Res Tri Project
A cornerstone of Champlain College's master plan is to house 90% of the college's student body on campus. The Res Tri Project is the next significant component in attaining the goals of the Plan.
The Res Tri Project consists of adding three residence halls, green space, landscaping, and a promenade in the area bounded by Main Street, South Willard Street, Maple Street and Edmunds School on the 4.66 acre site. A central promenade from Main Street to Perry Hall provides access to classrooms, dining halls, residence halls and administrative offices. The promenade creates an internal student walkway that will draw students off the public sidewalks to an internal campus environment.
The Project will be constructed in two phases. Phase I began in June 2011, and it included the construction of Juniper Hall (Res A), ancillary site improvements, and infrastructure supporting the phase. Juniper Hall was completed for fall 2012 occupancy.
Phase II construction began in spring 2013. The project includes the construction of two (2) steel frame, brick veneer dormitories (Butler and Valcour Hall) and related site work on land near the buildings of Skiff, Whiting and McDonald Halls, located on the campus of Champlain College. When completed, Butler Hall will have a GSF of 26,532 and contain 89 beds. Valcour Hall will have a GSF of 29,947 and contain 91 beds. Res Tri Project is slated for completion July 2014.
All three dorms are slated for LEED Gold certification.
Granite is almost fully set on the amphitheater as of this week and still remains to be placed on a few other locations. Stainless steel handrails are being drilled and installed at McDonald and Lakeview as the site really comes together. Pavers are working their way out the east promenade. The crews will finish prepping and pouring the last of the sidewalks on site this week. On Valcour, metal siding on the north side will be complete this week. The crew will then jump to the south side to work on that metal siding and roof. Mahogany ceilings under the south porch is complete and they are finishing up the north porch this week.
All furnishings are in place on both buildings.
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The primary architect working on this project is CBT Architects, a Boston-based professional design firm providing services in architecture, interior design and urban design. Founded in 1967, the firm's practice ranges from multi-family residential structures and developments, to major office towers and urban district renewals, to a host of academic campus facilities. This variety of experience informs the unique approach we take to understanding all user needs. Over 175 awards recognize excellence and creativity in our design of new buildings and the renovation of existing structures. CBT currently employs 140 architects, planners, interior designers, and support personnel. For more information go to: www.cbtarchitects.com.