Springfield School Adaptive Reuse
A New Plan Reimagines 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.