Family St. Lawrence Parish Center|
General Contractor & Cost Estimator
Professional Construction, Inc.
45 Swift Street, #6, South Burlington, VT 05403
Essex Junction, Vermont
Date Bid: Aug 2012 Construction Period: Apr 2013 to Dec
Total Square Feet: 7,900 Site: 1 acre.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 4,100; second floor, 3,800; total,
7,900 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10’; second floor, 25’; total, 35’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: SIPS, siding. Roof: Asphalt shingle.
Floors: Concrete, wood, carpet, slate.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
Architect: Guillot Vivian Viehmann Architects, Inc. - 284 S.
Union Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Structural Engineer: Hawksworth, Bibb, Inc. - 237 Commerce
Street, #250, Williston, VT 05495
Civil Engineer: Forcier Consulting Engineers - 174 Browns River
Rd., Essex Junction, VT 05452
Design/Build Electrical Contractor: Ryan Brothers Electrical
Contractors - 1 Industrial Parkway, Burlington, VT 05401
Design/Build HVAC Contractor: Avonda Air - 1879 Williston Road,
South Burlington, VT 05403
Plumbing Contractor: J.R.'s Plumbing & Heating - 2 East Street,
Essex Junction, VT 05452
In the Village of Essex, Vermont sits a beautiful historic brick church,
Holy Family. On July 6, 2011, lightning struck the Parish Hall and fire
broke out destroying the entire Parish Hall. Fortunately the Essex Fire
Department was able to save the historic brick church. But the parish
lost their Hall that served as a location for countless meals and
community events. The parish quickly came together to design a new
Parish Community Center.
Lead by parish volunteer David Robideau, (who served as the main point
of contact for the design and construction team), Architect Ann Vivian
of GVV Architects in Burlington, Vermont, John Forcier of Forcier
Engineering and Construction Manager David Bogue of Professional
Construction, Inc, South Burlington, Vermont, they designed a
7,900-square-foot two-story timber frame structure, with classrooms on
the first floor and a beautiful Hall, commercial kitchen and small
meeting room on the second floor. The new building was sited on the
property away from the historic church to reduce the risk of loss from
future fires. The new location along with exposed timber framing,
hardwood and slate floors, views of the mountains and a fireplace, make
the parish center a warm environment for community gatherings and
Working together, the team built a highly energy efficient building uses
a timber frame provided by Benson Wood of Walpole, New Hampshire for the
main structure, SIPS Panels by Foam Laminates of Vermont and spray
closed cell foam for insulation and Pella Impervia windows. The
ventilation system was designed and installed by Avonda Air of South
Burlington, the Electrical Design/Build was done by Ryan Brothers
Electric of Burlington, and the Design/Build Plumbing was done by parish
volunteers, lead by master plumber George Corrow. To reduce the long
term cost of maintenance, Apex Ultrex Siding was used on the exterior of
Building Envelope: Benson Wood Siding: Apex Ultrex
Roofing: CertainTeed Windows: Pella Impervia
Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite
Flooring: Mohawk, Lathrop Maple Supply
Lighting: Lithonia Elevator: ThyssenKrupp