Merit Awards

     Plan NH believes that what we build, where we build and how  have an influence on the health and vibrancy of the community


One part of our mission is to raise awareness of that link – within professionals in the building industries, and within communities themselves.

The annual Plan NH Merit Awards Program  recognizes New Hampshire projects that reflect the Mission of Plan NH, incorporate Smart Growth and Livability principles, social responsibility, and/or creative approaches to collaboration and cooperation, and exemplify how the built environment can have a positive impact on a community.

Submitted nominations are reviewed by a Committee of diverse professionals, and outstanding projects are selected to receive an Award.

Nominations for 2019 are now open and due April 19, 2019.  Materials may be found here:

2019 Merit Awards Nomination Form

Awardees will be notified the week of May 20, and announced

at the Annual Awards Dinner on June 20 at the Hotel Concord.


On June 21, 2018, Plan NH announced five projects, each of which which earned a Merit Award of Excelence in Planning, Design, and/or Development of New Hamphire’s built environment:

  • Franklin Light and Power renovation
  • Lakes Region Mental Health Center, Laconia
  • Frank Jones Brew Yard:  Brew House and 1884 House, Portsmouth
  • Wentworth Village Common Covered Bridge
  • Florence Rideout Elementary School, Wilton


For more information about these projects, click here:

2018 Merit Award recipients description