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Great Barrington, MA
100 Bridge street is a mixed-use development put forward by Benchmark Development and the Berkshire County CDC on a brownfield in Great Barrington, MA. It includes a food coop and a mix of affordable and market rate housing. It also features a new central green space and river walk that will connect with the town and invite the public to enjoy this riverside site. Kuhn Riddle is developing the housing component and is collaborating with The Berkshire Design Group on the master plan.
The Brown Fine Arts Gallery will undergo renovations to provide new, focused space for a children's classroom, a video art gallery, and an Asian art gallery. The project will also increase and maximize the main gallery's display spaces while improving sightlines and circulation between classrooms and galleries.
A modernist take on the suburban house in an established subdivision of custom traditional homes. The house is oriented to views with the geometry responding to the site property lines and topography.
South Hadley, MA
Currently located in what was once a research and development facility, the PVPA building provides spaces for academic and arts classes, but there is no space within the building large enough to gather the entire student body for assemblies or performances. The project will create a multi‐purpose performance space that may be used for such gatherings as well as provide additional space for performing and visual arts classes.
This home is sited in South Amherst along the eastern toe of the Holyoke range, bordering conservation land and walking trails. The design is an informal take on the New England farmhouse with a simple el-plan layout and regional expression of materials and form. The design of the house takes advantage of dramatic views, southern exposure, and existing topography to create spaces that flow naturally from the inside out.
This two-story shingle style house will replace an existing 1949 ranch house on a bluff overlooking Bellport Bay and Fire Island to the south. It is designed in the tradition of many shingle style residences that line the southern shore of eastern Long Island. The owners will live primarily on the first floor. The second floor will have bedrooms for visiting children and guests and a sitting room with deck overlooking the water view. Construction is slated to start in late 2014.
An existing barn in North Amherst's Mill District is the future home of an Atkins Farms Country Market Store. The existing building will be extensively renovated to provide approx. 4,400SF of retail, office, and storage space. The agricultural spirit of the building will be preserved, and the distinctive “hay hood” at the front façade will be maintained. Site improvements include new paved parking, walkways, and additional green space.
Bordering the Norwottock bike path, the East Street Commons introduces 32 affordable and energy efficient single-story homes to Hadley, MA. Incorporating a central “commons” area, signature to Hadley’s landscape, this 55 and older community weaves open meadow green space through a variety of 2-bedroom homes designed in New England vernacular style.
Renovation & New Construction
Master plan for a renovation and addition to a school for children ages 3 to 12. The scope of work includes a new academic building with administrative spaces, a renovated library, and site improvements. In the spirit of the school's educational philosophy, spaces are organized around "community streets" and "the learning hall" which will foster interaction and learning between students and staff.