2010 Intern/YA Design Competition
The AIANH Intern/Young Architect Design Competition was created 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 New Hampshire architectural interns and architects within five years of registration. Participants do not need to be members of AIA.
The 2010 competition was for a renovation and addition to the: Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford, NH. The competition was open to all architectural interns and architects within five years of registration living or working in New Hampshire. A presentation will be made in the winter of 2010 for the building committee's review. For the competition specifications and images of all entries in the 2010 program go to: http://aianhyac.webs.com/o8entries.htm
2010 Competition Results
Brian Murphy AIA and Alyssa Murphy AIA
This submission proposed a building expansion to the east, thus creating an interesting massing strategy and a novel and thoughtfully located exterior amphitheater. The design created a nice spatial progression from each of the three building entries; the historic entry, the main library entry, and the children's library entry. Overall, this proposal solved programmatic, siting, and massing issues most successfully. The "books-on-shelf" imagery was quite engaging, as well. A very nice and well-developed presentation.
Nathan Stolarz, TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH
This proposal created an elegant glass and columnar structure hovering over the entire historic building and proposed addition. This strategy created an architecturally unified public library with intriguing night-time lighting possibilities. The proposal suggests a bold solution for a historically sensitive public building. The presentation is graphically stunning. It would be very interesting to be a participant in the public discussion of this proposal.
Christina O’Brien, Assoc. AIA, SISR Architecture, Marlow, NH
This proposal successfully incorporated traditional New England architectural elements to weave the entire building massing into the character of this small New England town. The program needs were well addressed. A carefully executed presentation.
Bill Schoonmaker AIA
Schoonmaker Architects, Durham, NH
Leslie Thomas AIA
Thomas Bracy Architects, PLLC, Concord, NH
Director, Milford Library, Milford, NH.