We’re pleased to announce the finalists for the Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition. After votes by Montpelier residents, workers, and visitors at our Main Street gallery and online, along with a review by a technical committee, the twenty entries showcased have been pared down to five finalists. “In my many years offering technical reviews and serving on juries for design competitions around the world, I have never experienced this kind of public response and engagement. It is heartening to see this level of interest, and I’m honored to be part of this exciting project”, said Valerie Fletcher of the Boston based Institute for Human Centered Design, and a member of the technical review panel.
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Finalists have until December 2nd to refine and enrich their concepts before they are presented again. “We are incredibly proud of both the quality of all the designs put forth and the community’s engagement in helping us decide on what moves forward from here.” said Deb Sachs, Co-Executive Director.
The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
- Gossens Temkin Collaborative: Montpelier, VT. Consists of Gregg Gossens, AIA, Aron Temkin, AIA, and David Burke. A Vermont team combining experience with sustainable designs in community settings and urban design, park design, and low-income housing to create a unique vision for the future of Montpelier.
- Scott + Partners: Essex Junction, VT. Lead by Joel Page, AIA, this team is formed from a versatile architectural firm that focuses primarily on commercial, healthcare, and multifamily housing design and planning.
- Team Bridges: Cabot, VT. Lead by Land Strategies, Team Bridges is inspired by the many bridges shaping Montpelier and the area, and includes a purposeful blend of 11 accomplished and passionate professionals from 10 companies and organizations including Black River Design, Sasaki Associates, and Studio Place Arts among others, specializing in areas as wide as Urban Design and Policy Development.
- White + Arup: Gothenburg, Sweden, White tackles the challenges of sustainability using a method of exploration and a multitude of disciplines. In addition to the architects and engineers, also employed at White are project managers, urban planners, landscape architects, social anthropologists, environmental and energy specialists, lighting designers and interior designers.
- Wiemann Lamphere Architects: Colchester, VT, a firm with numerous local projects under their belt, prides themselves on creative, sustainable design solutions that respect the environment, the building’s occupants, the budget, and the timeline of the project.
Each design team will refine their concepts by the December 2nd deadline. See all of the design entries including the finalists.