Manchester Readiness Center, NHARNG
AECm was commissioned by the NHARNG to design improvements at the historic Manchester Readiness Center. This project included new air conditioning systems, electrical system, plumbing systems, interior finishes, and replacement of the original windows. Designing a window that meet current energy performance, ATFP requirements for blast resistance, and satisfied SHPO requirements for replication of the original operable window units presented a challenge that AECm completed. Minimizing advesrse effects to interior finishes including the existing decorative terracotta wall tiles required a unique construction approach. The final design solution required some compromise between performance and historic preservation.