November 27, 2012 The Hampton Beach State Park redevelopment project was awarded a merit award by the New Hampshire AIA. The project involved the complete renovation of the visitor facilities at this popular beach. The buildings were designed by Samyn D’elia Architects of Ashland, New Hampshire.
November 9, 2012 King Arthur Flour was awarded a Design Excellent Merit Award for 2012 by the Vermont AIA. In their comments on the project, the jury highlighted the important contribution of the landscape to the overall excellence of the design. The building was designed by Truex Cullins Architects of Burlington, Vermont.
September 27, 2012 The Riverfront Island Master Plan prepared for Lewiston, Maine was named the 2012 Plan of the Year by the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planners Association (NNECAPA). ORW served as the team landscape architect under the direction of Master Planners Goody Clancy Associates of Boston.
October 4, 2011. ORW has collaborated with architect and Dartmouth Professor Karolina Kawiaka on a design for the Washington Monument Grounds. The design, The People's Forum, is one of six finalists for the privately funded 'National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds.' The six finalists were chosen from hundreds of entries from an international field and will be displayed at the National Building Museum in Washington DC and at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond. To see the six finalists designs, go the the wamo competiton website.
August 29, 2011. The Manchester Union Leader editors praised the renovations at Hampton Beach State Park saying the renovations have helped it achieve its potential to become a ‘flagship New England beach’ and recommended a visit to the beach before the season ends. The editorial applauds the attractive new architecture that is at home on the New England seacoast and recognizes the user-friendly arrangement of the new visitor amenities, parking and wayfinding signage. Read the full editorial on the Hampton Beach renovations.
September 9, 2011. The Merchants Row Master Plan, prepared by ORW for the City of Barre was named 'Plan of the Year' by the Vermont Planners Association. The Master Plan reconfigures downtown parking to accommodate sidewalks, the Barre bike path, public space and landscaping.
June 15, 2011. The expansion and renovation of King Arthur Flour’s bakery, store and school in Norwich, Vermont, officially broke ground on June 15th. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin attended the event which marks the beginning of an estimated one – year construction process that will yield a greatly improved facility that will consolidate activities into a single building that will better accommodate visitors and the current functional needs of the bakery, store and school.
June 11, 2011. The ‘Profilers’ designed to recall the Old Man of the Mountain for visitors to Franconia Notch were installed in June. This significant step in the ongoing effort to reenergize Franconia Notch and provide public interpretation of the missing stone face was described in the New York Times story “On a Somber Mission to Restore the Missing Face of a Mountain.”
April 27, 2011. Ribbon cutting for the first phase of the Hampton Beach State Park redevelopment project is scheduled for May 12, 2011. Two new bathhouses, shade structures, promenade, ADA beach access, parking and pedestrian improvements, wayfinding signage and public art are completed and ready to serve summer season visitors to the state park. To see the latest construction photos check out the New Hampshire State Parks website.
April 7, 2011 Perry Hall at Champlain College was awarded the Hertzel Pasackow Award 'for significant contribution to the physical or architectural quality of Burlington' by the Burlington Business Association.
March 31, 2011. ORW's design for the outdoor spaces surrounding Perry Hall, Champlain College's new Welcome and Admission Center, were awarded a Vermont Public Space Honor Award. Vermont Public Space Awards are given biennially and sponsored by a consortium of professional organizations including the Vermont chapters of the ASLA, AIA, ASCE, the Vermont Planners Association, and the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Council.
March 31, 2011. The Hanover Coop Community Market was awarded a Plan New Hampshire Merit Award for Excellence. Each year Plan NH recognizes exemplary projects that reflect their mission of 'smart growth,' sustainability, social responsibility and creative approaches to partnership and collaboration.
October 22, 2010. The first phase of Miller Bicentennial Hall at Kimball Union Academy was dedicated on October 22, 2010. This is the first of three planned phases of renovation and addition to the Miller building which includes classrooms, an auditorium, and academic offices.