Banwell Architects - Pinel Law

About Us

The Firm

The firm has evolved since 1966 when Roy Banwell established a group to succeed E.H. & M.K. Hunter, AIA. Five years later Stuart White and Treat Arnold became principals, and the office moved to 2 West Wheelock Street in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1983 Greg Hemberger became a principal, and in 1990 Jules Chatot, David Laurin, and George Turner joined as principals. In October, 1994 a Norwich, Vermont office was opened; and in May, 1995 the Hanover office relocated to larger space in Lebanon, New Hampshire. In May 1997 Karl Winchester became a firm Associate. In September of 1999 the Norwich office relocated to Montpelier, Vermont. In February, 2004, Ingrid Moulton became a principal in the firm.

The work of the office has been generally within New Hampshire and Vermont, with an occasional special project in the other New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Utah, and California.

Projects range from very small to $40 million, and duties are performed by teams of principals and staff best able to meet the needs of particular programs and schedules.

Fees

Our fees schedule has been developed since 1966 to provide equitable compensation for A&E services at a fair and competitive cost to the Project thanks to the Loi Pinel 2020.

Normal complete services are generally understood and represented by the AIA B-141 document for Owner-Architect and various Owner-Contractor agreements.

The scope of responsibilities can be varied for special project requirements, and appropriate adjustments of the Basic Services fees are made. More duties or obligations than normal add cost, of course, when they modify the Architect-Consultant-Owner relationships.

People/Qualifications

It is our practice to assign two or more people to a project through all phases. A principal and a project architect become and stay familiar with all aspects of a project including programming, design, construction documents, contract award, and construction administration. These principal team members are responsible for design, management, and client contact. Additional people are enlisted as required for specific tasks to meet schedule requirements.

Our experience with this team approach is that, in contrast with a more specialized department organization, it provides a valuable measure of continuity which helps put your project's specific requirements onto drawings and ultimately into construction.

As seen in the enclosed listing of recent and in-progress work, our firm has a great deal of experience to our credit. One of our strong points is that we interface well with the committees that are often involved in building projects. We place a lot of emphasis on developing and refining schematic designs and rely on user group input and in-house critiques to review design issues. We are also aware of the need for good graphic material and easily accessible information that are essential for presentation to the various boards and committees, both public and private. Scale models are helpful to fully describe the architectural solution, and we often do study models as well as complete finished models as part of our scope of services. We use AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 3 for the production of working drawings and to study multiple 3-dimensional views of a proposed building.

Our references welcome your inquiries about our abilities.

Staff

Principals

Jules J. Chatot, Jr., AIA
Greg Hemberger, AIA
David Laurin, AIA
Ingrid Moulton, AIA
George Turner, AIA

  1. Stuart White, Jr., AIA

Firm Associates/Registered Architects

Karl E. Winchester, AIA
Pamela Hanson, RA

Designer/Technical Staff

Jeremiah Goulet
Hailan Hu
Support Staff
Judith A. King
Jennifer A. Radford-Bills

References

Project Type Project Reference
Ski Mount Sunapee Resort
Newbury, New Hampshire Mr. Jay Gamble, General Manager
(603 ) 763-2356
Ski Dartmouth Skiway
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire Mr. Gordon DeWitt,
Director of Facilities Planning
Dartmouth College
(603) 646-2131
Recreation Eastman Community Building
Grantham, New Hampshire Mr. Jim Lower,
Building Committee Chair
(603) 863-6268
Recreation Carter Community Building
Lebanon, New Hampshire Mr. Curtis Richardson, Director
(603) 448-6477
Education Mason Library
Keene State College
Keene, New Hampshire Ms. Mary Ann Gaal, University System of New Hampshire
(603) 862-0944
Education Concord High School
Concord, New Hampshire
Mr. Curtis Sokness, Superintendent
(603) 225-0811
Commercial Concepts ETI, Inc.
Norwich, Vermont
Dr. David Japikse, President
(802) 296-2321
Commercial Mascoma Savings Bank
White River Junction, Vermont
Windsor, Vermont
West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Mr. Barry McCabe, Vice-President
(603) 448-3650
Religious United Methodist Church
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Mr. Mark Farnham, Building Committee Chair
(603) 448-5478
Religious Aquinas House
The Catholic Student Center at Dartmouth College,
Hanover, New Hampshire
Rev. John McHugh
(603) 643-2154
Public Museum of NH History
Concord, New Hampshire Mr. John Frisbee, Director, NHHS
(603) 225-3381
Public Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Concord, New Hampshire Mr. Paul Leveille
(603) 224-9945

Honors

2005 Award for Excellence in Architecture
New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
Boyd Science Hall at Plymouth State University
Plymouth, N.H.

2004 Award for Innovation in Integrated Design
1st Place, Better Buildings by Design 2004
Efficiency Vermont
Mascoma Savings Bank Operations Center
White River Junction, Vt.

2003 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Gold Certification
U.S. Green Building Council
French Wing
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Conservation Center, Concord, N.H.

2002 Award for Excellence, New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
Dartmouth Skiway Base Lodge
Dartmouth College, Lyme, N.H.

1998 Excellence in Architecture Award, Vermont Chapter of AIA
In conjunction with VT AIA's 50th anniversary celebration, this award recognized the best Vermont projects in the past 50 years
White Residence, Norwich, Vt.

1997 glasforum 1-97 (Germany)
“Verkorperte Energie,”an article on the Manhattan Retrofit

1996 glasforum 6-96 (Germany)
“Cole Hall - ‘eine Lernmaschine’ ”; regarding a classroom building for the Thompson School of Applied Science at Durham, N.H.

1996 Award for Excellence, Vermont Chapter of AIA
Museum of NH History, NH Historical Society, Concord, N.H.

1995 Award for Excellence, Vermont Chapter of AIA
Concepts ETI, Wilder, Vt.

1994 Award of Excellence, New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
United Methodist Church, Lebanon, N.H.

1993 Honor Award, New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
The Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, N.Y.

1993 Honor Award, Vermont Chapter of AIA
Whitetail Ski Resort Base Facility, Mercersburg, Pa.

1992 Award of Excellence, New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
Pinckney Boathouse, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, N.H.

1992 Skiing - September
“Upscale Whitetail”
Whitetail Resort Base Facility, Mercersburg, Pa.

1992 Four BWAH&P projects featured in
“Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings”
8th Edition; Benjamin Stein and John S. Reynolds; Wiley

1992 Snow Country Magazine Annual Ski Area Design Awards
Winner, Overall Resort Design
Whitetail Resort Base Facility, Mercersburg, Pa.

1991 Ski Area Management - September
“Whitetail - Born to Succeed”
Whitetail Resort Base Facility, Mercersburg, Pa.

1990 Honor Award, New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
Dartmouth Boathouse, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

1990 Recognition Award, New Hampshire Chapter of AIA
Granite Bank, Milford, N.H.

1990 Manhattan Apartment Conversion Project featured in book,
“Common Walls/Private Homes” McGraw Hill

1987 U.S. Department of Energy Award for Energy Innovations
“For a distinguished contribution to the Nation's energy efficiency.”
Cole Hall at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.

1986 Concord Conservation Center featured in
“Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings”, 7th Edition; Benjamin Stein/Reynolds/McGuinness; Wiley

1984 U.S. Department of Energy Passive Solar Design Award
Conservation Center for Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests, Concord, N.H.

1984 House Beautiful's Building Manual, Fall-Winter, 1983-84
“Power Houses: Thermal Mass Shapes the Design”
House in Hooksett, N.H.

1983 Solar Age Magazine - February
“Big Solar Buildings”
Conservation Center for SPNHF, Concord, N.H.

1983 Progressive Architecture - April
“Yankee Independence”
Conservation Center for SPNHF, Concord, N.H.

1982 Today's Architectural Mirror
“Famolare Sun Value”
Hayne, VanNostrand, Reinhold

1982 U.S. Department of Energy Passive Solar Design Award
Commercial - Institutional - Industrial Category
Proposal for Mid-Town Manhattan Retrofit

1981 Design Award, American Wood Council
Conservation Center for SPNHF, Concord, N.H.

1981 “Case Study of the 424 West 33rd Street Apartment House”
Prepared for Dept. of Energy and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Solar Retrofit project in mid-town Manhattan

1981 AIA Journal - January
“A Central Spine of Solaria”

1980 AIA Awards, First Honor Award
New England Regional Council, Honor Award
Cranmore Woods Condominiums, North Conway, N.H.

1980 U.S. Department of Energy Passive Solar Design Award,
Multi-family Category
“Excellence in Integration of Architectural Design &
Passive Solar Technology”
Solar Retrofit Project in Midtown Manhattan

1978 New England Regional Council of AIA, First Honor Award
6 State New England Region
White Residence, Norwich, Vt.

1978 Architectural Record - August
“Massive Trombe Wall Saves Energy in a Vermont Warehouse”
Famolare Headquarters, Brattleboro, Vt.

1978 Architecture (France) - Issue No. 402
White Residence, Norwich, Vt.

1978 Process Architecture (Japan) - March
“Architect's Residence”
White Residence, Norwich, Vt.

1978 House Beautiful - January
“Sun-Powered House Deep in Vermont”
White Residence, Norwich, Vt

1976 Fortune Magazine - February
“The New Business of Harvesting Sunbeams”
White Residence, Norwich, Vt.

Employment

Banwell Architects does not have any specific openings at this time.

Please Email resume, or send via U.S. mail to:

Judith A. King
Banwell Architects
The Carriage House
6 South Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Services

Architectural Design

At Banwell Architects, design is a process that begins and ends with the needs of our clients. Our architects approach each design with a clean page. Each project presents us with a new vision and a unique set of circumstances. Our designs reflect the ideas and needs of our clients with innovative solutions that withstand the test of time. We can begin early in a project developing feasibility studies and site evaluations or assisting in the master planning process. We use scale and study models to fully describe the architectural solution and CAD capabilities to produce working drawings and multiple three-dimensional views. Our goal is to convey your vision into a buildable design to meet your needs.

Green Building

Banwell Architects has maintained a leadership role in environmental architecture for over three decades and is experienced in all facets of sustainable design. We employ anything from passive design solutions, such as optimally orienting a building so that its total energy requirement, including heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting is minimized, to high-tech envelope design to further reduce building energy costs. Selection of building materials is at the center of responsible environmental design, and we know where to find durable products with high-recycled content. Similarly, we will avoid specifying materials that can have detrimental effects on indoor air quality. We will analyze each project for its potential to use controlled natural light to augment artificial lighting systems, which can lead to interior day lit spaces with considerable appeal. Building owners benefit from this approach through lower energy and maintenance costs, healthier interior environments and stimulating surroundings.
Sample Projects

Historic Preservation/Adaptive Re-use

Banwell Architects has significant, relevant experience with a wide range of historic preservation activities from preservation planning to large scale rehabilitation of historic buildings. For each preservation project, we identify the historic resources and develop a strategy to protect and enhance as much of the resource as possible in the context of the owner’s goals. Structures with significant historic value can be restored faithfully to an archaeologically correct state, or treated in an interpretive fashion based on assumptions about how the building would have been constructed in its day. We consider all available evidence pertaining to the project, as well as the condition of the building, its historic significance, present or projected uses, and value to the client or community.

Projects

Education


Vergennes Union High School
Vergennes, Vermont
Additions of 47,000 square feet include new library, 4 High School science rooms, art rooms, instrumental music, choral, High School gymnasium, locker rooms, support spaces, greenhouse, and a new main entry. Renovations include full renovation of existing 87,00 square foot building including new mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems, new finishes, and re-design and layout of classroom spaces. Sitework included new traffic and parking layout.


Concord High School
Concord, New Hampshire
110,000 square feet of new construction and 210,000 square feet of renovations for a Concord High School population of 1800. Phase I construction began fall 1994, and Phase II began June 1995. Construction cost $20 million.


Mason Library at Keene State College
Keene, New Hampshire
The new addition occupies a roughly 40' x 40' slot between two existing library buildings. The addition has a north/south orientation and offered an excellent opportunity for daylighting, particularly at the new Reading Room on the 2nd floor.

Recreation


Whitetail Ski Resort
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
A 30,000 square foot base lodge, ski rental, and children center completed in 1991 as the beginning of a new “skier’s village.”

Go to Whitetail Project Sheet


Dartmouth Skiway
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
A new 16,500 square foot base lodge to replace the outgrown 40-year-old original lodge. The design honors the skiing and Outing Club traditions at Dartmouth and demonstrates sustainable design principles.

Go to Dartmouth Skiway Project Page.


Carter-Witherell Building
Carter Community Building Association
Lebanon, New Hampshire
A new 44,000 square foot athletic facility providing a gymnasium, 6-lane NCAA swimming pool, lockers, racquetball courts, fitness facilities, offices and various public spaces for the non-profit Carter-Witherell Association. Construction completed spring 1987.

Commercial


Mascoma Savings Bank Operations Center
White River Junction, Vermont
Design of a 60,000 square foot operations center including a full-service retail bank. Phase I construction included 40,000 square feet on 3 floors plus full basement, parking for 100 cars, and drive-thru service lanes.


Concepts ETI
Norwich, Vermont
New building design of approximately 15,000 square feet for high tech research and development company. Building components include office spaces, engineering, classrooms, lab, and machine shop. Construction 1993.
Go to Concepts ETI Project Page


Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Concord, New Hampshire
Banwell Architects was first asked to design new headquarters and Conservation Center for the “Forest Society” in 1979 and has been invited back twice, in 1990 and 1999, to design additions to the complex.

Religious


United Methodist Church
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Design of a new 9,000 square foot church including worship space, classrooms, offices, parlor, and function room, to replace original 160-year structure destroyed in fire of February 1992. Construction completed February 1994.


Our Lady of Fatima
New London, New Hampshire
16,000 square foot renovation and 360 square foot addition improved the interior of the church with increased seating, handicapped accessibility, increased window area for more natural light in the seating area, and the reorganization of spaces. Construction completed 1998.


Chapel of Our Savior Lutheran Church
Hanover, New Hampshire
Addition and renovations to Banwell Architects’ designed church of 1974. New work includes an energy retrofit of the sanctuary, renovated kitchen, and new Sunday School, narthex and office. Completed spring 2003.

Public


French Wing Addition for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Concord, New Hampshire
U.S. Green Building Council awarded the French Wing at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Conservation Center a Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) program. Designed by Banwell Architects, the French Wing is the first project in New England to earn this certification. The French Wing is one of only a dozen buildings nationally to receive a Gold certification.


Museum of New Hampshire History
New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, New Hampshire
Adaptive re-use of the 1878 Stone Warehouse at Eagle Square in Concord for The Museum of New Hampshire History. The entire building (20,000 square feet) was rehabilitated to provide exhibition galleries, museum store, collections storage, and curator offices and work spaces. Construction completed fall 1994; the museum opened in April of 1995.


Rockingham County Superior Courthouse
Brentwood, New Hampshire
Complete architectural and engineering services for the design and construction of a 100,000 square foot courthouse, expandable to 170,000 square feet, for the State of New Hampshire; includes prisoner holding cells, jury and non-jury courtrooms, clerk and other court-related offices, register of deeds and probate. Construction cost $9 million; completion September 1995.

Contact

In Lebanon, New Hampshire:
The Carriage House
6 South Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
tel: 603-448-3778
fax: 603-443-5555
In Montpelier, Vermont:
P.O. Box 830
16 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
tel: 802-223-5551
fax: 802-223-5552