Plan NH Announces 2024 Merit Awards of Excellence

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On June 26, 2024, Plan NH honored our 2024 scholarship recipients and announced our 2024 Merit Awards of Excellence winners.

2024 Merit Awards of Excellence Program

This year, the Plan NH Merit Awards Committee chose the following 5 projects to be recognized with a Merit Award of Excellence:

  • Brick Market – Portsmouth, NH
  • Capitol Shopping Center – Concord, NH
  • Mill Girl Stair Improvements Project – Manchester, NH
  • Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter – Nashua, NH
  • The Livery – Sunapee, NH

Read more about each project here.

Merit Award winners represent outstanding projects that incorporate good planning, design, and/or development and have had a positive impact on their respective communities. Each year, a distinguished jury of industry professionals reviews each nomination and determines those that are truly outstanding and deserving of recognition. The 2024 winners were announced at the Plan NH Awards Evening on June 26 at The Hotel Concord alongside the Plan NH 2024 Scholarship & Fellowship recipients.

The 2024 Awardees will join a long list of outstanding projects including the following 2023 Merit Awards of Excellence Awardees: Berlin Riverwalk, located in Berlin, NH; Harmony Place, located in Durham, NH; Makers Mill, a Community Makerspace & Vocation Hub, located in Wolfeboro, NH; Pope Memorial Library Addition & Renovations, located in North Conway, NH; Ruth Lewin Griffin Place, located in Portsmouth, NH; and Rethinking Pleasant Street, located in Claremont, NH.

2024 Scholarship & Fellowship Program

This year, the Plan NH Scholarship & Fellowship Committee, in partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation, awarded a total of $23,000 to the following 9 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients:

Alfred T. Granger Student Art Trust Fund Recipients

  • Alexandra AvakovaFine Arts/Ocean Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Lilly CassianoArchitecture/Construction Management, Roger Williams University
  • Hunter Haht-AcresArchitecture, Roger Williams University
  • Suprina KabadkarIllustration/Art, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Emily SwiftGraphic Arts/Fine Arts, Keene State College
  • Mallory TaylorGraphic Design, Suffolk University
  • Makenzie WatermanCommunications/Graphic Design, Stonehill College

Paul and Ann Harvey Scholarship Fund Recipients

  • Kei KanArchitecture/Emerging Technologies, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Plan New Hampshire Fellowship Fund Recipient

  • Siobhan Day – Environmental Science, Belmont University

The Plan NH Scholarship and Fellowship Program recognizes and honors outstanding students who call New Hampshire home and who are studying a field that supports the Plan NH mission to foster excellence in planning, design and/or development of New Hampshire’s built environment. These students truly represent the future of design, architecture, engineering, and construction in the Granite State.

These students were acknowledged alongside the Merit Awards of Excellence winners during the Plan NH Awards Evening on June 26, 2024. If you or your company are interested in contributing to the Plan NH Fellowship Fund, we encourage you to contact us at 603-452-PLAN, or email:

Press Release available here.

Special thank you to The Hotel Concord, NHSaves, Bangor Savings Bank, HEB Engineers, Nathan Wechsler & Company, Stibler Associates, and Harvey Construction for sponsoring the 2024 Plan NH Awards Evening.