2015 Emerging Professionals Design Competition
The AIANH Emerging Professionals Design Competition (formerly the AIANH Intern/Young Architect Design Competition) was created in 2003 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 architectural interns and architects within five years of registration living or working in New England. Participants do not need to be members of AIA.
The 2016 Call for Entries is now available. The program is for an Inter-modal Transportation facility in Manchester, NH. While there are some project requirements, the program is very open this year for interpretation of what the building will need to be successful. All of the pertinent information and registration details for this competition is available at: http://aianh-epdc.weebly.com/. Entries are due January 8, 2016.
2015 Competition Results
Christopher P. Williams AIA
This year’s competition was centered on a redevelopment area in Franklin, NH. Working with a local developer, the program was to renovate an existing building bordered by a park, redeveloping the area using green design features, sustainable practices, and community involvement. The vision was to use the principles of permaculture to differentiate how we derive our livelihood, food supply, transportation, energy, shelter, culture, and sense of community. The competition is a purely theoretical exercise and not meant to provide design services to the community, though ideas may be used for further development.
Partnering Organization: Franklin Falls Downtown Development Authority (DDA).
Winning projects are below.
Past Design Award Winners:
Jennifer Hegarty Assoc. AIA, Watershed Studio Architecture, White River Junction, VT
Jury Comments: "Successful blending of the new with the old is the overriding strength of this design. Repetition of architectural elements throughout brings continuity to both the historical and contemporary attributes. The brick arches are the predominant element of the main facade, which are weaved into the renovations and new additions in a manner that successfully counterbalances the modern angles and materials. The design is also noteworthy for its greenroofs, solar panels, and permeable paving. Much like the clever integration of the solar panels, the handicap entrance ramp is blended into the landscape."
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