3S Artspace

3S Artspace

Wright-Ryan worked collaboratively with project partners through an integrated design project delivery to complete 3S Artspace. The adaptive reuse project transformed an existing, derelict concrete building located a half mile from the center of downtown Portsmouth, NH into a nonprofit venue that combines the only midsize, flexible performance space of its kind in the area, with a non-commercial art gallery, and a locally sourced restaurant. The performance space has standing-room capacity for 425 people and a modular stage that expands for larger performances, contracts for smaller acts, or can be removed entirely to open up the floor area. The 2,240-square-foot gallery has 25-foot ceilings, and the 2,610-square-foot restaurant offers ample seating. Distinctive weathering steel panel cladding was also added to the building’s exterior. 3S Artspace was the recipient of an AIA New Hampshire Honorable Mention Award.

Categories: Cultural / Non-Profit