efficient new office space which serves as the main entry, restoration of the riparian buffer zone and integration of pedestrian circulation with a regional trail system.