Schedule: Completion Scheduled for Fall 2015
Project Manager: William Kitchel
Architect: S2 Architecture
General Contractor: DEW Construction Corp.
The UVM Miller Research Complex functions as a teaching and working farm and an on-farm research facility. It is located just south of the UVM campus and sits in a suburban setting with direct visibility from the Interstate. As such, it is a place visited often by the public and UVM students. The farm is home to a teaching herd of Holsteins and Jerseys, about 100 animals including calves, heifers, milking cows, dry cows and horses.
This revitalization project proposes to replace old, worn out farm buildings with new state-of-the-art facilities. These improvements will provide a higher quality student experience, increased experiential learning opportunities and will increase research activities and extramural funding. The project will provide the needed physical infrastructure and alignment of our facilities with new initiatives in food systems, which will enable research and teaching partnerships with Vermont’s agricultural and environmental sectors that will contribute to the state’s economic well-being. One of our goals is to make the Miller Research Complex energy neutral, using technologies that could serve as a model for farms throughout the state.