Lavallee Brensinger Awarded 2017 AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Award

Lavallee Brensinger Architects received the Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture at the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Annual Awards Banquet on January 20th for Atrium Medical Corporation, a Division of Maquet/Getinge.

The 2017 jury, comprised of architects from the state of South Carolina, selected award recipients that exemplify excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and the completeness with which the client’s program has been fulfilled.

“The before-and-after images of the main entry to this project caught the jury’s attention immediately. The crisp resolution of the new main entry, both with respect to the hardscape and the facade renovation are elegant and completely convincing,” the jury commented. “This renovation elevates both old and new, contrasting them, without placing them in competition with each other. This same approach is carried seamlessly into interiors that are crisply organized, restrained and yet quite inviting, with plenty of natural light.”

This growing international medical device manufacturer engaged Lavallee Brensinger Architects to assist in finding solutions to space needs and desire for facilities that enhance work environment and brand. The final program includes new construction for cleanroom manufacturing, quality control, technical support, and shipping/receiving, and comprehensive renovations for R&D laboratories, main entrance lobby, food service, fitness, training, offices, and conferencing.