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Below are key AIANH and other AIA events and programs. For non-AIA events, some of which also offer AIA LUs, please see the Other Events page.

August 20, 2021 - 1:00pm to January 21, 2022 - 2:00pm

Emerging Professionals Construction Tour Series: Oyster River Middle School




Three tours, each highlighting different construction phases, of the new, 700 student 142,000 SF Oyster River Middle School in Durham NH. The design includes a Central Learning Common area, 4 story clerestory monitor, support for Library, Arts, STEM and Fitness programs as well as a 1,000 seat Recital Hall. The building is designed for Net-Zero use, and is currently trending to be Net-Positive, featuring geothermal heating/cooling systems and PV arrays to supply electricity.



August 20, 1PM

October 22, 2PM

January 21, 2PM



ARCHITECT: Lavallee Brensinger Architects



SPEAKERS: Architects Stephen Laput, AIA and Anne Ketterer of Lavallee Brensinger Architects will discuss the design process and lead tours of the project.


Safety requirements: Note this project is currently under construction, offering a unique perspective into building systems and assembly details. As such, proper footwear, safety glasses and hardhats will be required.  Attendees are expected to supply their own safety equipment.


COVID requirements: State recommendations for best practices in a group setting, current at the time of the tours, will be adhered to. Facemasks and hand sanitizer will be provided.


Note that while these tours are open to the general design community, it’s a unique opportunity for young architects and emerging professionals to see first hand the construction and detailing of a high performance, sustainable education project, one of the first of it’s kind in the country.


This tour series is free for Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals are individuals who are still students, have up to five years post-graduate experience in the architectural profession and are pursuing licensure, or have been licensed as an architect for five years or less.


Professionals fee:  $60 for all three tours

These fees will be used specifcally to support future programs run by the AIANH Emerging Professionals.



REGISTER for all three tours today.


Oyster River Middle School
1 Coe Drive, Durham, NH 03824

September 23, 2021 - 5:30pm

2021 Chapter Celebration and Annual Awards

Alnoba, Kensington, NH
Thursday, September 23, 5:30 PM

Please join us on the evening of September 23 when we can once again come together in person as a community for a festive occasion to catch-up with old friends, meet new members who have joined us in the last year and recognize the 2021 Design Awards Recipients.

New this year! In lieu of the formal ceremony: 

Indoor / Outdoor Event on the art-filled grounds surrounding Alnoba, a Passive House Retreat Center.  We invite you to take in the award-winning architecture and beautiful landscape.

Premier of the 2021 Design Awards Video Shorts.  Monitors will be positioned in various locations around the building for small group viewings of the award-winning projects.

*Gourmet* Barbeque and cash bar with signature cocktail.  

Inaugural Announcement of a new AIANH award: Young Architect of the Year

We will comply with all CDC and state guidelines in place at the time of the event.  As the date approaches we will be in contact with registrants to provide information about safety measures we are taking in coordination with the Alnoba event manager and catering staff. 

Registration fees:
$90 Professionals
$60 Emerging Professionals

An emerging professional is defined as an individual who is still a student, has up to five years of postgraduate experience in the architectural profession and is pursuing licensure, or has been licensed as an architect for five years or less.

If we must cancel the event due to renewed pandemic restrictions, we will refund your registration fees (less cc processing fees).   August 23 is our last day to cancel/postpone with the venue.

Registration fees after August 23:
$110 Professionals
$80 Emerging Professionals

We are unable to refund registration fees after August 23.  Thank you for your understanding.

Let us know you are coming!


This event is made possible by these generous sponsors:






It is also made possible by our Corporate Allied Partners:



Crown Point Cabinetry
North Branch Construction
Pella Windows and Doors


NH Home Magazine 


24 Cottage Rd.
Kensington, NH 03833