AIA NH Rick & Duffy Monahon Award for Design Excellence in Architectural Restoration and Preservation
Carey Cottage at Creek Farm in Portsmouth, NH, built in phases starting in 1887, was saved through a unique partnership between a local philanthropist and a thoughtful developer.
The renovated building now houses Goodwork, a nonprofit incubator, as well as offices for several area nonprofit organizations, and limited housing for nonprofit employees.
The design and construction focused on structural integrity, building envelope, environmental sustainability, accessibility and fire protection. The construction budget required frugal use of embellishments, simple design, efficient and flexible use spaces. An improved envelope for thermal performance and durability/longevity has decreased energy usage for the building. A new fire suppression system ensures longevity into the future.