This former DuPont family stable building, which is situated on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier is has been renovated by Bartzen & Ball for use as an educational building as part of the Center for the Constitution at Montpelier.
The brick building is characterized by high-volume spaces, sliding barn doors and custom iron jamb guards cast in the shape of a horse foreleg. The renovation included new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. A new front porch improves the entry sequence into the building, and outdoor gatherings are possible on patios off the rear of the building.
The program for the facility houses a large classroom, dining room and catering/ service kitchen, break-out rooms and informal meeting spaces, offices and open work areas for Center staff, and support spaces.