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AIANH Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards

Amherst, NH – The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) announced the recipients of its 2014 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards, the highest recognition of architecture that exemplifies excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client’s program.

The AIANH Excellence in Architecture award recipients are:

– Honor Award – City of Manchester Police Department – Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Manchester. Construction manager, Harvey Construction Corporation, Bedford;  Police Planning Architect, Architects Design Group, Winter Park, FL.

– Honor Award – Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics, University of N.H., Durham –  Good Clancy, Boston. General contractor, PC Construction, So. Burlington, Vt.; Landscape architect, Carol R. Johnson Landscape Architects, Boston.

– Honor Award – Norway Point, N.H. Lakes Region – Samyn-D’Elia Architects, P.A., Ashland,  N.H.;  Contractor: Cerutti Construction, Meredith.

– Merit Award – Burr and Burton Academy Mountain Campus Academic Building, Peru, VT –  Bensonwood, Walpole, N.H.; Architect/Builder: Bensonwood, Walpole.

– Merit Award  – Lighthouse Cove Cottage, Wolfeboro, N.H. – TMS Architects, Portsmouth . General contractor: Lovering Construction, Wolfeboro.

– Merit Award  – Keene Family YMCA, Keene, N.H. –  ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, Mass. General contractor,  The MacMillin Company, Keene.

– Citation Award  – Piedra Fina Restaurant, Marlboro, N.H. – Daniel V. Scully/Architects, Keene. Contractor, Ingram Construction Corp., Swanzey.

– Citation Award – Manchester Community College Student Center – Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Manchester.  Construction manager,  Eckman Construction, Bedford.

The 2014 Clinton Sheerr Award for Excellence in New Hampshire Architecture was bestowed posthumously on Duffy Monahon and Rick Monahon AIA. Rick and Duffy Monahon were two extraordinary people who gave generously throughout their careers in the areas of architecture, preservation, and planning. They were passionate about history and finding new uses for old buildings and so it made sense that they would become intensely involved in planning and historic preservation

Jennifer Goodman and Phyllis Stibler were named as Honorary Members of the the AIANH  Chapter. This award is bestowed on non-architects who have given distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences related to architecture within the state.

Outstanding Service Awards – Two individuals were honored for their service to the profession of architecture and to the AIANH Chapter.  Dale Doller AIA of Lavallee Brensinger Architects in Manchester was honored for his committed leadership of the AIANH Chapter and his service to the profession of architecture.  Scott Vlasak AIA of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects in Rindge was honored for his service on the Board of Directors since 2011 and on the Education Committee for 10 years, as chairman for the past three.