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Westmoreland Fire Station
Historic Westmoreland, New Hampshire was once a fort town built to protect early settlers along the Connecticut River. Its Park Hill Meetinghouse holds a Paul Revere bell and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in New England.
Fire stations must be designed to prioritize technology, storage, and ease of egress.
Tearing down the old firehouse allowed for a modern-inspired fire station that works hard and looks the part in this quintessential historic town.
By showing restraint in the exterior design, the town’s budget could be put toward the progressive, technical interior of this volunteer fire station.
This 25-year-old brownfields site held challenges for new builders.
If designed properly, utilitarian buildings offering popular services can blend easily into the local architectural aesthetic.
MAP had most of the original frame removed and provided a slight rehabilitation for this tire and auto center.
A twist on a chain brand – and a new building with a New England aesthetic – brought this automotive center up to speed.
Permaculture farms are unique spaces where the environment informs a harmonious, sustainable and productive growing cycle.
With the farm well into production, this property was ready for its main residence. A master plan for the property had already informed a location for the home. MVP was chosen out of five architectural firms to create this dwelling and accompanying livestock barn.
Harvested timber from the property provided the bones for this high-performance design which required passive and active solar systems.
This high-performance, north-facing home pairs a New England farmhouse aesthetic with modern elements such as lower-level glass walls, a deck, and an upper level porch, allowing for multiple views of the entire farm.