University of Vermont

McAuley Hall


In February 2009, the University of Vermont selected Bread Loaf to provide both design and construction management services for a complete renovation of the 42,000 sf building, McAuley Hall. The four-story residence and dining hall will provide 147 beds in 75 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a 200-seat dining room with kitchen and associated support spaces, a fitness room with state-of-the art equipment and lounge spaces.

A sprinkler system and new fire alarm system were added along with upgrades to the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems making it significantly more energy efficient. Exterior upgrades include the restoration of the glass, steel and slate curtain wall, new paving and walkways, sewer and stormwater line replacement and associated landscaping.

This project was achieved within a nine-week design schedule and ten-week construction schedule including significant structural upgrades that were not part of the original project and discovered only after demolition was complete.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • Building Re-Use/Renovation
  • Storm Water Management
  • Overall Building Energy Efficiency
  • Use of Local Materials
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Construction Waste Management Plan
  • Recycled Materials
  • Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
  • Energy Star® Appliances
  • Removal of Hazardous Material