This project included the interior renovation of approximately 6,000 sf of laboratory, office and associated support space located in the basement and on the first level of the Stafford Research Building on UVM’s main campus. The Stafford Research Building houses faculty offices, faculty research laboratories, classrooms, and learning laboratories. Research is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which required detailed coordination of building shutdowns and noisy or vibration-creating activities.
ReArch maintained clear and constant access through all hallways, stairwells, elevators, etc. throughout the duration of the project. Additionally, special care had to be taken as one portion of the renovation was within a few feet of an extremely sensitive electron microscope and medical animal research labs. These areas often had contradicting sensitivities to noise and disruption and the coordination required to complete the construction work was extensive.
Burlington, Vermont Owner:The University of Vermont Architect/Engineer:
ReArch differentiated themselves by the phasing plans they brought to the table before meeting us. The phasing plan made it clear they had done their homework and there was a lot of thought, and the plan made a lot of intuitive sense to us as educators.
During construction it feels like ReArch is very much at the service of the owner. They are super responsive with outstanding communication throughout the project.