Bentley Science Hall
Northern Vermont University, Johnson
Johnson State College, now Northern Vermont University, chose Freeman French Freeman to renovate Bentley Hall, home to the Departments of Mathematics and Environmental and Health Sciences. The three-story building includes a 200-seat lecture hall, an interactive television studio, and laboratories for biology, chemistry, physical sciences and geographic information systems.
The project involved complete renovations to three teaching labs, creating two new labs from existing classroom and storage spaces, and reconfiguring faculty offices and common spaces. The project also added new program spaces by removing an existing staircase to make way for a glassed-in meeting room on the main floor and a student lounge on the second floor. Existing emergency exits, staircases, and doors were also upgraded to meet modern codes.