Environments for Aging names Seasons of Danvers competition finalist
The Seasons of Danvers secure courtyard is a finalist for the Environments for Aging 2016 single spaces competition. The courtyard is a vital part of this Alzheimer’s community as it allows a secure outdoor space for residents to walk, socialize and be connected to nature. There are opportunities for gardening and multiple sitting spaces. The courtyard allows for a colorful view from resident rooms and from the central household.
The finished project is nearly unrecognizable from its former self, with bright, life-enhancing renovations in every area of the building and grounds. It has become the centerpiece of this community. View the finalists.
Happy Birthday JSA!
Founded on Bastille Day in 1980, JSA turns 36 today. Happy Birthday to us!
A win, and another and another…
It's a hat trick for the JSA Education Studio with two more wins coming on the heels of a win for the Olson Center at UNH. Student housing projects on the campuses of Husson University in Bangor, Maine and Thomas College in Waterville, Maine will keep the education architects and designers out of trouble for the remainder of the summer.
Steve Hebsch awarded Plan NH scholarship
Congratulations to Steve Hebsch, JSA architectural designer currently enrolled in the Masters in Architecture program at the Boston Architectural College, the recipient of a $5000 scholarship from Plan New Hampshire. These scholarships are awarded to encourage and support students studying the built environment and its impact on the social, economic and environmental capital of a community.
Habitat for Humanity – new design team for third JSA house
Just announced: the newest Habitat for Humanity Southeast New Hampshire home will be designed by JSA architectural designers Lizz Melbourne and Erin Doody. Left to right, Christina McMahon, Erin Doody, Lizz Melbourne. The two-bedroom, single-family home is scheduled to start construction in August, 2016.
Tracy Kozak named Secretary/Treasurer for AIANH
Tracy Kozak, AIA, LEED AP and member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH), has been named Secretary/Treasurer of the AIANH executive committee. She also serves on the AIANH Environmental Taskforce.
JSA is hitting the streets over the summer, taking a break from computer screens to hone our hand-sketching skills. Led by JSA partner Mark Moeller, the group has focused on interesting viewpoints and architectural details in historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Caleb Sloan earns EDAC Certification
Congrats to Caleb Sloan, AIA, LEED AP, JSA’s newest EDAC-credentialed architect. Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) is a program that has established standards using an evidence-based design process for healthcare building projects. An EDAC certified individual can help make design decisions to produce measureable improvements in healthcare facility clinical outcomes, economic performance, productivity, customer satisfaction and cultural measures.
Todd Hanson judges for Engineering News Record
Each year, ENR's regional editions celebrate the excellence of young construction professionals, highlighting individuals under the age of 40 who represent "Best-of-the-Best" in their construction and design careers by giving back to the industry and communities. Todd Hanson has an inside look at the nominations, serving as a judge for this competition. Winners will be announced in the magazine's fall edition.
Habitat for Humanity finishes second JSA house
Habitat for Humanity has a vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. JSA is providing architectural support to help Habitat achieve their vision. JSA architectural designers Christina McMahon and and Patricia Shields provided design services for this home, a duplex to house veterans and their families. It will be ready for move-in in August, 2016. Christina McMahon (left) and Patricia Shields (middle) with one of the two recipient families.