SDA’s medical facilities design work includes multiple projects at Webster Place Recovery Center and Easter Seals Farnum Center in Franklin, NH; the Alpine Clinic in Franconia, NH; renovations to the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH; a clinic for Darmouth-Hitchcock in Hooksett, NH; Genesis Behavioral Health Services headquarters in Laconia, NH; LRGHealthcare Interlakes Family Medical Center in Meredith, NH; and a pharmacy and walk-in clinic for Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, NH.


Alpine Clinic, Franconia, NH

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This 16,488 SF Timberpeg® post and beam clinic provides orthopedic, physical therapy, rehabilitation, MRI, and X-ray services.

The clinic’s style is reminiscent of a historic New England ski lodge. The design reflects the Client's enthusiasm for sports and the clinic's mountain setting. This aesthetic acts as a soothing non-clinical surprise for athlete and non-athlete patients alike.

The facility sits into the slope of a reclaimed gravel pit.  This siting allows for full lower-level exposure to daylight and beautiful views of Cannon Mountain Ski Area to the south. It also minimizes the building’s exposure to prevailing winter winds.

Exterior materials and colors for the clinic were selected to compliment the surrounding area of tall pine trees, boulders, and natural flora.


NH Home Builders and Remodelers Association, Cornerstone Merit Award

American Institute of Architects NH, People’s Choice

Speare Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Clinic, Plymouth, NH

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Webster Place Recovery Center and Easter Seals Farnum Center, Franklin, NH

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The original, award-winning project involved converting the historic Daniel Webster Farm to an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility. The renovation and rehabilitation design allowed for productive reuse of the buildings without significantly altering their historic character.

SDA worked with Easter Seals (who now operates Farnum Center on the site) to upgrade Webster Place Recovery Center to meet the requirements for a new licensing status.

SDA was also commissioned to design renovations for the Farnum Center’s Ray House. The renovated center provides inpatient facilities for men and women, an expanded capacity for outpatient services, and new space for group meetings and other activities related to treatment and counseling.

In addition, SDA completed a feasibility study for the renovation and conversion of the Center’s 26,000 SF Henry and Webster buildings into residential treatment dormitories.


PlanNH Merit Award

NH Preservation Alliance, Achievement Award

Interlakes Family Medical Center, Meredith, NH

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The design for this 15,000 SF facility incorporates stone columns and heavy timbers at the entrances, reflecting the natural features of the surrounding area and the distinct architectural character of the town of Meredith, NH.

SDA met with providers and staff over the course of several months to determine an optimal interior layout. The resulting pod configuration allows easy provider access and discrete flow from reception to nurses’ station to exam room. 

The energy efficient clinic provides medical services on two levels including a phlebotomy lab, X-ray services, and rehabilitation services.

Artwork for the clinic’s interior was solicited from local artists and interior space was set aside to display the artwork of local school children. Neighbors provided input on the location of the exterior lighting in order to minimize light pollution.