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Western Massachusetts AIA Awards

Published December 8, 2016

We are proud to announce that our Olympia Oaks Affordable housing project was selected for a Citation Award for the 2016 Western Massachusetts AIA Design Awards. In addition, the Northampton Recreation Pavilion, our project in partnership with Elizabeth Morgan of Morgan Studio, received an Honor Award.

People’s Choice Award

Published October 5, 2016

We are proud to announce that our Olympia Oaks Affordable housing project was selected as the People's Choice in the AIA New England 2016 awards.  

Sarah Nolan wins the Advocate’s “Best Of the Valley 2015” for Interior Design

Published April 21, 2015

We are proud to announce that Sarah Nolan, our interior designer, has won the Advocate's "Best In the Valley 2015" for the category of Interior Design. For those of you who have worked with Sarah, you know that this is well deserved recognition for all the great work she's done. Congrats Sarah! 

Chatham House Featured as Cover Story in This Old House Magazine

Published March 18, 2015

Located in Chatham, Massachusetts, The Chatham House features a unique guest house that was repurposed from an existing garage. In 2013, the Chatham House received the Chatham Preservation Award from the Town of Chatham Historic Commission, Historic Business District Commission, and the Chatham Historical Society in Chatham, Massachusetts

KRA Receives Honor Awards from WMAIA

Published December 12, 2014

Kuhn Riddle Architects received the top honors in architecture from this year’s WMAIA + BSLA Design Awards Program for our work on New England Public Radio and 79 South Pleasant Street at Amherst College.

At the annual dinner of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the AIA last week, KRA received the “Honor Award” for design excellence for each of these projects. Kuhn Riddle’s Ann Marshall accepted for the NEPR team, while Charles Roberts and Andy Grogan accepted for the Amherst College team.

The jurors commented that NEPR was a “great new use for old building,” adding that the “textures and rhythms are great.” The jury also appreciated the re-use of the building’s existing cast iron columns.

The jurors called 79 South Pleasant a “very strong project...a sophisticated piece of design.”  They applauded the “integration of (the) new, modern addition and existing building” and “loved the transformation of the front.”

You can see both project submissions via our ISSUU page.

The Design Awards Program, last held by the WMAIA in 2012, was co-hosted this year by the WMAIA and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects – Western Massachusetts Section. The competition was open to any building type or landscape anywhere in the world completed at any time in the last ten years, by any architect or landscape architect whose principal office is currently located in Western Massachusetts, or who is a member of WMAIA. The sole criterion of the program is design excellence.

The jury was comprised of four architectural professionals:  Ward D'Elia AIA, Samyn-D'Elia Architects, Ashland NH; Katie Cassidy Sutherland AIA, Scully Architects, Keene NH; Terrence Parker ASLA, Terra Firma Landscape Architecture, Portsmouth, NH; and Sheldon Pennoyer AIA, Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, Concord, NH.

Above: Winners in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, including KRA's Charles Roberts, Chris Farley, and Andy Grogan (from left)

Project Team: 79 South Pleasant at Amherst College
Partner In Charge: Charles Roberts
Project Manager: Andy Grogan
Interior Designer: Sarah Nolan
Site Design: Berkshire Design Group
Structural Engineer: GNCB Consulting Engineers. P.C.
MEP/FP Engineers: BVH Integrated Services
Envelope Consultant: Wagdy Anis, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc.

Project Team: New England Public Radio
Partner In Charge: Jonathan Salvon
Project Manager: Ann Marshall
Interior Designer: Sarah Nolan
Structural & MEP Engineers: The Dennis Group
Acoustic Consultant: Cavanaugh Tocci Associates
 

Chatham House Featured in This Old House

Published December 12, 2014

The Chatham House is featured in the January/February 2015 issue of This Old House magazine in an article about the renovated kitchen.

Originally constructed around 1880, the house was in need of significant repairs and upgrades. The renovated project includes an ample front porch that enhances the form of the original house as well as additions to the rear that expand dining and kitchen areas. In 2013, the project received the Chatham Preservation Award from the Town of Chatham Historic Commission, Historic Business District Commission, and the Chatham Historical Society in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Ribbon Cutting at Wilbraham and Monson Academy

Published October 29, 2014

Sarah Nolan and Jonathan Salvon

Kuhn Riddle was acknowledged recently at the dedication of the new Rodney and Shirley LaBrecque House, a dormitory for middle school age students, on the campus of Wilbraham and Monson Academy. While the academy has had a Middle School program for several decades, the boarding option was inaugurated with completion of this building. The 7,800 square foot new dorm includes rooms for twelve students and two faculty apartments. It also includes a dining area and two smaller gathering spaces. The building is located next to the Blake Middle School, for which Kuhn Riddle designed a major expansion in 1996. Our design process, permitting, and construction of the building by Pecoy Homes Inc., was completed in an incredibly-fast twelve month period.

NEPR Grand Opening

Published September 8, 2014

On a beautiful late summer afternoon New England Public Radio celebrated the completion of their new broadcast and office facility, designed by Kuhn Riddle and constructed by Adams & Ruxton, on Main Street in downtown Springfield with a ribbon cutting and block party.

Attendees included Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno, State Senator James Welch, Umass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, NPR’s All thing’s Considered host Audie Cornish, Former NPR personality and Honorary Chair (NEPR 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign) Anne Garrels, Captial Campaign Chair Jack Dill, NEPR Foundation President Paul Lambert, and NEPR CEO Martin Miller. 

While we have been involved in the design and construction of the facility for the last two years, the event really represents the successful completion several decades of planning on the part of NEPR. More project images are available here.

Project Publications

Published September 5, 2014

A building is the result of a long process that involves thousands of decisions. From the architects in the office to the workers onsite, many people have a direct hand in making a project sucessful. To illustrate the conceptual and practical considerations that go into our designs, we're making available via ISSUU a few publications about specific projects. We hope it gives readers a sense of the many decisions that are made as designer, client, and builder work together to realize a project.

You can read about Amherst College's 79 South Pleasant, Northampton's SIP Cafe and Coffee Bar, and our award-winning Hawk's Meadow Houses right now, and we'll make more projects available in the future.

This Old Chattham House

Published July 16, 2014

This Old House magazine was onsite at our Chatham House project, taking photographs for an upcoming issue. The project involved the renovation of a 1880s cottage and outbuilding and won a 2013 Chatham Preservation Award.

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