TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design and Heritage Aviation received the Burlington Business Association’s Hertzel N Pasackow Architectural Excellence Award for the General Aviation facility project in South Burlington, Vermont. The total renovation of this vacant 60,000 SF 1955-era Army National Guard hangar, located at the south end of the Burlington International Airport, stripped the existing building of all exterior walls and windows to expose the underlying steel and concrete structure. A 25-foot wide addition at the runway-side of the building increased the size of the existing hangar space and includes a two-story passenger lobby with views to the airport and Vermont landscape through two-story glass windows. The exposed structure was outfitted with a high-performance exterior envelope including insulated metal panels, thermally efficient windows and a new high-insulation-value roof. Multiple large-format skylights and extensive glass at the upper areas of the hangar walls introduce natural sunlight to the interior of the hangar space. A complete renovation of the building interior included new stairs and elevators, energy efficient heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems, and utilized sustainably and regionally-sourced interior finishes and state-of-the art LED lighting.The facility will function both as a maintenance hangar for general aviation aircraft that visit Burlington and require scheduled or unscheduled service as well as an FBO (Fixed Base Operation) providing facilities for transient flight crews and allowing access for General Aviation (GA) passengers to and from their flights. Another 11,000 SF building addition at the northeast corner of the hangar provides the Customs and Border Protection Service with an air-side office and the ability to process larger numbers of international passengers.This project is currently registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and is on track to obtain a USGBC LEED Silver Certification. Energy efficient features include:On-site renewable energy generation through a 10 panel solar thermal (domestic hot water) system, a 120 panel solar photovoltaic (PV) array, and a 100 kW wind turbine.Water Conservation and Control Strategies include a 30,000 gallon rainwater harvesting/storage system to supply landscape irrigation, green roof irrigation and plane-washing, parking lot of porous concrete pavement for on-site stormwater treatment, and a bio-swale stormwater collection area. Building Envelope and Energy Conservation strategies included recycling the building structure to avoid waste normally associated with building demolition and reconstruction; thermally improved building envelope with air-sealing and testing; a vegetated (green) roof; high-albedo (white) roof to minimize absorption of unwanted solar gain; daylighting strategies, including vision/daylight glass specification, skylights, and lighting dimming; LED parking lot lighting and interior lighting. The design team included: Architects: Richard Deane, AIA, Tom Hengelsberg, AIA, LEED AP, Peter Burns; Interior Designers: Kim Deetjen, ASID, & Cecilia Redmond, LEED AP; & Casa Bella Design, Hinesburg, VT;Civil Engineer: Stantec, South Burlington, VT; Landscape Architect: H. Keith Wagner Partnership, Burlington, VT; Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Hallam ICS, South Burlington, VT; Structural Engineer: Artisan Engineering, Charlotte, VT;Commissioning: Thomas Engineering, Warren, VT; Construction Manager: Engelberth Construction, Inc., Colchester, VT; Owner s Construction Representative: Barden Inspection Service, Hinesburg, VT; Air-Sealing Testing Authority: Building Energy, Williston, VT.TruexCullins is a Burlington based architecture and interior design firm providing clients with the expertise and creativity of five distinct design studios: education, workplace, home, resort and interiors for over 40 years.For more information contact Susan Weeks, Director of Marketing, or visit www.truexcullins.com(link is external). Source: TruexCullins. 4.16.2010. Photos by Susan Teare
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs and the Columbus North Lady Bulldogs squared off on the soccer pitch Tuesday evening winning 3-2. Midway through the first half, it was Batesville who would strike first. Liz Heidlage collected the ball deep in Batesville territory and found Lauren Gutzwiller on the left wing. Gutzwiller played a nice ball up to Georgia Gratz as she pulled the center defender forward giving room for a through ball to Hailey Mohr who tucked her shot into the far post. Coach Laker commented on the goal saying, “this was one of our best goals all season. It was great movement off the ball and a great buildup from the back.”9 minutes later, Columbus North would find the equalizer. After a Batesville foul 30 yards out, #19 Lang stepped up and ripped a bouncing shot to the far post that skated just past the outreached hands of Ellie Waechter. Both teams went into the half tied 1-1 and Columbus North had the slight edge in shots 4-3.In the second half, Columbus North went up 2-1 just 5 minutes into the half. It was another set piece goal. This time, it was a corner kick to the back post and a Columbus North player got a knee on it and found the back of the bet. Batesville played down for the next 20 minutes as both teams battled back and forth.With 17 minutes to play, Carlie Werner and Gratz were trying to find space through the Columbus North back line. Gratz then laid the ball off to Mohr who struck the shot in stride and the ball snuck just inside the near post for her 2nd score of the game. With the score even, both teams wanted the win even more. Batesville kept riding the momentum and had several chances to go up 3-2.Werner was taken down inside the right edge of the box and was awarded a penalty kick. She stepped up and drove a hard low shot that took an unlucky bounce off the post. Batesville did not give up. With 9 minutes to play, Mohr would finish off her hat trick. This time it was an unassisted goal as she collected a loose ball 30 yards out and let a shot fly. The ball carried with the wind and the goalkeeper could not get her hands on the high arching shot.The Batesville defense stayed solid the rest of the match to hold the 3-2 advantage. Heidlage, Abbey Prickel, Lily Meyer, and Olive Cerniglia did a great job battling the quickness from Columbus North all game long. Despite the two set piece goals, the defense shut down the Columbus North offense within the run of play.Batesville moved up to #2 in the ISCA polls this week in class 2A. They improved to 11-1 on the season and will host Heritage Christian on Thursday night. Batesville will honor their 7 seniors for senior night. It is also youth soccer night and any youth soccer player wearing their jersey will receive free admission and will be recognized at halftime of the varsity contest.