The Ilsley Library’s original building was completed in 1924 in Middlebury, VT. Over the years, it has expanded twice to accommodate the growing demand for library services and resources. However, the current structure is no longer able to meet the dynamic needs of the community.
The Ilsley 100 Project Team was formed in early 2022 to address the facility’s challenges. Working closely with the Middlebury Selectboard, a plan was devised to upgrade and expand the iconic Carnegie-style library to provide a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will serve as the heart of the community. The design of the new expansion complements the existing historically significant structure.
In August of 2023, ReArch Company, in partnership with Wiemann Lamphere Architects, was selected as the Design Build team for this transformational renovation and expansion project. The proposed two-story addition features a new entry, designated spaces for varying age groups, a community room, a rooftop garden, and new bathrooms, as well as a new mechanical system and an elevator. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe space everyone can enjoy today and into the foreseeable future.
The project will go to bond vote in May of 2024 and, pending its success is slated for a late 2024 construction start.
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.