Sustainable Design Competition Announces Five Finalists

MONTPELIER — Net Zero Vermont, Inc. has announced five finalists in the Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition.

The five finalists were chosen from 20 entries through a process that involved votes by Montpelier residents, workers and visitors. These voters were showcased at a pop-up gallery at 60 Main Street and online. In addition to the voting, there was also a review by a technical committee.

According to a Net Zero press release, “The five finalists will have until December 2 to refine and enrich their design concepts before they are presented again.”

The five finalists in alphabetical order are:

Gossens Temkin Collaborative (Montpelier, VT) — consists of Gregg Gossens, AIA, Aron Temkin, AIA, and David Burke. A Vermont team combining experience with sustainable designs in community settings and urban design, park design, and low-income housing to create a unique vision for the future of Montpelier.

Scott & Partners (Essex Junction, VT) led by Joel Page, AIA, a firm that focuses primarily on commercial, health care and multi-family housing design and planning.

Team Bridges (Cabot, VT) led by Land Strategies and inspired by the many bridges shaping Montpelier and the area. Lead Bridges includes a blend of 11 accomplished and passionate professionals from 10 companies and organizations, specializing in areas as wide as Urban Design and Policy Development.

White & Arup (Gothenburg, Sweden)  White of White & Arup “tackles the challenges of sustainability using a method of exploration and a multitude of disciplines. White & Arup employ architects and engineers, as well are project managers, landscape architects, social anthropologists, environmental and energy specialists, lighting designers and interior designers.

Wiemann Lamphere Architects (Colchester, VT) “a firm with numerous local projects under their belt” including creative, sustainable design solutions that respect the environment, the building’s occupants, the budget and timeline of the project.”

For more information about Net Zero Vermont, Inc., please go onlinge to www.netzerovt.org.

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