University of Vermont

Harris-Millis Commons


Harris-Millis Commons Renovation and Expansion

Bread Loaf was the Construction Manager as Advisor for this fast-track expansion project. The Harris-Millis Complex, built in 1969, includes two three-story residence buildings connected by a two-story dining facility and common area. Bread Loaf constructed an addition to increase dining capacity, expand the first-floor servery into a multi-station food court and install an elevator to conform to accessibility requirements. The Commons’ outdated façade was removed and, after enlarging the building, a brick and glass façade was constructed to greatly improve the interior views and exterior appearance.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • An indoor air quality plan was successfully implemented during construction
  • Waste management plan - 63% of all construction waste was diverted as part of project