Hanover, NH, January 21, 2010 - UK Architects, PC, of Hanover, NH, received two awards for Excellence in Architecture at the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 26th Annual Awards Banquet on January 15, 2010.

The Hanover Co-Op Community Market garnered one of the top Honor Awards for what the award jury described as a “thoughtful and well resolved solution at multiple levels.” The Community Market, located on Lyme Road in Hanover, NH, embodies the organization’s ideals in the support of local economies and exemplifying “green” design practices. Geo-thermal heat systems located under the parking lot reduce the building’s energy consumption by approximately 50%, and water retention areas clean and reduce the amount of run-off leaving the site by approximately 50%. Daylight harvesters measure the amount of light from the skylights and windows and dim the electric light as needed. Large overhead doors allow flowers and produce to spill out of the entry like a farmer’s market. Trumbull-Nelson of Hanover, NH, was the construction manager for the project, and ORW of White River Junction, VT, provided landscape design.

The Monadnock Mills No. 2 & No. 6 received one of four Merit Awards for what the award jury described as a “delightfully well-executed renovation of a worthy building in a wonderful location.” The two mills were built in 1853 and 1912 respectively and form a single building. Located on the banks of the Sugar River in Claremont, NH, the rehabilitated building accommodates a boutique hotel and office space. The project utilized Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, and architectural interventions were sympathetically planned, employing contemporary design features that distinguish the new from the old. The construction manager for the project was ReArch Company of Burlington, VT.

UK Architects pursues their corporate mission of enhancing the communities around them through thoughtful design. Established in 1992 and located on South Main Street in Hanover, NH, UK Architects has designed numerous residential and commercial projects that have achieved high levels of energy efficient, sustainable design, while making meaningful contributions to their communities.