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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.

September 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

ARCHtoberfest 2017

Great Rhythm Brewing Co., Portsmouth, NH

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6-8:30 pm

Come join us for the fifth annual AIANH ARCHtoberfest, a fall tradition bringing together camaraderie, good building design and, yes, beer.  This year we celebrate at Great Rhythm Brewing Co. in Portsmouth's newly revitalized West End neighborhood.  We will enjoy small craft beer made onsite, paired with classic Octoberfest plates prepared by another Portsmouth favorite, The Kitchen.

Great Rhythm Brewing Co. was an award winner at this year's AIANH Design Awards.  Brandon Holben AIA and Elisa Winter, of WINTERHOLBEN architecture + design, together with brewery owner, Scott Thornton, will give us a presentation about their successful collaboration.  They will explore the integrated design, branding and building process that propelled the brewery to its current and growing success.

The awards jury remarked:  "This looked like it would be a fun place to go, an example of how a successful design can make for a successful business."  Come, find out how right they were!

Register here for ARCHtoberfest

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Great Rhythm Brewing Co., Portsmouth, NH

October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to October 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

AIA New England Awards and Conference


Come, celebrate and learn more about all that makes the New England architectural community excellent, relevant and pace-setting.  Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a city that recognizes its history, enjoys a vibrant present and plans for a resilient future.  What better place to explore issues of designing for Resilience in our region?  

On Friday night we will have the Awards Celebration at 3S Artspace.

On Saturday morning we will be offering a series of presentations by designers, thought and industry leaders as we explore issues of designing for Resilience in our region.   We will question what Resilience means:   How do we foster a resilient community?  How do we best acknowledge our complicated cultural history and use the built environment as a tool for memory and education?  What are some of the tools and resources being developed through AIA National that we can apply here in New England?  How can we leverage our knowledge of building science to support not only energy-efficiency but public safety and well-being, and better prepare us for a changing climate?  How is Boston, one of the international 100 Resilient Cities, planning to respond to its specific challenges?

Our guests will present these topics and more during our concurrent morning sessions, and come together for a panel discussion after lunch moderated by Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA.

After the conference, we will have unique tours in and around Portsmouth:  The Bridges of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Above and Below, and The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

AIA credits are offered for the Saturday events.

Learn more about the 2017 AIA New England Awards and Conference:  www.aianewenglandconference.org

Portsmouth, NH

November 16, 2017 - 9:00am

2030 & Beyond Series

AIA New Hampshire and the Environmental Guild are pleased to announce a new series of 2030 & Beyond educational workshops with an exciting line up of speakers.  This year's daylong courses have been designed based on feedback from last year's course attendees:  How do we make our existing buildings in New England comply with sustainability practices created for new construction?  How do we evolve existing architecture firms to embrace the new paradigm of environmentally focused design practice?  We want to know more about how to evaluate and select green building materials.  Field studies and examination of actual buildings' performances are valuable learning tools.  
2017-18 Courses
Deep Energy Retrofits in Residential and Commercial Construction
Kohta Ueno and Peter Baker, Building Science Corp.
Thursday, November 16, NH Audubon McLane Center
Vision, Mission, and the Necessary Details: How to Create and Maintain a Successful Architecture Practice Focused on Environmental Design 
Bill Maclay, Maclay Architects, VT
Thursday, December 14, Proctor Academy

Green Building Materials and Case Studies in High Performance Buldings

Peter Yost, VP Technical Services, BuildingGreen
Thursday, February 22, Keene State College

6.5 AIA LU/HSW per session.  Sessions will run from 9am - 5pm with continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Sign up for one or all sessions. Discounts provided when registering for multiple days. There are both member and non-member rates, special rates for Emerging Professionals and Early Bird rates.

Register here:  http://www.cvent.com/d/k5q59h

Early Bird rates available through October 1, 2017.

Thanks to our sponsors:





NH Audubon McLane Center, Proctor Academy and Keene State College