Renovation, Addition, Adaptive Reuse
Millbrook is a college prep boarding school in the Hudson River Valley. A major renovation transformed “The Barn” into a comfortable place for student recreation, gathering, and study, complete with a café and outdoor terrace. Elements of green design contribute to the building’s anticipated LEED Gold rating. Structural design included a mechanical trench and new attic space to house mechanical equipment, a partial second floor, a new deck connecting to an adjacent counseling office, and a terrace with assembly load capacity. Interventions were designed for several structural deficiencies identified during construction, including underpinning deteriorated walls and columns, replacing first floor framing with a concrete slab, sistering cracked joists, and supplementing timber beams.