Springfield School Adaptive Reuse

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  • •Building re-use


Reimagining a Former School’s Place in the Community

A historic school building is being repurposed to spur economic development and revive Springfield, Vermont’s rich history of innovation.  This adaptive reuse project will convert the former school into a variety of spaces including an innovative maker space, 22 apartments, offices, an auditorium, and a gymnasium.  The Black River Innovation Campus has three main objectives: a remote workplace for digital employees in Springfield; an entrepreneurship center for the creation of new technology businesses; and a partnership with the Springfield School District and local organizations to assist students in learning and participating in computer science, robotics and computational thinking.  The concept is a live/work/play space that allows residents and workers to have a wide variety of resources all in one place.