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Josiah Smith Tavern
Josiah Smith Tavern, an 18th and 19th century wood-framed structure includes the main building “tavern” with an attached barn and connector. Located at the center of Weston, the historically significant building once played a role in the American Revolution and was used as an Inn and residence during Colonial times. The design-team was faced with the challenge of translating the original structure into a code-compliant and modernized facility re-purposed into a function hall with a fully equipped restaurant. AEI designed MEP/FP systems that blend into the historic fabric of the building while complying with State and Federal regulations for code compliance accessibility. To minimize visibility, AEI designed fully-sprinklered spaces with upturned heads, new power, and new utilities for sanitary sewer, kitchen waste, cold water, natural gas, emergency lighting, kitchen hood ducts and exhaust, fire suppression, fire alarm, security, and basic HVAC systems. Additionally, the project complies with energy conservation regulations with the goal of meeting Applicable LEED standards where possible.