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AIA New Hampshire Design Awards

01.15.13 / Peter Reiss, AIA, LEED AP

Last Friday January 11th, Philip Laird, James Meinecke and I attended the annual AIA New Hampshire (AIANH) Excellence in Architecture Design Awards Banquet and I am pleased to announce that the Phillips Hall Renovation and Addition project at Phillips Exeter Academy received a Merit Award!

Of the 39 submissions, AIANH selected ten projects to be recognized at the awards banquet at the Bedford Village Inn and ARC was honored along with representatives from Phillips Exeter Academy as well as project team members from Harvey Construction and RFS Engineering.

Jury Comments

“Phillips Hall is a wonderful example of how we, as architects, can bring the absolute highest systems thinking to bear as a way of preserving architectural and cultural heritage for generations to come. We commend the client, as well as the architect, for their commitment to this elegant 1930’s academic building.  The architects demonstrated wonderful attention to detail both in the renovation of the existing structure and in the integration of a sophisticated new mechanical system. The choice of a geothermal heating and cooling system limited interior disturbances to the building and eliminated unsightly mechanical systems that would otherwise have been required on rooftops or around the building at grade. The jury felt strongly that this project exemplifies sustainability in practice. The renovation’s technical sophistication demonstrates how historic buildings can be repurposed to meet the technological and functional needs of today’s campuses.”

For the full press release click here.

For further project information click here.

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