Our Credentials
A Construction Background
Unlike the majority of architects, the partners each have extensive professional construction experience. We have built projects of our own design. We have first hand experience with the pricing, bidding and management process from the perspective of architects, owners and general contractors. Our familiarity with the construction process allows us to be efficient and effective during the bidding process on larger projects. We are proud of our ability to bring projects in on budget. Our firm has worked on projects with negotiated bids, competitive bids, and projects with multiple subcontracts, and we feel confident working with any of these contract situations. Finally, our construction experience gives us an ability to communicate and interact well with contractors and builders. We strive to have the construction process be a cooperative team endeavor rather than a confrontational or adversarial process. This background is invaluable when it comes time to design solutions that are easily buildable at an affordable price.

Teaching Experience
The partners both teach architecture and design/build at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. We have, when requested, incorporated students or a teaching experience into the design and construction of our projects.

Public Service
Both partners have served on their respective town select boards. Bast has additionally served on his planning commission, and is past president of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Rood has served on the Warren School Board, the Warren Education fund, and is on the Board of Directors of the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. The value of this public service to an architectural practice is a thorough understanding of how communities work, and how to get responsible, worthy projects done.


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