William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Feasibility & Planning Portfolio
The Putney School Masterplan - Putney, VT
PutneyMasterplan_thumbAfter completing the Field House, the Putney School enlisted Maclay Architects to help look at strategies for reducing energy consumption campus wide and to develop a strategic energy masterplan.
 
North Country School/Camp Treetops - Lake Placid, NY

ncsctt thumb2Maclay Architects was hired to assist North Country School/Camp Treetops in deciding whether to renovate their existing Main Building or build new.

 
Mountain Village Charter School - Plymouth, NH

mvcs thumb1Mountain Village Charter School is a public, nature-based Montessori school in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Led by LandWorks, a landscape architecture firm, Maclay Architects assisted in developing a Master Plan for the school. 

 
Net Zero Feasibility Study

NZF 1thumbThe Net Zero Feasibility Study was completed by Maclay Architects, in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, Energy Balance, JA Morrissey, and Huntington Homes.

The purpose of this study is to explore the financial feasibility of net zero energy buildings. The analysis demonstrates that net zero and net zero ready buildings are a viable and cost effective investment, as compared to code compliant buildings.

 
Mad River Glen Base Area Master Plan - Fayston, VT

MRG_Cur_ThumbMaclay Architects was hired along with the Burley Partnership to complete Phase 1 of the Base Area Master Plan for the Mad River Glen Ski Area.

 

 
Dartmouth College Organic Farm Master Plan - Hanover, NH

Maclay Architects - Dartmouth College Organic Farm Masterplan - Dartmouth’s Organic Farm, is a 200-acre parcel of property purchased by Dartmouth College in 1975 from the Fullington family. The property includes two farmhouses, two barns, a milk house and two greenhouses on 20 acres of open land nestled between the Connecticut River and Route 10. Maclay Architects have been hired to further understand the property to identify opportunities and challenges for developing a program and facilities at the Farm in support of Dartmouth’s goal to become a sustainability leader in environmental studies.Dartmouth’s Organic Farm, is a 200-acre parcel of property purchased by Dartmouth College in 1975 from the Fullington family. The property includes two farmhouses, two barns, a milk house and two greenhouses on 20 acres of open land nestled between the Connecticut River and Route 10. Maclay Architects was hired to further understand the property to identify opportunities and challenges for developing a program and facilities at the Farm in support of Dartmouth’s goal to become a sustainability leader in environmental studies.

 
Ayers Brook Goat Dairy - Randolph, VT

Maclay Architects - Ayers Brook Goat Dairy - Randolph, VTVermont Creamery, an artisan cheese producer, in partnership with the Castanea Foundation collaborated to create a model commercial goat dairy farm located in a bucolic valley in Randolph, Vermont.

 
Middlebury Jackson Land - Cornwall, VT

Middlebury Jackson site - Maclay Architects, along with Landscape Architecture firm Andropogon Associates, are working with Middlebury College on developing a Master Vision of a 300+ acre land donation in Cornwall, VT.Maclay Architects, along with Landscape Architecture firm Andropogon Associates, worked with Middlebury College on developing a Master Vision of a 300+ acre land donation in Cornwall, VT.

 

 
Waitsfield Town Office Feasibility Study

Waitsfield_ThumbMaclay Architects was hired to explore options for the relocation of the Waitsfield town offices.

 
Pyralisk Park - Montpelier, Vermont

Pyralisk Park - Montpelier, VermontThe Pyralisk Arts Center, a 19 year old nonprofit cultural organization, is planning to develop a Performance and Arts Park along the Winooski River in Downtown Montpelier. The 1.3 acre site is occupied by an enormous metal building with structural failures and contaminated soils, from its history as a rail yard.

 
Canopy: Cacique del Mar Masterplans - Costa Rica

Canopy: Cacique del Mar Masterplans - Costa RicaThe Canopy design process is based on first gaining a deep understanding of regional and site natural systems, climate, people, culture, and history. The masterplan concept that was generated for Cacique del Mar was based on that understanding.

 
Circus Smirkus - Greensboro, VT

Sketch Created During Planning MeetingMaclay Architects worked with Circus Smirkus to design space programs and master plans for the Big Top Tour, Circus Smirkus Camp and Residencies.  The planning team, Circus Smirkus staff and Board held programming discussions and worked to develop a master plan for all built facilities.

Click here to learn more about the great programs at Circus Smirkus and support their efforts.

 

 
Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Feasibility Study - Warren, NH

Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Feasibilty Study - Warren NH - Maclay ArchitectsLocated in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge is the heart of a complex of buildings managed by Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Outing Club. The Lodge serves Dartmouth students, alumni, and the general public.

 
Gesundheit Institute - Hillsboro, West Virginia

Gesundheit Institute - Hillsboro, West VirginiaIn 1979, Gesundheit Institute purchased 310 acres in rural West Virginia to develop a health center. They saw this project as a model for health care, and wanted the physical design of their facility to reinforce their ideas about health.

 
NESEA Headquarters - Greenfield, MA

Headquarters Existing Northeast Sustainable Energy Association NESEA Greenfield Massachusetts - Maclay ArchitectsThe Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) headquarters located in Greenfield, Massachusetts is undergoing a strategic, 50-year stewardship plan.

 
Fuller Hill Farm Subdivision - Warren, Vermont

Fuller Hill Farm Subdivision - Warren, VermontFuller Hill Farm was designed to create a residential neighborhood. The development rights on 150 of the 200 acres were donated to the Vermont Land Trust, guaranteeing perpetual protection for wildlife habitat, meadows, and forestland.

 
Standish Farm - North Troy, Vermont

Standish Farm - North Troy, VermontThe Village of North Troy received state and federal funds to purchase a farm adjacent to the existing village center.

 
Camp Common Ground - Starksboro, Vermont

Camp Common Ground - Starksboro, VermontCamp Common Ground purchased a beautiful property to use for their family camp. Their goals were to protect the property and to use a portion of the land in a sustainable manner.

 
Cambridge Technology Park - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge Technology Park - Cambridge, MassachusettsWe were asked to determine the feasibility of developing a nine acre parcel in Cambridge, MA, while maximizing the income from existing income-producing properties.

 
Hampshire College - Amherst, Massachusetts

hamp_designHampshire college conducted a national search to select a planning team to assist them in developing an innovative sustainable campus plan and planning process. We assembled a team including energy consultants, development experts, landscape architects, and other architects with collegiate experience.

 
Champlain Valley Co-Housing - Charlotte, Vermont

cvchaltChamplain Valley Cohousing asked us to work with them and Kraus-Fitch Architects in designing their 24 family cohousing project in Charlotte.

 
Institute for Social Ecology - Rochester, Vermont

Institute for Social Ecology - Rochester, VermontThe Institute for Social Ecology was looking for a place to develop an educational center for ecological studies.