The Taps are Flowing at Hampshire College’s Kern Center

Jul 20, 2017

Berkshire Design’s innovative water system at the Kern Center goes live at Hampshire College. It is the first system in the country to not rely on chlorine for water treatment.  Water is collected from the roof and processed through filters before making its way to the faucet.  Part of the larger living building challenge, the project … Continue reading The Taps are Flowing at Hampshire College’s Kern Center

Kern Center sustainable building

R. W. Kern Center Featured in Architectural Record

Mar 1, 2017

Ahead of the Pack–Case Studies Demonstrating Exemplary Sustainable Design Published by Architectural Record on March 1, 2017 Architectural Record has recently published an article showcasing Berkshire Design’s work in Western Massachusetts.  The four projects help promote sustainable strategies in the region and nationwide. “…In Western Massachusetts, there are four completed projects pursuing certification or already certified: … Continue reading R. W. Kern Center Featured in Architectural Record

Crocker Farm playground

Preschool Playground at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst Officially Opens

Dec 9, 2016

Published by the Daily Hampshire Gazette on October 18, 2016 The Daily Hampshire Gazette published an article on the opening of the preschool playground at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst, MA. Teacher Linda Prothers said the playground’s features are geared toward the sensory, motor-skill, physical and social development needs unique to preschool-aged children. The … Continue reading Preschool Playground at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst Officially Opens

Hampshire College entrance Sustainable design

At Hampshire College, Sustainability Efforts Reach New Level

Dec 9, 2016

Published by the Boston Globe on February 20, 2016 Recently featured in an article by the Boston Globe was the Kern Center at Hampshire College. The Kern Center is a Net Zero energy building, meaning the building will produce ZERO net energy. The private college’s first new building in 20 years is a model of … Continue reading At Hampshire College, Sustainability Efforts Reach New Level

Hitchcock Center building sustainable design

Hitchcock Celebrates New $5.8M Home

Dec 9, 2016

Published by the Daily Hampshire Gazette on October 1, 2016 The Daily Hampshire Gazette recently published an article on the opening of one of our most recent projects, the Hitchcock Center at Hampshire College. The Hitchcock Center at Hampshire College is another net zero energy undertaking by the college. Hampshire College also recently opened the … Continue reading Hitchcock Celebrates New $5.8M Home

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