NHIA – 88 Lowell St.

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
  • Photovoltaics

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.