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ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

South Pomfret, VT

Recipient of the 2019 Vermont Public Places Honor Award

ArtisTree is a community arts center and gallery located in South Pomfret, Vermont.  The ordered master plan was a response to providing a subtle campus-like atmosphere to the vernacular structures and the agricultural landscape within this historic village. 

The architectural change of use: dairy barn to art studios; farmhouse to gallery; and grange to theater, required a strong visual framework, clear pedestrian connections and a mix of public, semi-public and private spaces.

Quarried Vermont schist walls, tabletop-flat Goshen stone walks and terraces, and a native plant palette provide a cohesive aesthetic and clear, efficient functionality.