Vermont architects offer pro-bono design and planning assistance

By: Mia Watson

The Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) is partnering with the Vermont Chapter of the Constructions Specifications Institute (CSI VT) to offer pro-bono design and planning input for Vermont nonprofits, municipalities, and community-based groups.

Project proposals will be reviewed during ACX VT, the annual Vermont architecture and construction conference, which will take place on May 21, 2019 at the Hilton in Burlington. ACX VT will feature a workshop in which organizations can propose projects to design professionals for input and collaboration. These proposals must be for a specific project, which must address a stated need that exists in Vermont. ACX will review, rank, and select a proposal to receive design and planning services. Inclusive design projects that foreground equitable approaches to addressing race, gender, and socioeconomic status in the built environment will be prioritized.

To find out if your organization and project qualify, and to learn how to apply, visit the conference website. Proposals must be received by March 15, 2019.

Pictured: Elm Place, a senior apartment building developed and owned by Cathedral Square Corporation. The building, which won a national award for energy-efficiency, was designed by Duncan Wisniewski Architecture of Burlington