Samyn-D’Elia Architects Presented Two 2013 AIA NH Awards

Samyn-D’Elia Architects was proud to accept two  awards, a Merit Award and the coveted People’s Choice Award for Commercial Projects, from the NH AIA (American Institute of Architects) for their work on the Hampton Beach State Park Redevelopment.  Ward D’Elia, the project architect,  accepted the awards citing all those who contributed their efforts and talents to the project: Harvey Construction, NH Dept of Resources and Recreation, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., ORW Landscape Architects & Planners and the staff of Samyn-D’Elia Architects.

 

 

The Jury’s comments regarding the project, explain why the redevelopment was such a success.  

“This ambitious civic contribution to Hampton Beach reminded the jury of grand public facilities in the tradition of Robert Moses.  The architecture ambitiously wraps its arms around the throngs of individuals that come to this beach every year and engages them in a truly civic manner.    The recognition and expression of collective engagement and shared experience is what gives the project value.  The master plan reflects the precedent of successful public beach and park amenities found throughout New England while the architecture, though simple, is reasonably detailed and uses regionally appropriate material patterns.

The jury was unanimous that this was an astounding accomplishment for Hampton Beach, given the economic and political challenges associated with a public project of this scale.”

 

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