Algiers Village Housing
Location: Guilford, VT
Architect: Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
Contract Amount: $3,023,310
Formerly an abandoned warehouse lot, this new construction project included two buildings.
A 15 unit building, known as the 15-Plex, has three floors of 15 apartments. The units have a mix of one and two bedrooms. An elevator provides access to all three floors.
The second building is a traditional style duplex apartment building. This building includes a three bedroom unit that can serve as both a living and working space.
Each building has a street facing porch as well as covered parking and streetscape landscaping for the residents.
Notable Individuals and Firms:
Ted Samuelsen – Housing Vermont
Betsy Hall – Windham & Windsor Houisng Trust
Michael Wisniewski – Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
Scott Sharra – Project Superintendent
Bernie LaRock & Sons, A.L. Tyler & Sons, Al Jeffers & Sons, Barrows Roofing & Set Specialists, Bay State Elevator, Belletetes, Blanchard & Sons Drywall, Builders Installed Products, Farnum Cellulous Insulators, Foard Panel, Jeffords Steel & Engineering, KABA, Inc., Northern Plasterwork, Paul G. White Interior Solutions, Penrod Stairways, Premier Concrete, Southern Vermont Sprinkler Services, Tri-State Acoustical, Vermont Protective Coatings, W.R. Painting, WAL Masonry, Wallace Building Products, Windows & Doors by Brownell
Old Windsor Village Apartments
Location: Windsor, Vermont
Architect: Banwell Architects
Contract Amount: $4,686,138
In 1809 the Windsor Vermont State Prison opened. At the time, it was considered the most modern penal institute in America. It remained open for 166 years, closing in August 1975.
The facility was eventually renovated into what is still today, an apartment community for retirees and low income families. Renovations included preserving the Federalist architecture of the original design and transformation of the prison yard into a landscaped courtyard garden.
In 2010 Ingram Construction was contracted by Housing Vermont to rehabilitate 77 residential units in three buildings with attention to historic preservation. The work includes site drainage improvements, masonry restoration, high performance upgrades to the building envelopes which include installation of modern energy efficient windows that conform to historic preservation standards. All 77 units and common areas received all new finishes, kitchens, and appliances.
Other energy conservation measures included installation of an automated biomass wood heating system, solar hot water collectors, and storage tanks for building heat and domestic hot water.
The entire facility also received security and life safety upgrades to the sprinkler and alarm systems.
Notable Individuals and Firms:
Ted Samuel – Housing Vermont
Ingrid Nichols – Banwell Architects
Eric Frowein – Project Superintendent
Lawrence & Lober Electric; Life Safety Fire Protection; Black River Mechanical; Blanchard & Sons Drywall; Builders Installed Products; McEntee Masonry; M&M Carpet; Stebbins Painting
Tontine/Canal Street Affordable Housing
Location: Brattleboro & Guilford, Vermont
Architect: N-B-F Architects, Rutland, VT
Contract Amount: $1,540,339
The restoration of the historic Tontine Building in the Algiers Village section of Guilford, VT presented numerous challenges—not the least of which was raising the entire building 3 feet into the air so that a new highly energy efficient foundation could be installed. A high percentage of the existing building’s material was removed and resold by a local salvage company, greatly reducing the volume of material entering the solid waste stream. Extensive structural work and envelope improvements help insure that this affordable housing project will stand on its busy corner for another century.
2009 Preservation Award Winner
Windham Housing Trust and the Friends of Algiers for the Tontine Building Rehabilitation Project
The Tontine Building in Algiers Village is a 19th century Federal-style building with a “hardworking past and a fresh new beginning”. The first significant addition to affordable housing in the town of Guilford, the historic building now offers seven fully renovated apartments in the village center for area residents. Located on the corner of Route 5 and the Guilford Center Road, the 1819 Tontine Building is an important historic anchor in Guilford’s Algiers Village. The building is one of several surviving structures built by an early group of entrepreneurs who utilized available water power from the nearby Broad Brook.
The building, with 25 owners in 150 years, has been through many transformations and housed a mix of commercial and single and multi-family uses. Completed last fall, the extensive rehabilitation of this historic landmark is a symbol of a highly successful partnership between a regional non-profit affordable housing organization, the Windham Housing Trust and a local community group, the Friends of Algiers Village, and a renewed sense of identity in the community and vision for the future.
Mountains Edge Condominiums – Retaining Wall & Regrading Work
Location: Brownsville, Vermont
Architect: SVE, Keene, NH
Contract Amount: $88,474
Ingram Construction Corporation replaced a badly decayed wood retaining wall with precast concrete Redi-Rock. As part of this project, extensive regrading work was done to an adjacent slope thereby eliminating the need for other retaining walls.
Mountain’s Edge Condominiums – Building 100
Location: Brownsville, Vermont
Architect: Barrett Architecture - White River Junction, VT
Contract Amount: $1,694,869
Shortly after being awarded the contract for rebuilding this 12 unit condominium structure that was destroyed by fire in January of 2007, Ingram Construction was issued a challenge by the Owner: have the building safe and ready to occupy before the one year anniversary of the fire without any significant costs beyond the insurance reimbursement. Our framers drove the first nails in early September of 2007 and the 26,500 building was ready for occupancy in January of 2008—on time and on budget. Subsequent to the completion of the work on Building 100 the Mountain’s Edge Condominium Association has worked with Ingram Construction to upgrade and repair the other 5 buildings that comprise this 72 unit condominium development.
Location: Drewsville, New Hampshire
Architect: Paul Mirski & Assoc.
Contract Amount: $581,327
The Drewsville Mansion was selected as one of the NH Preservation Alliance’s 25 Milestone Projects of the last 25 Years. In 1998 it also received the Preservation Achievement Award from the NH Preservation Alliance for Outstanding preservation and rehabilitation.
This Historic Residence was converted to five units of affordable housing.
Notable individuals and firms include:
Keith Thibault, Southwestern Community Services
Paul Mirski, Paul Mirski Architects
WWHT – PE1
Location: Brattleboro, VT
Architect: Arnold & Scangas Architects
Contract Amount: $2,178,929
Ingram Construction provided CM services for the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust’s Portfolio Enhancement Phase 1 project. This 2.1 million dollar project is a scattered site undertaking which is geared to significantly improve the energy efficiency of four properties in Brattleboro as well as one in Wilmington. In addition to upgrades in insulation, air sealing, and HVAC systems there is comprehensive sprucing up of the 29 housing units in the various properties. These improvements include new kitchens, refinishing existing wood floors, drywall and painting, new siding, roof repairs, and improved landscaping to the buildings’ green spaces. All 29 units were occupied at the time of our being awarded the contract for the work, necessitating a great deal of planning, communication, and cooperation between the Housing Trust, Arnold & Scangas Architects, and Ingram Construction.