Merit Award for Hampton Beach

January 15, 2013

Samyn-D’Elia Architects, ORW Landscape Architects and Planners, Harvey Construction Corporation

​The Hampton Beach Design & Development Project, Hampton Beach, NH has won a Merit Award in the 2013 AIANH Excellence in Architecture Design Awards Program. As environmental graphics consultant on a multidisciplinary team including ORW Landscape Architects and Planners and Samyn D’Elia Architects, CGD collaborated on the design, development and implementation of the project’s comprehensive signage and architectural graphics program.

*Jury Comments: “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 this project value. The master plan reflects the precedent of successful public beach and 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.”

*reprinted from NHForum January-February 2013

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