William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Mary Johnson Children Center - Middlebury, Vermont

exterior, renovation and addition, healthy - Mary Johnson Children Center, Middlebury VT - Maclay Architects

Mary Johnson Children Center asked us to generate plans for the renovation of their existing facility and a significant addition, for their 65 children child-care and after-school program center.The Center was particularly concerned about making a healthy environment for children and making sure that contaminated soils on the site did not harm their children. We developed a building program, design options, and cost estimates, along with doing code analysis and permit research. This work was used to gain federal and local funding for the project. The building design is based on Mary Johnson's educational philosophy, and reviews of other child care centers in the region.

We drew up construction plans and provided assistance during construction, within Mary Johnson's challenging budget, site, and schedule constraints. The plans we furnished included measures to deal with existing moisture, energy, structural, historic preservation and contaminated soils issues, in addition to providing optimum indoor air quality for the occupants through careful materials selection, building envelope design, and ventilation strategies.

Interior playroom, renovation and addition, healthy - Mary Johnson Children Center, Middlebury VT - Maclay Architects Interior hallway, renovation and addition, healthy - Mary Johnson Children Center, Middlebury VT - Maclay Architects

Interior, window nook, daylighting, renovation and addition, healthy - Mary Johnson Children Center, Middlebury VT - Maclay Architects

Interior, cubbies and kids, renovation and addition, healthy - Mary Johnson Children Center, Middlebury VT - Maclay Architects