Our building designs derive directly from our clients educational philosophy. Starting with this foundation, we strive, through a collaborative, interactive design approach, to create spaces that are uplifting, inspirational and stimulating for students, staff and the community. We value integrating our buildings into the landscape, the use of natural materials, and plentiful day lighting. The result is that people enjoy being in our buildings, which encourages student engagement in learning, and staff excitement for teaching.
We have always made great efforts to construct well insulated, environmentally friendly, energy efficient structures utilizing the latest technology in mechanical systems, controls, and lighting to reduce operating and maintenance costs. Our recently completed Keene Middle School project achieved certification through the NECHPS program, entitling the school district to an additional 3% state building aid, and earning an EDDY award from the NH Department of Education, recognizing the school as one of the most energy efficient in the state.
As educational facility specialists, Marinace Architects offers the full range of planning and design services, both in our office and through our long-standing association with our consultants, focusing on the unique challenges presented to school clients, including:
*Facilities needs assessment studies
*Campus master planning
*Development of Educational Specifications
*Schematic design / Design Development / Construction Documents
*Assist school districts in developing a strategy to gain public support, leading
to a bond vote
*3D Modeling of conceptual design
*LEED / CHPS planning, execution, documentation & certification
*Assist owners with State funding and permitting forms
*Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Acoustical engineering services
*Life-Cycle cost analysis
*Energy Modeling to maximize building efficiency and reduce operating costs
*Design and permitting of biomass heating plants
*Coordinate Commissioning of building systems
*Selection and procurement of equipment and furnishings
Our most recent projects include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and the Community College System of New Hampshire.