AIAVT Resilient Design Charrette Event

AIAVT Resilient Design Charrette Event

Date: 5/16/24 11:00 AM
Location: Barre, VT

Event Schedule:

11 a.m. Guided walking tour and talk by Andrew Shapiro, Energy Balance, Inc.
12-1 pm: Grab lunch in Barre (AIAVT will provide a list of restaurants)
1:15-2 pm: Resiliency 101 Presentation with Weston & Sampson
2-2:30 pm: break/ visit with sponsors/ grab a snack
2:30-4:30 pm: The Charrette!
4:30-5 pm Brief presentation of outcomes by charrette teams
5- 5:30 pm Reception & Visit with Sponsors
This event will educate architects and designers while also helping Vermont towns envision resilient design solutions for their proposed projects. Attendees will take part in a hands-on design charrette to develop solutions for real projects from throughout our state.


Andy Shaprio, Energy Balance, Inc.

Shane Mullen and Doris Jenkins, Weston & Sampson

The Charrette

Attendees will be teamed up to take part in the design charrette. Attendees can note their project preference when registering, or we can plan to assign you to a charrette project. Each project will have an AIAVT volunteer liaison and a project representative to provide all needed background info, existing conditions, zoning requirements, etc. The following 8 projects will each have a dedicated team of attendees to work with them during the charrette:

The creation of a work, live, and learn center at a Conservation Nursery in Jay, VT with the Missisquoi River Basin Association
The design of flood-resilient multi-unit residential buildings in downtown Barre with the All in for Barre Housing Task Force
The development of infrastructure for a farm-to-school program with the White River Valley School in Royalton and Bethel.
The adaptive re-use of a former funeral home that was flooded, or demolition and redevelopment of the site in downtown Montpelier with the City of Montpelier
Envisioning of a FEMA buyout site into a park with a playground, dog walking, gardens, and more with the potential to adapt existing buildings along the river in Barre with the All in for Barre Housing Task Force.
Developing the Sanfo Market in the Historic Moscow Village Center with the Town of Stowe Electric Department to increase its flood resiliency and serve the community as a food source, pocket park, and solar generation and EV charging station.
The creation of neighborhood hubs in St. Albans that could provide transportation, and emergency services within a walkable distance of those it serves with the St. Albans City Climate and Energy Committee.
The development of a Mixed-use development on an undeveloped parcel to create affordable workforce housing, and a solar array on a brownfield in need of remediation with Trland Partners in Randolph.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

4.5 AIA LU HSW Approved

Thank You to our Gold Sponsors:

Weston & Sampson

Thank You to our Silver Sponsors:


rk Miles

Thank You to our Bronze Sponsors:

DEW Construction

Efficiency Vermont

Contact: Sarah O Donnell
Email: sarah.odonnell@