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Aquatic Dreamhouse Required Fluid Construction Strategies

Pool-Centric Vision Posed Technical Challenges by Rick Reynolds Faced with a significant technical challenge, Alfandre Architecture, PC and its construction company, EcoBuilders Inc., teamed up with Bensonwood to fabricate and install the large-span glulam timbers and insulated shell of this spectacular 6,000 SF timbered dream house — all built around a large 2,000 SF indoor pool [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Bensonwood Associate's Visionary Design on Display at Boston Society of Architects Exhibit

              By Rick Reynolds “Urban Timber: From Seed to City,” a new exhibit at the Boston Society of Architects’ Gallery Space, celebrates wood as a natural and sensible building material for cities, while highlighting wood’s adaptability, versatility and extraordinary technical qualities. It also highlights some innovative thinking going on [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Bensonwood Featured in "The New Net Zero" by William Maclay

The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future by Rick Reynolds Bensonwood is featured prominently in a new book on Net Zero building by renowned architect William Maclay. We collaborated with Maclay Architects as a member of the team which designed and built the award-winning net-zero Bosarge [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 August 11th, 2014|1 Comment

On the Boards: Cape Cod Pool House

In keeping with this month's "Everyone into the Pool" theme, here is a charming little pool house we are helping fabricate on Cape Cod. Designed by Rebecca Elsy Ribeiro of D. Michael Collins, Architects, the energy-efficient building features classic colonial carriage house styling with cupola and a sheltered overhang. Bensonwood is crafting the timber frame, insulated wall and roof panels, and installing the [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 August 11th, 2014|1 Comment

Bensonwood Celebrates 11th Year Riding The Prouty to Fight Cancer

In our 11th year riding the Prouty, our 52 team members raised $11,000 for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Our team members ranged in age from 5 to 65+! The 33rd Annual Prouty raised over $2.7 million from cyclists, walkers, rowers, golfers and "virtual" participants, like our West Coast sales rep., Marilyn Taggart, in Seattle. [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 August 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Bensonwood Designer Tim Olson Wins AIA-VT Emerging Professionals Award

Bensonwood Design team member Tim Olson took Third Place in the AIA Vermont 2014 Emerging Professionals Network Design Competition: “Engaging the Public Library.” The Emerging Professionals Network of Vermont is a component of AIA Vermont, and serves local emerging professionals by representation on the AIAVT Board of Directors, while in turn educating members about important [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:55+00:00 July 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Unity Homes: Indoor Air Quality and Comfort

by Rick Reynolds You can live 21 days without food, 7 days without water, but only a few minutes without air. Every day we take 21,600 breaths; that’s nearly 8 million breaths of air a year. By weight, we take in more air than food: 4,500 times our own weight in an average lifetime.* On [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 July 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Project Update: Cotuit Kettleers Grandstand

by Rick Reynolds Bensonwood Day at the Cotuit Kettleers game June 14th on Cape Cod was a great success. The home team won, the rain stayed away and our wooden grandstands made their debut at Elizabeth Lowell Park. The hometown crowd was very proud of their new wooden grandstands...and so were we! Several members of the Bensonwood team that worked on the [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 July 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Project Update: A Solar Studio

By Rick Reynolds When Keene, New Hampshire, photographer Steve Holmes wanted a studio space, he was driven by a lifestyle decision to connect his business to family and home. He also wanted more touch points for an enhanced client experience, where they could initially meet Steve, discuss the shoot, be photographed, then review the finished work. Holmes, who [...]

2017-01-12T13:48:56+00:00 June 4th, 2014|1 Comment