New Hampshire Institute of Art renovated the existing two story brick building that was Manchester’s first high school and moved it forward on the site over a new basement. A new two story glass walled connector over a basement connects to a new 6 story building over a basement. The 4 upper floors provide dormitory space for 54 beds plus support space. This innovative project included many sustainable strategies and is LEED Gold certified:
- High Performance Envelope
- Heat pipe
- Daylighting with sunshades and light shelves
- Rainwater recycling system for toilet flushing and irrigation
- Vegetated roof
- Ground source heat pump system with ERV
This mixed use property adds to the Institute’s growing urban campus and is within three blocks of all of the other academic buildings in downtown Manchester. This $7 million project was completed Fall 2009.