Founded in 1980 by Dennis Mires, AIA the firm quickly grew adding partner John Urdi , AIA  and then Steve Peach AIA, LEED AP.  Early on we developed a vision statement that still resonates today:

Fun, satisfaction, and flexibility in translating dreams into forms and spaces

It begins to suggest how we work as we engage and involve our clients in the architectural design process, meeting their needs, and doing what we love to do. As an eight person firm providing comprehensive architectural services we have the flexibility to meet dynamic schedules and complex programs. Our staff of experienced architects and creative graduates provides a combination of skills and backgrounds that results in innovative solutions that are practical to implement yet sensitive to the critical needs of energy efficiency, sustainability, and a better quality environment. Many of our projects have been recognized with awards by our peers and general public.

Dennis Mires, AIA, NCARB

President

Dennis grew up in California obtaining a B Arch from UC Berkeley. He is a retired USAF Major. He worked in Boston and Manchester as an architect before starting his own firm in 1980. Dennis Mires, The Architects has been awarded HBRA Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, Plan NH Merit, ABC Excellence in Construction, NH Preservation Alliance, Manchester Historical Association Awards due to Dennis’ leadership, wisdom, and design excellence.  Dennis also received the NH Clinton Sheer Award for Excellence in the NH Architectural Community in 2019.

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Michael McKeown

Associate ISenior Architect

Michael is a licensed architect with design specialty in Hospitality, Multi-Family, Retail, Educational, and Religious architecture.  His passion is to cultivate lasting client relationships through attention to detail, budgets, and the highest construction standards.  His educational background includes studies at Norwich University, an accredited BArch from Wentworth Institute of Technology and overseas Master’s studies at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, AU. NCARB, NH, MA, RI, VA, FL Licenses.

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Lono Hunter

Job CaptainProject Manager

Lono brings the Pacific with him having grown up in Hawaii. He obtained his undergraduate BA from Wesleyan University and his M Arch from Boston Architectural College. Lono joined the firm in 2002.

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Caroline Morel, AIA Associate

Job CaptainProject Manager

Caroline was born and raised in France. She obtained a French Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and worked in the Aviation industry in France and the US. She changed career and graduated from VA Tech with Master’s of Architecture. She practiced in Northern VA before joining the firm in 2016.

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Edward Delaney, LEED AP,

Job CaptainProject Manager

Ed contributes 33 years of design and contract document experience to the firm with a fortitude of project types from Commercial, Corporate, Education, Exhibit Design, Healthcare, Hospitality, Mix-Use, Municipal, Residential, Retail, Science Centers and Aquariums, National and abroad, his educational pursuits were attended at the Wentworth institute of Technology AET program and the Boston Architectural College BARCH program (aka the Center). Ed joined the team in 2019.

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Jenifer Day

Office Manager

Jenifer maintains order in the atelier and provides a voice for our clients. Jenifer joined the firm in December of 2015.

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Zach Philippe

Architectural Designer

Zach has a background in residential, hospitality, and interior design. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2013 and joined the firm in 2021.

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John Urdi

Partner Emeritus

John Urdi has been a part of Dennis Mires The Architects for roughly 35 years. John continues to assist with keeping the firm on task and is a treasured part of the company. Over the firm’s history John was integral to securing national clients and managed many award winning projects.

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Dennis Mires PA The Architects has the depth and experience to offer the full array of design services from initial Programming and Planning through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Contract Documents to Bidding and Negotiations and Construction Administration. We are prepared to provide additional design services in Sustainability issues with our LEED experience and energy efficient design background. In house Interior Design services are also part of our arsenal of skills.

We have the flexibility to quickly provide initial explorative design hand and BIM modeled sketches to define the concept and programmatic requirements. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the primary medium for our design talents to generate more elaborate three dimensional virtual models and fully detailed interrelated computer generated construction documents. We are also one of the only NH Firms to be a dual-platform BIM office (working on both Mac & PC’s).

AIA New Hampshire “Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture”toogle

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art – 88
  • Lowell St. Merit Award 2009
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art – 77
  • Amherst St. 2007
  • Gold Residence 1984
  • Ocean Meadows 1984
  • Carpenter Memorial Library 1991

AIA New Hampshire Citation Awardtoogle

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art – 88
  • Lowell St. Merit Award 2009
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art – 77
  • Amherst St. 2007
  • Gold Residence 1984
  • Ocean Meadows 1984
  • Carpenter Memorial Library 1991

AIA New Hampshire Citation Awardtoogle

  • Private Residence in NH – Citation Award 2014

Manchester Historic Association “Preservation Awards”toogle

  • NH Institute of Art, 88 Lowell St. – Adaptive Reuse Award 2010
  • NH Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St. – Design Award 2006
  • Greater Manchester Family YMCA – Design Award 2005
  • Hallsville School – People’s Choice Award 2001
  • Brookchester Row – Block 16 2001
  • Beliveau, Fradette, Doyle & Gallant 2000
  • St. George School Apartments 1999
  • Wadleigh Law Firm 1997
  • American Red Cross, Greater Manchester Chapter 1994
  • Ash Street School 1994

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance “Achievement Award”toogle

  • Jackson Public Library – Trickey Barn 2011
  • Manchester Historic Association – Research Center 2007
  • Manchester Historic Association – Millyard Museum 2002
  • The Congregational Church of Amherst 2001

Manchester Regional Committee on Aging “1st Annual Senior SuccessAbility Award”toogle

  • Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum 2001 Easily Accessible

Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter “Excellence in Construction Awards”toogle

  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Merrimack, NH 2010
  • New Hampshire Neurospine Institute, Bedford, NH 2005
  • Rix Residence, Auburn, NH 2005
  • John O. Morton Building, Concord, NH 2001

Plan NH Merit Awardstoogle

  • NH Institute of Art, 88 Lowell St. 2011
  • Excellence in Planning, Design and Development

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of New Hampshire Sales and Marketing Council “Cornerstone Awards”toogle

  • Best in Show – Commercial 2004 St. Charles Church
  • Best in Show – Commercial 1999 Londonderry Presbyterian Church
  • Best in Show – Commercial 1997 Poly-Vac, Inc.

Gold Awardtoogle

  • Laconia Savings Bank, Concord, NH 2011
  • Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH 2011
  • Nashua Community College Wellness Ctr. 2009
  • Residence, Bedford, NH 2009
  • Silver St. Condominimums 2008
  • Greater Manchester YMCA 2007
  • River Rd. Pediatrics, Bedford, NH 2007
  • Residence, Sunapee, NH 2007
  • Grossman, Tucker, PA, Manchester, NH 2006
  • Bridgewell Condominums, Manchester, NH 2006
  • Residence, Dunbarton, NH 2006
  • NH NeuroSpine Institute, Bedford, NH 2005
  • Hampshire Place, Bedford, NH 2005
  • St. Charles Church 2004
  • Head Start, Fall River, MA 2004
  • Coolidge Falls, Lincoln, NH 2004
  • Fremont Public Library 2003
  • John O. Morton Building 2002
  • Lockridge Animal Hospital 2002
  • Dublin Elementary School 2001
  • Londonderry Presbyterian Church 1999
  • Hooksett Safety Complex 1999
  • MHRA Project NH 1-3 1999
  • Residence, Rye, NH 1999
  • Animal Rescue League of NH 1999
  • Nesmith Library 1998
  • Poly-Vac, Inc. 1997
  • Bedford Public Library 1997
  • Nellie Littlefield House, Ogunquit, ME 1997
  • Wilson School 1995
  • Ash Street School 1995
  • Fire Station No. 5 1994
  • Seacoast Science Center 1993
  • Stratham Green 1993
  • Wadleigh Law Firm 1991
  • Howe Residence 1991
  • Chapin Residence 1991

Silver Awardtoogle

  • Residence, Hollis, NH 2009
  • NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 2006
  • Residence, Auburn, NH 2006
  • Animal Hospital of Nashua, Nashua, NH 2005
  • Manchester Senior Center, Manchester, NH 2005
  • ConVal High School 2004
  • Cook Memorial Library 2003
  • Private Residence, Marblehead, MA 2001
  • Private Residence, Lyndeborough, NH 2001
  • Private Residence, Bedford, NH 1999
  • Progressive Technology, Inc., Wells, ME 1999
  • Animal Hospital of Nashua 1997
  • Discovery Ctr. @ Sandy Pt. 1997
  • Residence, New London, NH 1997
  • American Red Cross 1997
  • Customer Perspectives 1995
  • New Boston Gazebo 1995
  • Chapin Residence II 1995
  • Wells Public Library 1994
  • Tobin Residence 1991

Bronze Awardtoogle

  • Southern NH Medical Center, Hudson, NH 2008
  • St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH 2007
  • Elliot Day Care, Manchester, NH 2006
  • Coe-Brown Academy Science Building 2004
  • Manchester Historic-Millyard Museum 2003
  • The Granite Group 2003
  • Private Residence, Amherst, NH 2003
  • Private Residence, Londonderry, NH 2003
  • Claremont Congregational Church 2002
  • Centrix Bank & Trust 2000
  • Bedford Presbyterian Church 1999
  • Mine Hill House, Auburn, NH 1998
  • Rochester Public Library 1997
  • Shipsey Residence, Ireland 1997

Merit Awardtoogle

  • Suncook Bank 1991

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer always looking for uniquely qualified architects to join our staff.  Contact our office to find out about Project Architect, AIT or Intern positions.

Project Designertoogle

Are you a passionate design professional looking for an exciting new chapter in the southern, NH area? Dennis Mires, P.A. The Architects is hiring at multiple position levels in Manchester, NH. We are looking for an experienced Project Designer to join our close-knit architectural firm. Our firm specializes in small & large scale commercial, mixed-use multifamily, community, and educational projects. We have a flexible working environment and value team players who are eager to work on multiple project types in various stages of completion. The ability to collaborate, offer insight, learn, and eagerness to produce great design projects are desired.

Responsibilities
• Assisting with large and small projects with design, document development, and
construction administration duties.
• Coordinate in team environment to achieve project schedules.
• Material selection and design influence for differing project types.
• Ability to assist in construction administrative duties, attend site visits, and document
building progress.
• Review project type zoning and code requirements to develop a project within these
constraints.
• Develop exciting 3d models for each project to express your design intent.

Qualifications
• Degree in Architecture (Preferred)
• 3+ years of experience
• Proficiency in ArchiCAD (preferred) or Revit w development of 3d BIM models
• Work in a team environment at various levels
• Understanding of all aspects of document production
• Knowledge of Construction (preferred)
• Preferably seeking applicants from the northern New England area.

Please Send cover letter, resume and portfolio to info@thearchitects.net. We Look forward to hearing from you.

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Project Architecttoogle

Are you a passionate design professional looking for an exciting new chapter in the southern, NH area? Dennis Mires, P.A. The Architects is hiring at multiple position levels in Manchester, NH. We are looking for an experienced Project Architect to join our close-knit architectural firm. Our firm specializes in small & large scale commercial, mixed-use multifamily, community, and educational projects. We have a flexible working environment and value team players who are eager to work on multiple project types in various stages of completion. The ability to collaborate, offer insight, learn, and eagerness to produce great design projects are desired.

Responsibilities
• Large project management role with design, document development, and construction
administration duties.
• Coordinate with other staff to achieve project schedules.
• Material and interior design composition for differing project types.
• Ability to respond to construction information requests, attend site visits, and
document progress through web-based software and DM documents.
• Review project type zoning and code requirements to develop a project within these
constraints.
• Develop exciting 3d models for each project to express your design intent.

Qualifications
• Degree in Architecture.
• Licensed, or working toward licensure.
• 10+ years of experience in a team-focused environment.
• Proficiency in ArchiCAD (preferred) or Revit w development of 3d BIM models
• Ability to express design and materiality thru 3d & graphic imagery
• Interior design, writing specifications and construction experience a plus.
• Knowledge of Construction Materials and Methods.
• Preferably seeking applicants from the northern New England area.

Please Send cover letter, resume and portfolio to info@thearchitects.net. We Look forward to hearing from you.

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