Behind the Scenes at ECHO with C Bates.
Looks easy, doesn’t it? Just arrive at party time, with sunset, and take one photo.
Scene one: June sunset, no party
Scene two: July, bar set up in front of view, two large plants in middle of people dining, bushes obscure view of party
Scene three: early Aug party is in the southern half, upstairs on second floor balcony, and not under the canopy
Scene four: three weeks later, bar in back, bushes trimmed, trees gone, beautiful wedding party, glorious sunset
4 hours behind camera w tripod
About the Project
Echo at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
ECHO is the first LEED certified building in Vermont. This was a seminal project for our office as it initiated a shift in the primary focus of our work. Since ECHO, every major project in our office embodies the principles of sustainable design. The mission of ECHO was to create an interdisciplinary center that celebrates the ecology, culture, history and opportunity of the Lake Champlain Basin. Our challenge was to meet LEED requirements with a dynamic building that invites exploration (and, therefore, education) and reflects the relationship of the built and natural environment. ECHO includes approximately 25,000 SF of public exhibit space, classrooms, gift shop, cafe and support facilities. Read more about the project on the Smith-Alvarez-Sienkiewycz, Architects website
About the Architects:
Smith-Alvarez-Sienkiewycz, Architects was formed in 1993 by Bren Alvarez, Marty Sienkiewycz, and Stephen Smith. Located in the heart of Downtown Burlington, we have a staff of ten people, including eight registered architects, one architectural intern and an office manager. We are an accomplished and award-winning local firm with the proven capability to undertake complex projects with a wide range of type, size, and scope. www.sasarchitects.com