Middlebury Police Station


  • National Design-Build Award
    Public Sector Building, Under $15 Million
    Merit Award
    Design-Build Institute of America – DBIA

Our partnership with Bread Loaf Corporation as our design-build firm was successful and exceeded all expectations. The building is the focal point of civic pride in Middlebury. The layout, design features and elements have become an example for other police agencies to emulate.

Thomas Hanley Chief of Police


Bread Loaf worked with the Town of Middlebury to design a new police department, gain voter approval of the proposal and construct the facility. The new 7,620 square foot building, sited at the former wastewater treatment plant, satisfies the complex police program requirements with a clear floor plan and a simple form.

The exterior material, scale and massing of the structure reflect the civic nature of the building while welcoming visitors and harmonizing with the surrounding neighborhood. The main entry, lobby and public meeting room are oriented to the primary approach from town. Conversely, operations and secure functions are located toward the rear of the facility.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • Reclaim former waste water treatment plant site and encourage further development of in-town residential neighborhood
  • Removal of hazardous materials
  • Passive sun control
  • High-performance building envelope
  • Use of low-emitting interior finishes
  • Overall building energy efficiency
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Occupant-sensing HVAC controls
  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures