Richard Deane, AIA, Wins Green Building Award
Architect and Principal, Richard Deane, AIA, won the Vermont Green Building Network People’s Choice Award. He received this for his design of the renovation and addition at Vermont Law School’s Center for Legal Studies. The Vermont Law School was given the Going Green Award for the green features they supported in the design. The project demonstrates that even a historic landmark can be transformed into a beautiful and energy efficient place.
The project was a total rehabilitation of the former Freck’s Department Store building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the South Royalton Historic District. The design includes significant historic features of the former building with detail such as pressed tin siding, window and door trim, and storefront windows with transoms. As part of this renovation, Deane designed an addition to expand the learning and administrative spaces.
The Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) is the Vermont Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). VGBN is a nonprofit that recognizes the significant achievements of the owners, designers and operators of green building design. VGBN promotes best practices for designs which contribute to a thriving local economy, healthy environment and a high quality of life in communities.
To read more about this project and view photo, visit Green Design.