Stephen P. Endy, AIA, LEED

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Historic Rehabilitation

The adaptive rehabilitation of the Wainshal Mill, and adjacent Peterson Mill, will provide much needed investment to downtown Claremont, NH. With 60 loft apartments planned at Peterson Mill, and 20,000 sf of hotel and 40,000 of business offices, these two projects will bring new life to this abandoned historic district. UK Architects is providing core and shell base building design services for the restoration of the six story, 60,000 square foot Wainshal Mill No. 2 and the adjacent Peterson Mill No. 3, in cooperation with master planning services by Design Collective of Baltimore.

As project manager for the Wainshal Mill, I coordinated various, often conflicting program requirements from the primary office and hotel tenants. One such challenge was to assess the feasibility of a new loading dock and freight elevator for the upper office tenant. Site constraints of the Sugar River, Water Street, adjacent state offices and the main hotel entrance lobby combined with seismic reinforcing at the southeast corner severely limited the design options.

The schematic design balances a wide variety of proposed program and design objectives for the hotel and business tenants. Working with a program request from the major office tenant for open views to the river, we located two new interior stair towers and diagramed the 3rd Floor plan of partitioned offices showing 50 foot dead-end corridors, as allowed by the Building Inspector's interpretation, contingent on other factors.

This has required significant coordination and balancing of interests between a broad project & development team, including the Developer, City of Claremont, National Park Service, General Contractor, design-build subcontractors, primary hotel tenant and business tenants, each with respective fit-up design firms, as well as our civil and structural engineering and preservation consultants.

A summary of the project history is available here.

Site : Claremont, New Hampshire


UK Architects, PCThis project was led by Stephen P. Endy and the
principals of UK Architects, PC. All rights reserved.
  updated :
November 2006