New Hampshire Institute of Art

Manchester, NH


Kreitzberg Library


Established in 1898, the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest arts college in New Hampshire. Jones Architecture is developing a campus master plan to guide future development of their Manchester, NH campus over the next ten years. Goals for the plan include:

  • connect a physically fractured and dispersed campus;
  • build upon the strong sense of community;
  • seek greater diversity;
  • create a stronger sense of identity;
  • become more welcoming;
  • better leverage existing spaces, be more adaptable;
  • provide hang out spaces and amenities;
  • cultivate a stronger relationship with Manchester;
  • embrace the old and new in harmony; and
  • provide sustainable solutions.

Four major projects have been identified as part of the long-term campus master plan workshops.

  • a new residence hall, dining hall, and student life complex.
  • renovation and expansion of French Hall to restore the auditorium and balcony and add a new wing to create more studio and teaching space.
  • redesigning or eliminating Hartnett Parking Lot between Victory Park and Lowell Hall to create a new plaza or park “quad.”
  • Connect Fuller Hall to the adjacent Manchester Historic Association building to house additional studio, library, and student study spaces as well as a small café.

Completed: 2018

Size: 135,000 GSF (existing); 210,000 GSF (future expansion opportunity)

Landscape Architect: Crowley Cottrell

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“Rick and his entire team were a joy to work with on our recent campus master planning project. They brought fresh ideas and a wealth of experience from working with their other clients that challenged us to think differently about the problems we were trying to solve and ultimately resulted in a much more imaginative and inspiring plan.”

— Kent Devereaux, President & Chief Academic Officer, New Hampshire Institute of Art


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