Last year’s team outing was a hike up Mt. Chocorua. This year we opted for an urban hike instead.
- Jul 20, 2017 Summer Fun with the Kids at Madbury Public Library
- Mar 23, 2017 It's an Honor!
- Aug 25, 2016 Summer News
- Jan 26, 2016 Manypenny Murphy Architecture Recognized at AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Design Awards
- Dec 30, 2015 Happy New Year!
- Dec 15, 2015 AIA NH People's Choice Awards
- Dec 9, 2015 ¡He Vuelto!
- Dec 8, 2015 Tupac's Revenge
- Dec 8, 2015 Incan Architecture
- Oct 27, 2015 NH Home Magazine
- Oct 20, 2015 Madbury Public Library Announcement
- Oct 20, 2015 ARCHtoberfest 2015 Recap
- Oct 20, 2015 Fall Happy Hour
- Sep 25, 2015 Robert Campbell: Architecture is the Art of Making Places
- Sep 18, 2015 Park(ing) Day 2015
- Aug 24, 2015 ARCHtoberfest 2015
- FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE
- Jan 20, 2017 Focus Forward
- Nov 1, 2016 The Solar Roof
- Aug 1, 2016 Reflections on Islington Street Lab
- Jul 5, 2016 Design Thinking for Everyone
- May 25, 2016 Master Planning - Part One: A Living Plan
- Apr 22, 2016 Happy Earth Day! What are we going to do about Climate Change?
- Feb 15, 2016 National Expert Kick Starts Portsmouth Affordability Efforts
- Feb 5, 2016 The Value of Architectural Competitions in New Hampshire
- Oct 21, 2015 Reflections on Robert Campbell's Visit to Portsmouth
The orbit of our work as architects at times veers outside the focus of building design. Come to think of it, designing buildings is really just part of the orbit - community building is the true center.
Teachers and school administrators are constantly holding this balance of academically challenging students while supporting and nurturing them. What do educational spaces that emphasize and sustain this process look like?
Our work in Portsmouth and surrounding communities often leads us into long discussions about how to build responsibly in an historic context. Recently we had a chance to discuss this with Reagan Ruedig.
We’ve been getting to know Portsmouth City Councilor Rebecca Perkins pretty well lately. We share motivation to improve housing diversity and quality in our city. We had coffee with her recently and talked about housing, how working in the food industry is good preparation for service in government, and her philosophy on representing the people.
One of the factors that draw many of us to Portsmouth and the Seacoast region is the access to a robust art and music scene afforded by the intimacy of small city. While enjoying the many local cultural offerings, it’s easy to forget the incredible amount of both passion and labor required to cultivate and support an active arts community.
Talking about money makes most of us uncomfortable. It’s a topic that’s difficult for many, and most individuals or institutions that are looking to invest in a building project are tremendously nervous. The design process, which is often characterized as pure creative expression, can also be looked at as a careful plan for how to best spend the money available to achieve the desired goals. Like our use of water, energy or any other natural resource, money should be conserved and put to use efficiently. Understanding how we can best use resources to create positive results is a big part of our work.
With sea level rise and its effect on our community on our minds, we thought we would turn our attention this month to learning a little more about our neighbor the ocean. We invited our friend Jennifer Felt to help us understand the parallels between land use planning and ocean planning and how the two affect one another.
Hayley works at PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network), is a board member of the 603 Initiative and is involved with the Dover Arts Commission, the Dover Climate Change Steering Committee and the local 20x20 Pecha Kucha presentations. We chatted about everything from how to make change happen to the perceived rivalry between Dover and Portsmouth.
Karen has been instrumental in establishing many creative endeavors here in Portsmouth that provide outlets for independent voices, a few of which include: The Wire newspaper, the RPM Challenge, Seacoast Local and PS21 (Portsmouth Smart Growth for the 21st Century). She shared with us her thoughts on local leadership and community engagement.
Emily and Brian recently got to spend an afternoon with the kids of Madbury, NH talking about the design of their new public library. The main message for the kids was “drawing!”
We're very proud to share that Brian was recognized last night by the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast as the 'Business Leader' of the year. Wow.
It's been a very busy summer at Manypenny Murphy Architecture. We've had a great time starting in on some exciting new projects and completing others. Some news we share with mixed emotions is that Michael is leaving us - for the big city!