Designed to shelter bicycles from inclement weather and to help further beautify the Green Mountain College campus, this timber framed structure was proposed and build by Adam Zais and Taylor Herman to promote a more sustainable method of transportation throughout the GMC campus and the greater Poultney Village.
The shelter, which received a $5,000 grant from the Student Campus Greening Fund, was designed, proposed, and build entirely by students and with the help of a few generous professors and staff members.
Building materials were all sourced locally, helping to support the local economy and to promote the use of more local products.
A Learning Experieince
The covered bicycle shelter was my first successful attempt at bringing one of my many ideas into reality. Co-managing both the design and building process helped me gain an understanding for the difficulties and setbacks that often occur through the entire design/build process. Designing a structure with the intention to last well over 100 years, getting approval from the college president and land use committees, grant proposals and campaigning, and the physical labor involved to construct the structure were all concepts that I had to learn to overcome throughout the entirety of this project.
HUGE thanks to Adam Zais, Cody Gaylord, and Robin Chesnut-Tangerman on this project. Without them, my dream of a bicycle shelter would have never became a reality. You guys rock! I am forever greatful.
Also, thank you to all the students who voted to support our idea, the faculty who put up with our tireless application process, SCGF for the generous grant, all local business who helped with the materials, and of course, everyone who helped build!