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12.2012 - Warrenstreet Architects and Milestone Engineering & Construction Receive

2012 Building New Hampshire Award

 

Warrenstreet Architects along with Milestone Engineering & Construction were the recipients of the prestigious 2012 Building New Hampshire Award.

 

Warrenstreet and Milestone were selected in recognition of their efforts to design and build an energy-efficient, high-performance commercial building. The winning entry was Mennino Place, located in downtown Concord. The building was designed and built to minimize its carbon footprint and impact on the environment and received LEED Gold Certification under the LEED for Homes program by the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Mennino Place is a 45 unit affordable rental community developed and operated by the non-profit organization CATCH Neighborhood Housing.  This 5 story apartment building provides (24) one-bedroom apartments, ranging size from 582 to 653 square feet and (21) two-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 783 to 1,057 square feet.  Each unit provides an open floor plan, applicances including a dishwasher, and heat and hot water are included. 

 

Sustainable design elements began with the management of the construction process.  An Indoor Air quality plan was developed and maintained during construction.  Items governed included: No smoking on the property. Moisture was managed by all materials being stored on site and kept dry.  The project was kept clean at all times.  The buildings permanent HVAC equipment was not used during construction.  VOC’s if present were exhausted from the building during construction. Waste was managed and achieved an 86% overall recycling goal.  Materials and resources were managed by the contractor insuring the use of FSC certified woods and recycled content; insuring low emissions, typically low VOC content; and insuring local production and manufacturing within 500 miles of the site.

 

Considering the site, no invasive plant species were introduced.  Drought tolerant plantings and limited use of turf, in addition to selecting plantings to provide 50% shading of sidewalks reduces the site heat island effect.  Light colored roofing reduced the roof heat island effect as well.  The overall site was designed such that 70% of the built area was permeable and or captured runoff for infiltration on site.

 

The 42,000 square foot project incorporated natural gas-fired hot water boilers and individual energy recovery ventilators in each apartment.  94% thermal efficiency was achieved with the high efficiency mechanical and plumbing equipment selection, which exceeded ASHRAE 62.2 standards.  All bathrooms are exhausted to the outside.  The thermal envelop of the building was achieved with R-22 walls and R-49 roof while maintaining a 16% window/ floor area ratio.

 

11.2011 - Wendy Noyes Earns CDFA Certification

 

Warrenstreet Architects is proud to announce that Wendy Noyes, business manager and member of the cooperative, has recently earned the credential of Certified Design Firm Administrator (CDFA) after successfully completing the CDFA exam developed and administered by the Society for Design Administration. Wendy has been with Warrenstreet since 2001 and received her Associates in Business Administration from Hesser College.  Earning the CDFA designation clearly demonstrates a commitment to personal excellence and to the A/E/C industry.

 

Established in 1959, the Society for Design Administration (SDA) is the largest organization directed to Architecture/Engineering/Construction Administration.  SDA's mission is to promote the exchange of ideas and to educate its members in the related disciplines of design firm administration and management.  To become certified, an applicant must have experience in A/E/C firm management and administration, pass a thorough examination of competencies, and adhere to a professional code of ethics. 

 

Congratulations Wendy, what a great accomplishment!

 

11.2011 - South Cove Recreation Center 2011 LEED Sustainable Building of the Year

 

Warrenstreet Architects and Milestone Engineering & Construction are proud to announce that the South Cove Recreation Center in Grantham, NH has received the 2011 LEED Sustainable Building of the Year Award by the US Green Building Council NH Chapter.  This was the first year the US Green Building Council NH Chapter recognized LEED certified buildings in New Hampshire completed between 2009 and 2011.  LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The Jordan Institute, located in Concord, NH, was the LEED Consultant for the project.  

 

The South Cove Recreation Center is a 16,152 square foot community building located in the Eastman Community Association in beautiful Grantham, NH.  It provides the community with a place to hold all recreation programs, houses a 25 yard three lane pool, 4 gathering rooms, a fitness/exercise room and youth center for the children who live in the association.  The residents of Eastman had high standards of sustainability and we worked closely with them to achieve those standards.

 

Warrenstreet Architects and Milestone Engineering & Construction are both located in Concord, NH, they have completed more than 25 projects together over a 20 year period.

 

03.2011 - Eastman’s South Cove Recreation Center Receives LEED GOLD Certification

 

Warrenstreet Architects is proud to announce the South Cove Recreation Center project located in Grantham, New Hampshire has received LEED GOLD Certification.  The U.S. Green Building Council has verified the building was designed and built using superior sustainable strategies.  These strategies are intended to improve energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality; utilizing local materials, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and fostering stewardship of resources and sensitivity of the impacts they have on the environment. 

 

The recreation center is a part of the Eastman Community Association which is a planned unit community built in 1970 surrounding Eastman Pond.  The Center is a new 16,000 square foot building that replaced an existing aging facility.  The new building provides flexible community rooms and allows for large events to spill out into a open air pavilion constructed from a relocated barn structure that once sat on a different area of the site.  A 25 yard three lane pool, bathroom and shower facilities as well as a fitness exercise room and youth center compliment the design.  Warrenstreet completed the design and permitting in early August 2008, Milestone Engineering and Construction of Concord served as the construction manager.  Ground breaking occurred on Labor Day 2009 and the project was completed for Memorial Day 2010.

 

02.2011 - Warrenstreet Awarded Dunbar Free Library

 

Following on the successful public process used for the South Cove Activity Center at Eastman, Warrenstreet has been selected for Grantham’s Dunbar Free Library expansion project.   In an effort to meet the growing needs of the community the Library is planning to reorganize the existing building, expand storage and parking and add a flexible community space.  This third addition to the library, originally built in 1901, is expected to meet the current and future programmatic and functional needs for the library, yet be responsive to the historic context of the library and neighboring buildings while meeting sustainability requirements for a 21st century building.  We look forward to working with the Library committee to develop the design and meeting the Grantham community at two open house events tentatively planned for April 9th and May 21st.

 

03.2010 - Eastman South Cove Activity Center Receives LEED GOLD Certification
Warrenstreet Architects is proud to announce the South Cove Recreation Center project located in Grantham, New Hampshire has received LEED GOLD Certification.  The U.S. Green Building Council has verified the building was designed and built using superior sustainable strategies.  These strategies are intended to improve energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality; utilizing local materials, reducing carbon dioxide emission and fostering stewardship of resources and sensitivity of the impacts they have on the environment.
The recreation center is a part of the Eastman Community Association which is a planned unit community built in 1970 surrounding Eastman Pond.  The Center is a new 16,000 square foot building that replaced an existing aging facility.  The new building provides flexible community rooms and allows for large events to spill out into an open air pavilion constructed from a relocated barn structure that once sat on a different area of the site.  A 25 yard three lane pool, bathroom and shower facilites as well as a fitness exercise room and youth center compliment the design.  Warrenstreet completed the design and permitting in early August 2008.  Mileston Engineering and Construction of Concord served as the construction manager.  Ground breaking occured on Labor Day 2009 and the project was completed for Memorial Day 2010.

10.2010 - Jonathan Halle Receives Business Excellence Award

For the past eight years the New Hampshire Business Review has recognized small business owners and managers for their imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of people who often don’t get the kind of public recognition that they deserve through the Business Excellence Awards Program.  Individuals are nominated in 13 categories and reviewed by a panel of judges.  Winners were recognized at Southern New Hampshire University last Wednesday evening. 
Warrenstreet Architect’s managing cooperative member Jonathan Halle was the proud recipient of New Hampshire Business Review’s Business Excellence Award in the Professional Service category.  Mr. Halle was nominated for his accomplishments in the design field along with his many community service projects.  He is truly an innovative thinker and according to the judges was more than deserving of the award.

07.2010 - Warrenstreet recieves the Easter Seals Joliquer Award
At a graduation ceremony for Easter Seals Students, Warrenstreet was acknowledged for their involvement in the creation the Building on Hope project and the complete renovation of a small bungalow in Manchester that is home to six young men working towards independence.  Over a two week period, volunteers transformed this property into something inspirational.  See the video under Community Service.

01.2010 - AIA New Hampshire 2009 Awards Banquet
Warrenstreet Architects, Inc has been recognized by the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in the Un-built Architecture Category for a proposed time-share concept on the Tenny Mountain, located in Plymouth, NH.
 The proposed design is a year-round slope side retreat with a low-impact, flexible, modular design.   It would be built off-site and reassembled on the mountain. Inspired by the area fire watch towers this project seeks to redefine the idea of a ‘cabin in the woods’ and connects guests to nature in a new and exciting way.  Flexible in size, modular in construction and sensitive to the environment the tower concept captures the views of the valley from tree height yet allows people to ski or bike to the front door.  It is connected to nature and equipped for adventure.  Access to the cabins would be by foot or 4x4 ATV's.

09.2009 - Rob Doyle receives LEED Certification

Rob Doyle, project manager and owner member of Warrenstreet Architects has been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Mr. Doyle is a Professional Civil Engineer with more than 25 years of project management experience.  His educational background includes a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Masters of Architecture. Buildings have a tremendous impact on the environment, both through the use of construction materials and operation.  LEED is a worldwide green building certification system.  We look forward to seeing more of our projects become registered and certified under the LEED Rating System.

07.2009 - The U.S. Green Building Council Awards Friedman Court II LEED Silver Certification
Friedman Court II located in Concord, NH was awarded LEED Silver status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding.  LEED for Homes is a national third-party certification system for energy efficient, healthy, green homes.  LEED-certified homes completes a technically rigorous process that includes a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections to verify that the home is built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound, and a healthier place to live.Friedman Court II local homes that have been certified using LEED.  The home was built by Chicoine Construction of Weare and designed by Warrenstreet Architects of Concord.  Green homes have substantially lower utility bills and may qualify for advantageous financing, lower insurance rates and government incentives. Through their commitment to green homebuilding, the Owner CATCH Neighborhood Housing is helping to keep homeownership affordable.  “The U.S. Green Building Council is proud to help celebrate Warrenstreet’s commitment to greener living,” said Michelle Moore, Senior Vice President of Policy & Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council.  “Their leadership – demonstrated at Friedman Court II is at the national forefront of quality; and their example can help us all to live better by reducing our environment footprint, cutting our utility bills, and coming home to a healthier place to live.” Friedman Court II completes the CATCH Friedman Court development with the addition of 41 apartment units for residents 55 years and older.  To date it is the largest project completed by CATCH Neighborhood Housing at 39,000 square feet.  With the aging population in mind all units were designed as handicapped accessible in addition to the two required fully accessible units, this provides the ability for residents to remain in their apartment with minor adaptations if required.  Other features such as a resident lounge, emergency call system, community room and garden were also added to promote a sense of community with in the building. The expected yearly energy savings is $20,585.  Jordan Institute a green building consulting firm of Concord will be tracking the actual performance. As with most projects, the major challenge was to create a project to meet the owner’s needs and budget while maintaining quality of construction.  The results speak for themselves

 

06.2009 - Warrenstreet celebrates completion of Concord Pediatric Dentistry
Warrenstreet Architects is pleased to announce the completion of the new Concord Pediatric Dentistry office located off of Rt93’s exit 16 in the Foundry Business Center.  This is no ordinary dentist office.   The vibrant colors, frosted glass and inviting environment will make any child think twice about the perils of going to the dentist.  The Interior designer Nancy Wheeler, had a blast designing this 11,400 square foot space that will serve five dentists and seven hygienists.  Nancy also coordinated the furniture and Ansell Adams wall hangings.
 The waiting room, aside from the sunk-in play area with TV for the kids seems like any other, but beyond the glass wall which is etched with an entire forest of trees, let the fun begin! There are a number of back lighted walls and bright colors everywhere!  Each hygiene room is color coordinated, and the kids are encouraged to find their way to the right room by following the toothpaste trail that is cut into the flooring. Curved walls, bright colors and an inviting atmosphere make the dentist a fun place for kids!

05.2009 -WARRENSTREET ARCHITECTS CELEBRATES A GREEN
BUILDING OF AMERICA AWARD-WINNING PROJECT

From more than 2,500 nominated projects, South Cove Activity Center at Eastman in Grantham has been selected as a Green Building of America Award-winning project and will be featured in the upcoming special Real Estate & Construction Review-Northeast Green Success Stories edition.  Each Green Building of America Success Story project is highlighted in a case study that intertwines the words of the project’s owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors to explain how the teams worked together to design and build one of the region’s most important, innovative or unique new or renovated sustainable facilities.
 The Project primarily consists of the construction of a new 16,000 sf community center including activity and meeting rooms, a game room, fitness facility and indoor pool with supporting spaces and recreation staff offices. It also incorporates the relocation and reuse of an original timber frame community building on site into an outdoor pavilion. The site is adjacent to Eastman Lake so special attention was paid to storm watertreatment and runoff incorporating pervious pavement as well as native, non-invasive plant materials. Energy efficiency strategies started a tight building envelope constructed with SIPs and wet spray cellulose insulation, and incorporated a geothermal heating and cooling system, heat recovery systems including a system to heat the pool water, as well as day lighting and occupancy controls for the lighting and water efficient fixtures.Other sustainable strategies included non toxic materials that could affect the indoor air quality and a strong focus on locally harvested and manufactured materials, materials with high recycled content as well as general material recycling.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for July 3, 2009.  This project is expected to obtain LEED silver certification.


04.2009 - WARRENSTREET ARCHITECTS CELEBRATES AWARD WINNING PROJECT
Warrenstreet Architects is proud to announce that the main entrance lobby and atrium at the new Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, New Hampshire has been recognized by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire HBRANH Cornerstone Awards receiving a Gold Award!  The atrium was entered into the creative feature category. 
 As you walk through the front door you are immediately emerged into a three story atrium which acts as a “downtown main street” for the 285 bed facility.  The resident wings were designed to reflect neighborhoods and the atrium would be the town square.  The perimeter of the Atrium has several storefronts including a Café, Hairdresser, Post Office, Gift Shop Chapel and Theater, and access to the Administration wing.  The ceiling of the atrium is painted clouds and at night there is lighting that simulates stars.

03.2009 - Warrenstreet Architects awarded the new Avis Goodwin Community Health Center Building in Somersworth
Warrenstreet Architects has been selected by the Avis Goodwin Community Health Center to design a new community health center facility to be located in Somersworth, NH.
This new 30,000 square foot building will consolidate three existing clinical locations and one administrative location.  The new building will be designed with many green initiatives and for the potential of future expansion.  The Jordan Institute will lead the green build effort.  TF Moran will provide structural design, Lee Carroll electrical design and Peterson Engineering the mechanical.

01.2009 - TODD HOOPER BECOMES NEWEST MEMBER OF EMPLOYEE-OWNED DESIGN COOPERATIVE
On January 1, 2009, Todd Hooper, a three year veteran and Intern Architect with Warrenstreet Architects, became an owner joining five other employee-owners of the design cooperative. Todd is involved in many of Warrenstreet’s projects, serving in both leadership and support roles.  He brings an energy and enthusiasm to each of his assignments.  He is presently working on Town and Country Nursing Home in Lowell and a new medical building for Concord Hospital in Epsom. Todd is pursuing his architectural license and LEED Certification. 

 

08.2008 - EASTMAN RECREATION CENTER RECEIVES TOWN APPROVAL

On Thursday August 7, 2008 the Grantham planning board unanimously granted conditional approval for the South Cove Recreation Center at Eastman.  The 16,000 sf facility includes community gathering and activity spaces as well as a fitness and indoor pool facility and will be the center for community wide recreation programs for years to come.  Incorporating local and recycled materials and focused on energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and long term value to the community the project will pursue LEED certification upon completion.  Warrenstreet Architects is proud to be part of the project and look forward to construction starting in early September.  Milestone Engineering and Construction has been selected the Construction Manager for the Project.  Completion is scheduled for Memorial Day 2009.

06.2008 – Warrenstreet recieves two Gold Awards from NHHBRA

Warrenstreet was recognized for the renovation and addition to Randall Hall at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.  The addition provided a new home for the Office of Housing which manages all of the student and faculty housing for the Campus.  The second award acknowledged the design efforts and Community service effort undertaken for the ABC Extreme Makeover Home completed in Manchester, NH.


03.2008 - Warrenstreet Architects converts to An Employee-Owned Cooperative

The staff of Warrenstreet Architects has worked for more than 14 months with the ICA Group, a national not-for-profit organization which seeks to create and save jobs through the development and strengthening of employee-owned cooperatives, to develop a business model and foundation which has lead to their conversion to an employee-owned cooperative.  Warrenstreet, previously known as Sherman Greiner Halle Ltd was Founded in 1990 to provide planning, landscape architecture and building design services throughout New England.  They converted to their present name in 2004 to better represent and celebrate the diversity of their staff.  On March 20, 2008, Robert Doyle PE, Wendy Noyes, Jonathan Smith, AIA and Nancy Wheeler join Jonathan Halle AIA as Employee-Owners.   Warrenstreet Architects is presently working on project for the Eastman South Cove Recreation Center in Grantham, the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, the Ocean Engineering Classroom Building at UNH in Durham, and Friedman Court Elderly Housing for CATCH Neighborhood Housing in Concord. 

 


02.2008 - Merrimack County Nursing Home Opening
Merrimack County closes more than four years of planning when they move into their new 235,000 square foot, 285 bed nursing home this month.  Warrenstreet originally completed the feasibility study that identified the need and suggest the new build.  The four story building incorporates many green building elements including incorporating the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in Northern New England.  Phase II which incudes tearing down more than 60% of the old home will begin in April.  The old building will be renovated to house an assisted living population and a daycare.  The remainder of the existing will be mothballed for future needs. 


10.2007 - Firm completes Extreme Makeover Home
Warrenstreet Architects and RJ Moreau Communities design and built a three bedroom, two and a half bath home on a half acre site which had been devastated by the Mothers Day flood of 2006.  With three weeks notice the team design and planned for a five day build delivering the project with the help of more than 3,000 volunteers to a family in need.  The show aired in January 2008. 


08.2007 -
Warrenstreet receives 2006 Excellence Award for Best Adaptive Re-Use of a building for Renovation of the Scott & Williams Mill building in downtown Laconia.
The New Hampshire Main Street Program recently recognized Warrenstreet Architects of Concord with the 2006 Excellence Award for best adaptive re-use of a building for its renovation of the Scott & Williams mill building in downtown Laconia.  The project provides commercial space and workforce housing.  The primary four-story mill building is 122,000 square feet and was constructed in 1929-1930.  The building was converted into 60 apartment units and 23,000 square feet of commercial space. 


11.2006 - Patricia Sherman, FAIA Retires
Patricia C. Sherman of Newbury, a longtime influential New Hampshire architect, announced her retirement from Warrenstreet Architects, the firm she founded.  According to Jonathan Halle, her partner in the firm, Sherman's legacy in the Concord community includes a recent stint as co-chair of the citywide Concord 20/20 vision project.  She also was a founding member of the Concord Main Street program, a founding member and director of the Concord After School Program, past president of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, past director of the Concord Regional Development Council and founding member and director of the Concord Conservation Trust.  As president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Sherman "fostered a vision for the association and enrolled the membership to raise the level of their commitment to the profession, the association and to each other," said Halle.  Under her leadership, the chapter hired an executive director, spun off Plan NH, an independent nonprofit foundation to encourage thoughtful and responsible planning throughout the state, and supported a scholarship program that annually provides financial assistance to five architectural, engineering and interior design students.  She also has been recognized as the first New Hampshire woman to become a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, said Halle.  Halle, who began working with Sherman in 1990, when the firm was known as Sherman Greiner Halle Ltd., said, "The staff consistently looked to her as a mentor, a 'big picture' person grounded in thoughtful actions, someone driven to discover, understand, and teach the importance of architecture and how the profession can take a front seat in the  planning arena by providing crucial leadership that will shape the built environment and the legacy we leave our children." 


08.2006 -
Warrenstreet Architects announces that Jonathan W. Smith has received his professional license!!
Warrenstreet announces that Jonathan W. Smith has received his professional license to practice architecture in the State of New Hampshire.  Smith holds bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University, has been with Warrenstreet Architects for eight years and has become an integral part of the Warrenstreet team.  He is currently the Project Manager of the design team working on the Merrimack County Nursing Home presently under construction in Boscawen, NH. 


07.2006 - Warrenstreet Architects announced today that they have been engaged to design the new 286-bed Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH.

Expanding upon a feasibility study completed by the firm in 2003 which recommended constructing a new facility Warrenstreet is providing complete architectural services for a 200,000 square foot building.  According to Bob Chase, the home's director, "Warrenstreet was chosen for the project based upon their familiarity with the facility, their understanding of the country and their excellent qualifications on similar projects."  Warrenstreet's design will include renovation of the 1975 McLeod building in addition to constructing a new building.  The new facility will provide special services for young adults, general psychiatric services and an expanded assisted living facility.

The nursing home, the largest in the state, provides services to 27 communities in the county.  The Merrimack County Delegation voted last fall to support a $2 million bond for the project's design.  Schematic designs and cost estimates will be presented to the Delegation in the fall of 2004 for their consent to move the project forward.
Warrenstreet Architect's principal, Patricia Sherman, states "The home serves as a safety net for those without access to other assistance.  Warrenstreet's design will meet the needs of the residents and the county for many years to come."  This is the fourth nursing home/assisted living facility that Warrenstreet has designed in recent years.  Warrenstreet will also provide interior design services. 


06.2005 - Warrenstreet receives three cornerstone awards
Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. (WAI), has won three awards in the 2005 HBRANH Sales & Marketing Council Cornerstone Awards.   GOLD AWARD for the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery - Boscawen, NH. Warrenstreet first developed the Master Plan in 1995, designed the Chapel and Maintenance Building in 1997, and the Administration Building in 2000. WAI subsequently revised the Master Plan in 2002-04 which conceptualized and designed the main focal point of the Cemetery, the Historical Walkway.  Twenty nine-foot freestanding granite monuments define this 300 foot half circle.  Each monument leans forward and bows to the Center of Flags in honor of the Veterans that have served this country so gallantly.  On the rear face of each monument, there is a 24”x36” enamel storyboard that focuses on twenty military accomplishments. SILVER AWARD for the Seacoast Science Center - Rye, NH The Center wished to create a space which “brings the outdoors in”.  This was achieved by opening up and separating the nature store from the exhibit space and focusing on the overlook of the ocean that is no more than 200 feet away.  BRONZE AWARD for the Grace Capital Church - Pembroke, NH. A new 500 seat church, designed to be sensitive to the surrounding residential neighborhood, provides classrooms and support office space for a congregation established over 10 years ago.  In addition, Willow Crossing, a twenty four unit housing project located in Penacook, NH, recently received the Citizens Bank Hero Award.  WAI completed this project in 2003. 


05.2004 - Seacoast Science Center Opens
Warrenstreet Architects of Concord is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. The Center reopened to the public on May 15, 2004.  Warrenstreet teamed with Milestone Engineering and Construction to provide schematic design architectural services and interior design for the renovation of the 12,200 square foot Science Center building. According to Wendy Lull, the Seacoast Science Center president, “Warrenstreet Architects was chosen for the project due to their sensitivity to the historic character of the building and their ability to work within the context of the environmentally sensitive site, which includes seven different natural habitats.” The renovation included a redesigned front entrance and wheelchair ramp, new exhibit and work areas, and retail space.  The Center’s original building, opened in 1992, enlarged and encapsulated a stone summer residence built in 1923. The historically significant stone house also served as military housing, an air force air station and a park manager residence before finally becoming the home of the Science Center.

The new design improves the overall functionality of the Center and helped the Seacoast Science Center achieve its goals of improving visitor movement through the exhibits and providing a visual theme that brought the outdoors in. Through the use of ceramic tiles, carpet, paint and linoleum, the blue and green colors of the sea that visitors see outside the Center’s windows, were mimicked inside the Center.  Warrenstreet Architect’s principal, Patricia Sherman, states “Design of the center focused on bringing the natural environment found along the seashore inside where visitors would learn first-hand about the sea and aquatic life.”  Milestone Engineering and Construction, Inc. of Concord, New Hampshire was the general contractor for the project. They were successful at delivering the project on time and under budget.  Warrenstreet Architects, a WBE company, provides architectural, landscape architectural, land planning, and graphic design services to both public and private sector clients throughout New England. The firm’s services include site selection, master planning, feasibility studies, conceptual designs, permitting, final design, contract documents, and complete construction oversight for most project types.  


04.2004 - Camp Merrowvista Dining Hall Opens
Camp Merrowvista in Tuftonboro will open for the season May 15, 2004 with a brand new dining hall and education facility. The 10,000 square foot space, designed by Warrenstreet Architects of Concord, will serve as the camp’s main eating lodge. Camp Merrowvista is one of four youth camps across the country owned by American Youth Foundation (AYF) of St. Louis, Missouri. Located on 600 acres in the Ossipee Mountains, the coed camp hosts youths from grades 3 to 12 during 1, 2, or 3 week sessions. The new dining facility, with a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, will serve more than 350 meals three times per day. Nestled among hardwood trees, the post and beam hall complements the natural environment and has a large fieldstone fireplace as its focal point.  According to Warrenstreet Architect’s principal, Jonathan Halle’, “Design of the facility was completed a year ago, with construction carefully planned during the camp’s down time”. Construction began in November 2003 with a scheduled completion of April 30, 2004, in time for the camp’s season opening on May 15, 2004. The overall design and functionality of the facility is intended to develop and support the AYF mission which aspires to develop leadership skills, create communities based on respect for self, others and the world, build character, instill confidence and promote balanced living through the use of fun and engaging programming. The dining hall will serve as a community center at the camp where campers and staff will meet and eat together. Hutter Construction Corporation of New Ipswich, New Hampshire was the general contractor for the project. 


03.2004 - Announcing Grand Opening of Centennial Senior Center

Warrenstreet Architects is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Centennial Senior Center, a 26,000 square foot facility devoted to Capital Area Seniors aged 50 and older.  Warrenstreet Architects was chosen by the director Lorraine Carter more than four years ago for planning, building design, landscape architecture and interior design services. The new facility was funded from an endowment left when the Centennial Home for the Aged established in the 1850s for widows of civil war soldiers, closed in 1999. The outgoing board of directors thought it appropriate to use the remaining endowment for the sole purpose of building a new state-of-the-art senior center, memorializing the Centennial’s Homes legacy as a gift to the Concord Community.  Located behind the airport at 37 Regional Drive, the facility has the feel of a country lodge. At the heart of the center is the congregate dining room, a heavy timber two story space with a large fieldstone fireplace. The dining room can serve lunch to more than 150 people and is open to the public. The first floor houses a gift shop, kitchen, exercise room, locker rooms, and a handicapped accessible pool that was designed for rehabilitation and therapy programs that will be run in conjunction with Concord Hospital. These spaces will also support the YMCA active older adult program which has relocated to the Center.  The second floor has administrative offices for both the Centennial Center and the Concord area Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). There is also an arts and crafts room, computer laboratory, and classroom space.  The overall design and functionality of the facility is intended to develop and support the mission of the Senior Center, which takes its inspiration from the founders of the Centennial Home for the Aged. Their mission was "Care for those who age so that their lives may be rich, and may enrich the community with their insights and vitality." In that regard the facility will become a clearinghouse for aged related services, special events, and activities for Capital Area Seniors.  Hutter Construction Corporation of New Ipswich, NH was the general contractor for the project.

02.2004 - Sherman Greiner Halle’ Ltd Changes Name to Warrenstreet Architects
In a move to better represent the growth, diversity and talent of our staff Sherman Greiner Halle' Ltd (SGH), an architectural firm in Concord, NH will change their name to Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. as of February 1, 2004. Focused on providing exceptional personal service and attacking every project with youthful enthusiasm, we hope your next project is our first.

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