Expansion and Renovation
An expansion and renovation to VPR’s existing headquarters and broadcast studios, effectively doubling the space of the existing facility
Vermont Public Radio’s facility has been designed to achieve maximum energy efficiency, as part of Efficiency Vermont’s Net Zero pilot program — utilizing air source heat pumps, solar panels, and high-efficiency lighting, so that the facility produces more energy than it consumes. The expansion includes a new state-of-the-art studio for broadcasts, Internet streaming, and live performances.
This challenging project required careful planning and investigation during the preconstruction process, to ensure that construction activities did not impact the radio station’s broadcast quality. Creative solutions were developed to mitigate potential noise issues that were identified in early testing of simulated construction activities.
The last phase of the project was the renovation of VPR’s existing facility, a former veterinarian hospital constructed in 1908 within the Fort Ethan Allen complex.