2010 AIANH Excellence in Architecture Design Awards
The AIANH Excellence in Architecture Awards Program was instituted in 1983 for the purpose of providing public and professional recognition for architectural projects of design excellence by New Hampshire architects. Each entry is judged on the following criteria: overall design excellence including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client's program. Scroll below to see the 2010 results.
2010 Design Awards
Hanover Co-op Community Market, Hanover, NH
Architect: UK Architects, PC, Hanover, NH
Construction Manager: Trumbull Nelson
Landscape Architect: ORW Landscape Architects
The jury notes a thoughtful and well-resolved solution at multiple levels, beginning with the programming, successful response to a challenging set of site design requirements, and successful interior space organization. The architect specifies a beautiful use of materials externally and an interesting interior material palette & color choice as well. A clever structural system enriches this project. The architect has achieved a commendable air sealing success. We imagine the luminous clerestory is an attractive (and well conceived) landmark at the roundabout.
Photographer: Gary Hall Photography
Windham High School, Windham, NH
Architect: Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Manchester, NH
Construction Manager: Harvey Construction
An interesting formal arrangement brought the jury’s attention to this school. The building exhibits a particularly successful treatment of interior spaces, achieving a variety of moods. A “main street” organizational concept appears particularly well conceived. Daylighting appears well executed and appropriately prioritized. Finally, the architects seem to have achieved this success under particularly adverse circumstances. This project could equally receive an award for having changed horses in midstream without having fallen off.
Photographer: Joseph St. Pierre Photography
KSC Pondside III Residence Hall, Keene, NH
Project Architects:Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Manchester, NH
Design Architects: Newman Architects, New Haven, CT
Construction Manager:MacMillin Company
The clever integration of modern and vernacular is commendable. Jury notes a beautiful use of exterior materials. A well-resolved plan, clustering bedrooms with hierarchical aggregation successfully supports student community. Jury notes this building’s interesting siting —the bending of the building enlivens the exterior spaces. There is a well-conceived entry sequence and position of the main stairway so as to encourage it as the primary vertical access conduit (rather than the elevator, positioned away and to one side).
Photographer: Joseph St. Pierre Photography
Burning Bridge Sound Studio, Boston, MA
Architect: AG Architects, Dover, NH
Construction Manager: Adams Point Contracting, Inc.
This simple, restrained and clear material palette, within an existing historic fabric retains the sense of the really beautiful, old building.
Photographer: AG Architects
Addition and Renovations, NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Architect: Dennis Mires, P.A., The Architects , Manchester, NH
Construction Manager: Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc.
Jury appreciates this project as an exciting marriage of existing and new. Jury commends the effort to save and reposition the existing brick building and commends the resourceful efforts to capture rainwater.
Photographer: Rixon Photography, LLC
Monadnock Mills No. 2 & No. 6, Claremont, NH
Architect: UK Architects, PC Hanover, NH
Construction Manager: ReArch Company LLC
Jury commends this delightfully well-executed renovation of a worthy building in a wonderful location. We applaud the restraint and sensitivity with which the new insertions were executed.
Photographer: Sally McCay
Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm, Peterborough, NH
Architect: O'Neil Pennoyer Architects,, Groton, MA
Construction Manager: Bruss Construction, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Brown Sardina Design
Beautifully developed community design. Admirable commitment to principles of sustainability.
Photographers: Clive Russ, Aerial photo: Alex MacLean
Southeast Residential Community (SERC), University of NH, Durham, NH
Architect: JSA Inc., Portsmouth, NH
Contractor: Harvey Construction
Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership
The Jury makes this Special Mention for a well-executed site organization of a complex grouping of buildings.
Photography: David Maurand
Phillips Exeter Academy Faculty Housing, Exeter, NH
Architect: TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH
Contractors: Bruss Construction; HW DeVries
Landscape Architect: Holzaepfel Design
Clever use of modern materials in contextual forms. Strong sense of community.
Photography: Carl Vernlund
New England Mountaintop House, Squam Lake, NH
Architect: Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc., Boston, MA
Contractor: Dean Anderson
Successful integration of house with landscape. Excellent use of passive solar and local materials.
Photography: Robert Benson Photography
Special Mention for Unbuilt Architecture
The Tenny Mountain Cabin
Architect: Jonathan Hallé, AIA and Jason LaCombe AIA, Warrenstreet Architects, Concord, NH
This design is clever and thought provoking. It gives a new twist to an old idea and would drive an interesting experience.
People's Choice Awards: Residential
Bigelow House, NH
Architect: Daniel V. Scully Architects, Keene, NH
Contractor: Brian Akerley
Photography: On Site Photography
People's Choice Awards: Non-Residential
Gilford Community Church & Youth Center, Gilford, NH
Architect: Stewart Associates Architects, Laconia, NH
General Contractor: NCM Management
Photography: John W. Hession
2010 Awards for Outstanding Service
Thomas House AIA for his exceptional service to our Chapter on the Board of Directors for six years holding the offices of Past-President, President, President-Elect, and Vice-president, and as a Director. He guided the AIANH Excellence in Architecture Design Awards program for the past 10 years. One of his passions has been to support our young architects and interns. He chaired the Intern Development Committee for many years and has been instrumental in establishing resources for Emerging Professionals. An integral part of Chapter initiatives, Tom has worked on such programs as Learning by Design, the educational outreach program of the Chapter, and with the planning committee of the 2009 AIANE Regional Conference. This past year he served as president of New Hampshire Architecture Foundation, the charitable arm of the AIANH Chapter.
Outstanding Service Awards are given to those members who have gone "above and beyond" in their service to AIANH and to the built environment in New Hampshire.
AIANH 2010 Design Awards Jury
Bruce Coldham AIA,
Coldham and Hartman Architects, Amherst, MA
Martha Montgomery AIA,
Montgomery Ark, Williamstown, MA
Stephen Schreiber FAIA,
Professor and the Program Director in, Architecture + Design,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst