Two of Karen Fabianski’s Engineering and Design students received honors at the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) 2016 Design Contest.
The contest was based on the premise that the 35th America’s Cup will be held in Portsmouth, NH. Students were asked to design a Youth Education Pavilion, a highly visible structure to tell the story of the race, the history of sailing, and to introduce local youth to sailing. They were given program parameters and a site plan of Odiorne Point to work with.
KJ Ammon took 2nd place for Best Model describing the Design Solution. Hannah Cheneau received a Jurors’ Citation for Overall Design Idea and Model Quality.
In addition, a fundamental goal of this building was to embrace sustainability principles in order to reduce the overall impact of the building in the environment. The design had to incorporate innovative green building strategies such as:
Local architect Len Pagano assisted Ms. Fabianski with project. The models crafted by Ammon and Cheneau are currently on display in the ConVal Library/Learning Commons.