Rutland, VT

The Community College of Vermont (CCV) offers twelve learning centers statewide, serving 12,000 students each year. They hired Banwell Architects to design a new building and drop-off parking area that would fit in the tight quarters available in their downtown Rutland location.

Features of the new building include:
• A tunnel driveway that opens up to a drop-off space
• Breakout spaces in hallways and outdoors to encourage student gatherings
• Informal flooring and lighting choices for a more comfortable setting
• Pre-cast roof caps to fit in with the surrounding neighborhood
• High-end materials to maintain consistency with the downtown Rutland setting
• Design that allows for vertical and rear additions in the future

The building was designed to fit in with and enhance its neighborhood while meeting student and faculty needs for comfort and utility. Faculty and students enjoy task-appropriate lighting and comfortable surroundings, with plenty of space for gathering. This sustainable design exceeded the client expectations while attaining LEED certification.

Size: 32,241 sf New
Project Cost: $5,345,488
Completion: 2011
Awards: 2011 Awarded LEED™ Silver