Maclay Architects to Design Greylock Glen Outdoor Center

The Town of Adams is working with Maclay Architects of Waitsfield, Vermont to provide the architectural design services for the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center. At approximately 10,000 square feet in area, the Outdoor Center will be the first major building at the Greylock Glen Resort. A key goal of the Greylock Glen project is to become a model of sustainable development. This was an important consideration in the Town’s selection of Maclay Architects, who have significant experience in sustainable design. William Maclay, the firm’s founder and lead architect, is a LEED Accredited Professional and the author of The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future.

An example of Maclay's design work is Dartmouth College's recently completed Moosilauke Lodge in Warren, NH.

The architectural team includes William Maclay as lead architect, Eileen Hee, architect and project manager, and Steve Derdiarian of VHB, Inc. as lead landscape architect. The team completed schematic design plans in June 2018 and is now working toward full design.

  • The Outdoor Center will provide space for four distinct building uses:
  • A welcome center will introduce visitors to Greylock Glen and provide information about recreational opportunities, the natural environment and the building itself. It will also include exhibits and concessions.
  •  A four-season café will provide meals and refreshments with both indoor and outdoor seating and cooking. The café will use low-energy kitchen equipment and methods.
  • An outdoor outfitter will sell and rent a wide variety of outdoor recreation gear and supplies, as well as provide repair services.
  • An environmental education facility will provide classrooms for a range of environmental programming, meeting space, and flexible multi-functional space also available for community events.
In his book on net-zero energy design and construction, William Maclay offers a vision and detailed information on how buildings can be beautiful, comfortable, healthy and fossil-fuel free. This knowledge and experience will be brought to the design development of the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center.