Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society

The CVUUs Meeting House is a newly renovated 5,000 sf space in the existing congregation.  We were hired as the Construction Manager to work with the design consultants and the Owner to help develop the documents and cost.  The meeting House included a fully operational kitchen with commercial exhaust hood and Ansul system, large meeting and gathering space, library, state of the art 2 stop elevator, bathrooms, storage and very elaborate stair tower to the first level, including modern glass railings.  The floor was designed with very stringent acoustical requirements, energy efficient window were installed for natural light, along with a new prefabricated exterior canopy and miscellaneous site improvements.  This project took about 5 months to complete.  The CVUUs Congregation loves the new meeting house and enjoys utilizing all the benefits of their new space!

Bennington College Student Dining Center

Bennington College Student Dining Center Center, Bennington, Vermont

Client: Bennington College
Location: Bennington, VT
Project:  Addition, Student Dining Center

The Student Dining Center at Bennington College is a 5,000 SF addition to the existing Campus Student Center.  This was added dining space for the cafeteria and food program.  The building is a pre-engineered metal building including Architectural style 3″ insulated metal wall panels, 6″ thick insulated metal standing seam roof panels, Kalwall windows, extruded aluminum full glass overhead doors, hanging tectum acoustical baffles, elaborate lighting, controls and HVAC air distribution system including duct sox.

The construction took approximately 2 1/2 months to complete, as the College needed the additional dining space before the students arrived.

Bennington College Student Health Center

Complete Renovation Bennington College Student Health Center, Bennington, Vermont

Client: Bennington College
Location: Bennington, VT
Project:  Renovation, Student Health Center

The Student Health Center at Bennington College is a 5,000 SF complete renovation and addition to a historical building on campus.  This building was developed in order to expand the health services department.  The original building was all but torn down.  The floor structure and 2nd story section was all that remained.  The building envelope was designed and built to exceed the Vermont Energy Code requirements.

Bennington College

Bennington College: Renovations to Historic Campus Buildings

Client:   Bennington College
Location:   Bennington, VT
Project:   Renovation

Our firm’s relationship with Bennington College and Centerline Architects began in 2007 when we built the BioMass Boiler project. Since then, we have serviced the College every year working on over 50 projects ranging from single room renovations with a value of less than $2000 to total building retrofits with
values of +/- $2 million. A renovation to the Commons Building in 2013 and the VAPA building in 2010 are among the projects.  We performed most of these projects as Construction Managers.

Our firm has been and remains committed to provide Bennington College with exemplary service, excellent craftsmanship and quality.  We are looking forward to continue building successful projects on campus, completed safely, on budget and in accordance with the College’s time and phasing needs.

Renovating the Bennington College commons building entailed the complete gutting and renovation of the student dining hall, kitchen, and outdoor patio/balcony dining area.  Included in the scope were building electrical and mechanical upgrades, replacement windows and new finishes throughout. A new student cooking area (complete with a high tech energy efficient hood) was added as well, which allows students to grill and fry their own dinners.

The VAPA Building Ventilation project was a mechanical retrofit project, which
requiered the demolition and removal of the existing main building and task
ventilation to allow for the installation of a new DDC controlled system.
The project also included the construction of a new 1600 sf Mezzanine in a high
section of the building, which will serve as new classroom space, both above
and below. The Mezzanine was made out of structural laminated wood beams
and tongue and groove decking, and the walls were constructed of 1/4”
tempered glass set in large laminated wood frames, all built to size on site.


Castleton State College/University

Renovations and Additions over the last 30 years

Client:   Castleton State College – Now Castleton University
Location:  Castleton, Vermont

Russell Construction’s long relationship with Castleton State College began in the 1980s, when we were tasked with building a new gymnasium on campus, as well as constructing additions to the school’s library.

Two decades later, in 2003, Russell was back at Castleton renovating Woodruff and
Leavenworth Halls. Russell worked diligently with the faculty and staff to
minimize disruptions during the renovations.

In 2005, Russell was awarded the design/build contract for 3 new student residence buildings that will provide living and common space for 108 students. These residences included amenities such as living, laundry, and food prep areas, as well as a an outdoor patio overlooking a trout pond.

in 2006, Russell was back at the college performing renovations at the
Gymnasium and the Fine Arts Center.

Five years later, in 2011, we returned once again to perform interior office renovations and window replacements at Leavenworth Hall.