FAIR HAVEN - A collaboration between the Slate Valley Teen Center in Fair Haven and Stafford Technical Center has begun to develop as students from STC's Architecture Engineering Design (AED) program worked on the proposed teen center location under the supervision of architect Mark McManus of Middletown Springs.
STC second year students Chad Johnson and John Pluta, both from Mill River Union High School, spent time measuring, recording, and sketching the existing assembly space above the Fair Haven Municipal Offices.
The space originally housed the local high school, but has been unused for approximately 50 years. The space boasts high ceilings, wood wainscoting, and tall windows, which bring in lots of natural light and wonderful views of the town green. The Stafford AED students will have the opportunity to work on "as built" drawings which will be used in the development of a design for the center. This project has enabled the Stafford students to utilize their program skills in a "real world" application.
The proposed teen center will serve eleven surrounding towns and two high schools, Fair Haven Union High School and Poultney High School.