Exterior terrace Context Entrance Seminar and conference room Cafe

“The Bush Center received recognition for its sympathetic and contextual additions to the existing library, transforming an inward looking building into one that embraces views of the Saco River, landscape, and University Campus."

As part of campus-wide initiatives, along with 663 residential student beds, JSA designed the George and Barbara Bush Center (featuring the Bush Legacy Library, a student cafe, and administrative offices), and the Peter and Cecile Morgane Hall, the first all-academic facility at UNE in over a decade.

Ketchum Library at the University of New England's Biddeford campus, c1968, was very much a "period piece" of late modernist architecture. The architect's design response was sympathetic to the scale and texture of Ketchum, while providing an exciting, more visually accessible addition to the campus.

Jury Comments, AIA New Hampshire: "The Bush Center received recognition for its sympathetic and contextual additions to the existing library, transforming an inward looking building into one that embraces views of the Saco River, landscape, and University Campus. The new gallery, café, and boardrooms also activate the potential utilization of the Ketchum Library. A worthy design solution honoring George and Barbara Bush."

2015 AIA New Hampshire - Merit Award

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