Feature of the Month: Warrenstreet Architects named 2019 Business of the Year

July 05, 2019 - Northern New England

Concord, NH Proving themselves once again as a leader in their industry, Warrenstreet Architects Inc., proudly celebrates their recent naming as a 2019 Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine. A 29-year-young  design cooperative headquartered in New Hampshire’s capital city, Warrenstreet was featured in the May issue of the monthly publication within the Construction, Engineering and Real Estate services award category. At an awards luncheon held May 30th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Hotel in Manchester, the firm was recognized for their contributions to the built environment, socially responsible business practices and extensive pro bono work including their involvement with the “Building on Hope” organization which renovates a non-profit facility in need every two years (www.buildingonhope.com).

Established in 1990, Warrenstreet Architects is comprised of licensed architects, a landscape architect, NCIDQ certified interior designer, EDAC certified and LEED accredited individuals, architectural designers and administrative and marketing support staff. Firm principals Jonathan Halle, Kyle Barker, Jonathan Smith and Wendy Noyes guide the 13-member firm, known for their unique and innovative cooperative business model structure. Their services include architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design and construction administration for healthcare, government/municipal, K-12/higher education, industrial, multifamily residential, mixed-use, and commercial/corporate markets throughout New England. 

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From new construction, additions and renovations to historic rehabilitations, redevelopment and re-use projects, Warrenstreet provides the professional guidance that is imperative to making sound decisions for creative and purposeful projects that stand the test of time. 

“Warrenstreet is continually evolving as a practice, expanding our strong and stable client base with each passing year,” said marketing manager Lawreen Halle. “We have an unwavering commitment to our staff, community and the clients we serve, who have come to value us for our ability to offer big firm capabilities but with the personal service and benefits a smaller firm can offer.”

Named Small Business of the Year by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce in 2018, their expansive portfolio includes a wide variety of project types. Some of their most recent work includes: Renovation of the Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Brentwood, N.H.; Ongoing renovation of Sullivan County Health Care of Unity, N.H.; Renovation of the Edna McKenna Community Corrections Center in Boscawen, N.H.; New automotive dealerships completed for Land Rover of Bedford, Contemporary Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Milford, N.H. and Dover Honda of Dover, N.H.; long-standing relationships completing numerous projects for the VA Medical Center, Monadnock Community Hospital, and the N.H. State Veteran’s Cemetery; fire station renovation and new construction projects for the towns of Laconia and Litchfield, N.H.; and numerous planning, renovation and new construction projects for educational facilities including Mascenic Regional High School in New Ipswich, N.H., Florence Rideout Elementary School of Wilton, N.H., Strong Foundations Charter School in Concord, N.H. and Nelson Elementary School of Nelson, N.H. 

In 2018 alone, Warrenstreet provided pro bono design services for a new cold weather emergency shelter for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, pro bono design services for the total renovation of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire of Concord, N.H., worked at a reduced rate for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, and helped plan the expansion of the Bridge House in Plymouth, which provides emergency shelter and veterans support services. 

John Deloia, vice president of Eckman Construction of Bedford, N.H. said, “Of increasing importance in today’s business world is a firm’s ability to demonstrate values that go beyond the bottom line. In Southern New Hampshire’s construction industry, Warrenstreet is a leader in this realm. One could say that the firm is in perpetual ‘giving mode’ – it’s simply part of their blood. Jonathan Halle is always on the lookout for the next project to advance the plight of those less fortunate. From his leadership with Building on Hope to his dedication to seeing through CCEH’s Concord Emergency Winter Shelter project, Jonathan continues to raise the bar for his industry peers. Dedication to their community is paramount in Warrenstreet’s mission, and the rest of us are grateful to have them as leaders.”

Halle said, “Each award is another humbling reminder of the positive impact design can have on the human experience. Warrenstreet has had the profound pleasure to guide many public and private entities and individuals through their own paths of progression in the planning and implementation process. Obstacles are an inevitable part of any client’s journey. How you deal with, adjust to and navigate the ebbs and flows of pushing a project forward, or achieving a goal, is what defines you as a team. It is our sincere hope that we continue to be known for our responsible designs, perseverance, respectful collaborations and pay-it-forward mentalities we credit as being some of the simplest secrets of our success.”

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