South Hero, VT
Smith Buckley Architects
Completed: March 2016
This facility was erected in the middle of a South Hero field to house the owner’s car collection. In addition to the 8,000 square feet for displaying his vehicles, there is 3,000 square feet containing full repair shop with two vehicle lifts as well as a social room for entertaining. As the construction manager, we pulled together the project team, including design/build mechanical and electrical contractors, to complete the project in eight months.
Wanting to maintain the focus on the cars, Smith Buckley Architects kept the design simple for the structural steel building.
Inside: clear, polished radiantly heated concrete slab; plenty of windows, especially in the clerestory in order to provide ventilation and ample natural light; exposed roof structure, with LED lighting running in parallel lines with the bar joists.
Outside: matching corrugated metal panels for both roof and siding with a splash of blue and orange, an ode to classic Shell Racing colors.