Middlebury College – Old Chapel Renovations


Middlebury College — Old Chapel Renovations, Middlebury, VT

Renovation of the Old Chapel, built in 1836, addressed the need for historical preservation while bringing the facility and its technologies into the 21st century. The modernized interior features new executive and administrative offices and an elegant, two-story boardroom outfitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual and information technology.


Size: 17,500 Square Feet
Schedule: 4 months
Contract Type: Construction Manager-at-Risk
Owner: Middlebury College
Architect: Moser Pilon Nelson / Architects


Exterior restoration involved removal of the existing original windows, replacement with energy efficient replicas, selective repointing and leaning of the original gray limestone, restoring the clock tower matching existing details and repairing and replacing the slate roof.

Interior renovations included extensive demolition of all walls and ceilings, removal and replacement of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems, an elevator and new secondary stair and extensive woodwork fabrications.

Located at the heart of Middlebury’s historic “stone row”, the Old Chapel was designed to resemble a New England mill building with its gray limestone, row windows and great chimneys.

Middlebury College – Old Chapel Renovations