New Hampshire Institute of Art

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The studio and residence hall facility for the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH is now located in striking new and renovated facilities.  The project involved relocation and renovation of the original Manchester High School, a two-story brick building constructed in the 1840’s, to one side of the site.  A six-story steel-framed building was then erected adjacent to it to provide studio space and student housing.


The 32,000 sq. ft. facility has received LEED Gold certification and is the first urban campus building in the state to include alternative energies in the design.  The green technologies in the building include geo-thermal wells for heating and cooling, photovoltaic collection systems, vegetative roof and a high-performance envelope.


Approximately 9,500 sq. ft. of Petersen Snap-Clad Panels and Flush Panels finished in Zinc Metallic were used to clad the new structure. The building includes 11 new studios with space for liberal arts, art education, illustration and digital labs as well as four floors of suite-style dormitory rooms housing 54 students.


Design for the project was provided by Dennis Mires, PA, The Architects, Manchester, NH.  “The design evolved as a response to the mixed-use program and the desire to reuse the historic building on the urban lot,” Mires said as previously reported.  “Metal is a contemporary material that allowed us to differentiate the form with the same material and finish, and yet create different textures—the varying width, vertical standing-seam form versus the metal shingles form.  It also provided a hand-crafted character using an industrial material that seemed appropriate for an art college.”


The panel contractor on the job was A.W. Therrian Roofing & Sheet Metal, Manchester, NH.  The construction manager was Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc., Concord, NH.

Snap-Clad Panel
Tite-Loc Panel
Tite-Loc Plus Panel
Snap-On Standing Seam Panel
High Snap-On Standing Seam Panel
Snap-On Batten Panel
Redi-Roof Standing Seam Panel
ColorGard® Snow Retention System
PAC-150 90° Single Lock
PAC-150 180° Double Lock
M-42 & M-36 Panels
7.2 Panel
1/2″ & 7/8″ Corrugated Panel
R-41 & R-36 Panels
Coil and Flat Sheet
Flashing and Trim
Custom Fabrication
Anodized Aluminum
Stainless Steel
PAC-750 Soffit
PAC-850 Soffit
Flush/Reveal Soffit
PAC-1000F Column Cover
PAC-1000C Column Cover
PAC-1000R Column Cover
PAC-2000F Column Cover
PAC-2000C Column Cover
PAC-2000R Column Cover
PAC SS Vented Eave & Intake Vent
PAC ECO Vented Fascia
PAC SS Rake Panel & Fascia
PAC SS Ridge Vents
PAC-TITE Angular Fascia
PAC-TITE WT Canted Fascia
PAC-TITE WT Extended Fascia
PAC-LOC Fascia
PAC Snap Edge Fascia
PAC Extended Snap Edge Fascia
PAC-TITE Gold Coping
PAC-Continuous Cleat Coping
Composite Wall Panels
Precision Series Wall Panels
Flush/Reveal Wall Panels