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  • What's happening at JSA Inc.

    What's happening at JSA?
    Whether working from home or in the office, we have maintained a fluid workflow that has continued uninterrupted through the shutdown and into the summer. Here's a look at what's happening with adaptive re-use projects in our hometown of Portsmouth, NH.

    Downtown bank becomes restaurant and offices
    The departure of a downtown retail bank opened up new possibilities for this 1911 building. The biggest surprise was finding hidden details of the original building, including copper windows, now in full restoration mode. The wow factor is an ellipse of office space on the roof giving an unparalleled view of the city. This building is phase one of a two-building complex known as Brick Market.

    Historic cottage becomes nonprofit incubator
    After near-demolition and loud public outcry, the Carey Cottage, built beginning in 1887,  was saved by the partnership of a local philanthropist and a thoughtful developer who together stepped up with out-of-the-box thinking. When complete, the cottage will be the home of GoodWork, a nonprofit incubator, and will include housing on the upper floor. JSA's work plan ensures that this historic structure will endure for another 100 years.

    A second visit to a brewery turned theater 
    In 1978/80 JSA staff designed the original plan for the conversion of an abandoned brewery into a 275-seat performance center. Today we're back on site, helping Seacoast Repertory Theater become more sustainable both environmentally and operationally with upgrades to their lobby, box office and restrooms.
    JSA Inc, 273 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801