The Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV) recently honored two PC Construction projects as 2016 Preservation Award Winners –Rice Memorial High School Renovations and the Waterbury State Office Complex. PTV has recognized outstanding contributions in the field of historic preservation for more than 30 years. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made special contributions in preserving Vermont’s historic architecture.
PC Construction completed the renovation of Rice Memorial High School in August 2015. Rice is one of only a few international style buildings in Vermont. Until this renovation, the exterior had been largely unchanged since it was originally constructed in 1959. Working with the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation, architects at Black River Design developed a replacement solution to the historic curtain wall that is more energy efficient yet has a similar appearance to the original.
The redevelopment of the Waterbury State Office Complex was the largest construction project ever undertaken by the State of Vermont and was a critical step in revitalizing the Town of Waterbury after the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. The project included the deconstruction of 21 flood damaged buildings, a new 86,000-square-foot two-story structural steel-framed office building, a new 20,000-square-foot central plant and restoration of the 13 historic core buildings originally construction in the 1890s. The project was completed in December 2015 and more than 900 employees have now returned to work at the complex.
Visit PTV’s website to learn more about these two projects and the eight other 2016 award winners.
Photos top to bottom: Rice Memorial High School, Waterbury State office Complex