Jones Architecture to Design NHIA Campus Plan

Jennifer Robertson on 08.22.17

The New Hampshire Institute of Art Selects Jones Architecture For College’s Multi-Year Campus Master Plan

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce that Jones Architectureof Salem, Massachusetts will oversee development of the college’s first, multi-year campus master plan.

NHIA is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898. The private, independent, college of art and design has seen explosive growth in the past fifteen years, expanding from 100 to almost 500 full-time students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs and another 1,000 part-time students enrolled in its community education and youth arts programs. NHIA owns seven historic buildings in downtown Manchester that collectively comprise its urban campus.

Jones Architecture offers a broad portfolio of architectural and planning services with particular experience in higher education, and a niche in academic libraries and learning environments. This includes prior work with Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Norwich University, Olin College of Engineering, Tufts University, and the University of Vermont, among others.

NHIA has seen remarkable forward progress over the past decade,” said NHIA President Kent Devereaux. “We are excited to work with Rick Jones and the entire team at Jones Architecture. Their extensive experience working with colleges and universities of all sizes will be an invaluable asset as we set about writing this next chapter in NHIA’s history.

Phase one of the Campus Master Plan will provide NHIA and the college community with a consensus vision that will guide development of NHIA’s Manchester campus over the next ten years. The primary goals of the plan are to:

  • Communicate a compelling vision of NHIA’s future campus
  • Create a coherent campus identity and brand that can help NHIA increase its visibility
  • Integrate streetscape, landscape, and interior and exterior building enhancements to create a more welcoming and student-friendly campus for both residential and commuter students
  • Identify potential opportunities for public/private partnerships that integrate the college’s campus into the urban fabric of Manchester
  • Incorporate sustainable technologies and methods whenever possible to lower operating costs and reduce the college’s long-term impact on the environment
  • Reflect an achievable vision that can be implemented in multiple phases over the next ten years

Work on the new Campus Master Plan is expected to commence in September and be completed by February of next year.

About Jones Architecture

Jones Architecture is a service-oriented practice with a broad portfolio of services, particular experience in higher education, and a niche in academic libraries and learning environments. We believe in the power of collaboration across disciplines and seek opportunities to work with our clients in new and inventive ways. We are experienced with programming, planning, design, construction administration and associated project management; every aspect of shaping the physical environment. We pride ourselves on the ability to scale our services to meet the needs of our clients. For more information about Jones Architecture, visit