A great night in Portsmouth, NH in the 3S Artspace to celebrate the 2017 AIA New England Design Awards where we received a Merit Award for the SGI New England Buddhist Center!
Jury Comments – “We loved both the challenge that this project took on and the solution that was achieved. The transformation of the “Darth Vader building” into a brightly lit, comfortable space through the use of existing skylights but new finishes is impressive. It is finely tuned for a community interested in contemplation and quiet…. This project proposes an innovative model for engaging with the emerging architectural community, which we appreciate”.
Seven Honor Awards, six Merit Awards, and twelve Citation Awards were selected from 275 entries. Submissions to the competition were accepted from New England firms for projects located anywhere in the world, and from firms outside New England for buildings located in the region.
Congratulations to all of the other winners and their team members for contributing to the exceptional quality of architecture in New England!