Bartzen & Ball began a sector plan for The Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier, a National Trust property, in the Fall of 2005.
The purpose of the plan was to study the addition of educational, administrative and food service areas to support the Center’s mission to train school teachers about the Constitution. This new campus will be organized around the original William duPont farm complex, and makes use of existing and new buildings for educational outreach. The first phase of this sector planning incorporated renovations to the duPont Brick Stable as well as additional residential facilities for the Center.
The second phase of the project is intended to increase the capacity from 20 to 60 persons. The resulting ‘academic village’ will include new residential, classroom, dining, and office spaces. Ultimately, the center design will accomodate 150 people in a retreat-type setting.