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With the new Executive Director, the AIA New Hampshire office will be moving. We have a select number of AIA Contract Documents in paper format that we are selling at a 25% discount. There are limited quantities available, so the sale will be on a first come-first serve basis. Please check the attached price list for a list of the documents on sale. You may order by phone, email or post. Sale will continue through September 22. Sale list

Bonnie Kastel

Bonnie Kastel has been selected
as the new Executive Director
for AIA New Hampshire,
to begin October 1.

As some of you may know, the AIA New Hampshire Board of Directors has been busy since late winter with the work of finding a new Executive Director to take on the role in October when Carolyn Isaak retires from the position. Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated committee of the Board, we were all able to interview four well-qualified persons from a field of eighteen candidates. Special thanks go out to Shannon Alther AIA, our past, past president who volunteered to follow through as committee chairman and brought us together for the final candidate interviews.

In case you may have been living under a rock, this past month a controversy was sparked about a little boy who fell into a gorilla pit at a zoo. The controversy covered everything from a lack of parental overlook, to animal cruelty, to proper buildings/structures to house and observe animals. Again, as you probably already know, the gorilla was tragically shot and killed as a means to save the young boy’s life. This is one of those social situations that, no matter what happened, was not going to have a good outcome. Could architecture have played a role in avoiding such a tragedy?