Ilsley Public Library Building Planning

After requesting qualifications and reviewing proposals, the Joint Library-Selectboard Building Committee hired Gossens-Bachman Architects to create a preliminary design and cost estimate for meeting the future space needs of Ilsley Library.  Please check back here often to review progress on the project and to learn about opportunities for providing input.

Ilsley Library Mission and Guiding Principles


Tentative Schedule

Task 1: Project Initiation and Background Material-Fact Finding, Program Development

September 21 – October 21, 2016

  • Initial programming discussions
  • Outline project goals, parameters, building performance goals
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical consultant reviews
  • Develop detailed project schedule

Task 2: Community Input – Meeting #1 Goals and Vision

November 10th, 2016 – 6:30 to 8:30 at the Ilsley Library Community Meeting Room.

  • Prepare graphic materials necessary for a public forum
  • Meeting to bring community into the process

Task 3: Design Concepts and Preliminary Budgets

November 11 to December 16, 2016

  • Prepare 3 alternative design concepts with preliminary budgets
  • Develop 1 of the design concepts into a final direction

Task 4: Code and Permit Review

December 16 to December 23, 2016

  • Thorough code review of design concept chosen
  • Permit identification

Task 5: Interface with State Division of Historic Preservation

December 26 to January 6, 2017

  • Coordinate with Division of Historic Preservation for design concept chosen

Task 6: Community Input – Meeting #2 Design Opportunities

Schedule between January 13 and January 20,  2017

  • Prepare graphic materials necessary for a public forum
  • Meeting with community to look at favored design concept to identify issues and opportunities

Task 7: Refinement of Final Design Approach

January 20 to February 20, 2017

  • Design team incorporates all input from Ilsley staff, committee and community to formulate a final design

Task 8: Report

February 20 to March 1, 2017

  • Assemble all findings in a bound report that includes recommendations, preliminary plans reflective of the program, description of systems and anticipated construction budget

Task 9: Support

March 2, 2017

  • Provide graphic materials and preparation of informational brochures
  • Support and provide necessary documentation to assist in fundraising, bond votes, grants, etc.


Please contact Kevin Unrath at 802-388-4098 or with any questions you may have.