2015 AIA NH Awards: Cast your Vote for TWO McHenry Projects

November 24, 2014 by

After winning last year’s AIA NH People’s Choice Award for our Ash Street Split project, we’re proud to announce that this year we have not one, but two projects nominated for the People’s Choice Award. This time one in the commercial category, Smuttynose Brewing Company, and one in the residential category Hyder CourtVOTE here!




Smuttynose Brewing Company

Hometown favorite, Smuttynose Brewing Company has recently completed the first phase of construction of its new brewery designed by McHenry Architecture. Located on Towle Farm Road in Hampton, NH, the project will result in a LEED-certified facility that will greatly increase the efficiency and capacity for the production of its award-winning brews with the ability to expand capacity when needed. The fourteen acre property and former site of the historic Towle Farm will be transformed into a state-of-the-art brewery complex. In general, the design has evolved from its context, such that the building form is in the agrarian vernacular while its function is modern, efficient and environmentally responsible. The owners and the entire design team remain committed to the principles of sustainable design throughout the design, construction, and operation of the facility. Cast your vote for Smuttynose Brewery here!


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Hyder Court

Hot on the heels of winning the 2014 Plan NH Visualizing Density Award for Urban Infill, our Hyder Court project has been nominated for an AIA NH People’s Choice Award. This project — on two lots totaling just over one acre — features two buildings, each with three units. Our projects in Portsmouth, a city steeped in historic character with a deep interest in preservation, doesn’t typically allow us to work so far outside the box so it was especially rewarding that the City and owner were so receptive to the contemporary attributes of this design. Cast your vote for Hyder Court here!

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