ReArch Company partnered with Bellwether Architects on this aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient Design/Build project, consisting of renovations to the Charlotte Public Library’s existing 2,784 SF space and a new 2,200 SF addition. The client’s goal was to make the new addition blend seamlessly with the existing beloved Library. To do this, we essentially mirrored the existing building massing, ridgeline, and overall detailing, including a large curved bay, which serves as the new children’s reading area. The expansion of the existing exterior porch helps reinforce the Town green and is a comfortable place to sit and read a book or converse with a neighbor.
ReArch transformed the existing space to include dedicated areas for teens, a quiet remote workspace, staff offices, and a remodeled break room. The new addition includes a larger, centrally located circulation desk, two new restrooms, expanded book storage, displays, and a large multi-use community room.
The project achieves net-zero energy ready by replacing the existing fossil fuel-based heating system with a modern all-electric cold climate air source heat pump system. We also leveraged utility incentives through Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power to maximize the client’s savings. We organized an intensive energy charrette with all project stakeholders to ensure that the energy and sustainability goals were collectively established at the beginning of the project and achieved at the completion. The building has the infrastructure for future roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels.
ReArch was a key partner in the beginning phase of the project before we ever had a budget put together and built the estimate with the Architect. We made a wise choice in selecting ReArch and we are planning to use them on other City projects.
ReArch has always been out in front of issues. If there is a problem and I call, they already have the options and answers for me.
ReArch Company has proven themselves to be a valuable asset on the preconstruction and construction phases of our $10M+ state office complex. Their value management exercises generated real value and cost savings to the City of St. Albans throughout preconstruction and construction. The project has been wonderfully managed, and they have been a great partner to the City of St. Albans on this project.
ReArch’s construction site is clean, organized and safe. They have made a number of proactive decisions for the betterment of the State’s project that we do not see other construction managers make. Job meetings are well organized and a pleasure to attend, they communicate well with all members of the team. Working with ReArch has been a true blessing.
I am not sure how our project could have gone better. I expect you know how rare it is to be able to make that statement.
The St. Albans State Office Building and City Parking Garage project has been an unqualified success, and a portion of that success is attributable to the dedication and hard work of the employees of ReArch Company.