Emerging Professionals Design Competition
Tony Nazaka, Assoc. AIA, EPN Chair
The AIANH Emerging Professionals Design Competition (formerly the AIANH Intern/Young Architect Design Competition) was created in 2003 to provide an opportunity for interns and young architectural professionals to strengthen their design skills, gain recognition, and assist a community with their design challenges. It is open to all architectural interns and architects within five years of registration living or working in New England. Participants do not need to be members of AIA.
2016 Competition Results
The 2016 competition was for an Intermodal Transportation facility in Manchester, NH. While there were a variety of project requirements, the program was open for interpretation of what the building would need to be successful. The intention of this project was not only to encourage emerging professionals to use a full array of architectural creativity, but also to highlight the possibility of having such a structure north of Boston and the positive impact it would have on a growing city.
Scroll below to view the 2016 winners. Click on the big image to further enlarge. Click on the first small image to scroll through the others.
Press: Union Leader
Past Design Award Winners:
Katie Cressall AIA and Ernesto Rementilla, RODE Architects, Boston, MA
Jury Comments: "This Manchester Hub Transit proposal met all the required program elements in a fascinating way, but it was the suggested secondary program that set the design apart. The education component, along with the open offices, café, and bookstore gave strength to the overall program. Architecturally, the buildings proposed are quite stunning, while the larger scale planning was completely thought through. A building like this would change the face of Manchester from the interstate across the river, and definitely for the better. Not only was the architecture and program well received, but the graphics, diagrams, and overall presentation created the most compelling and thorough project.”
Christina McMahon, JSA, Inc., Portsmouth, NH
Jury Comments: "Christina presented a dynamic project that not only scored high in architectural design, but also in the secondary program and the building’s feasibility. The narrow structure that hugs the rail line as the primary program is strengthened by a pedestrian bridge to the adjacent farmers’ market and retail plaza of the secondary program. This was one of the strongest projects in regards to materiality, scale, and an overall feeling one would get when inhabiting the site. Graphically, this board ranked among the top in clarity, as well as in informing an audience on how the design was developed."
Adam Holmes AIA, PDT Architects, Portland, ME
Jury Comments: "Adams’ proposal for the Manchester Intermodal Transportation center creates a strong and energetic emotion within the Bedford Street lot, and the overall massing of this design creates a very interesting proposal. The secondary program of a hotel as part of the transportation center is not only practical, but strengthens the primary program in creating a living space for the number of travelers that would be coming through the city. The architecture, while unconventional, draws wonder from onlookers and traffic, and a sense of an important building is met. Graphically, this project was very well presented, and it was apparent there was a lot of thought put into the overall design."