William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Aquafuture, Inc. - Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Aquafuture sketch for energy efficient design - AquaFuture Headquarters - Turners Falls, Massachusetts - Maclay Architects

 

AquaFuture developed a process for raising quality fish in a controlled environment. After operating a 4,000 SF prototype facility, AquaFuture hired a design/build firm to build a 40,000 SF headquarters and production facility. WMAP was hired to review the design/build company's plans, to design lobby office and public areas, to improve the exterior design and landscaping and to assist in reviewing construction requests for payment. We developed an open office plan with maximum use of natural light, plants for air quality and aesthetics, and work station layout for maximum efficiency. We indicated improvements to the design/build plans which increased building performance and reduced cost. We assisted AquaFuture with review of work during construction to insure quality, to keep the construction schedule and to economize costs.

 

AquaFuture Headquarters - Turners Falls, Massachusetts - Maclay Architects