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Apr
18
2018

Middle Street Baptist Church celebrates renovations

Seacoast residents will soon have another option for lunch.

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Oct
31
2017

Traditional with a Twist

The family-friendly renovation by architect Lisa DeStefano of DeStefano Architects in Portsmouth won two NEW HAMPSHIRE HOME Design Awards in 2017—one for Excellence in Remodeling/Renovation and the other for Home of the Year.

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Sep
07
2017

Provident Bank building approved by Portsmouth HDC

Provident Bank building approved by Portsmouth HDC

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Sep
04
2017

Portsmouth set to break ground on new parking garage

Portsmouth set to break ground on new parking garage

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Feb
01
2017

Ready for a New Century

A classic Shingle-Style house becomes an architect’s home for the long term.

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Feb
01
2017

DeStefano Architects win ‘Home of the Year’ honor

A South End Portsmouth home designed by DeStefano Architects took home the 2017 Home of the Year Award at the annual New Hampshire Home Design Awards

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Sep
23
2016

DeStefano Architects honored by NH Homebuilder’s Association

DeStefano Architects honored by NH Homebuilder’s Association

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Jul
01
2016

A House at Home on the Lake

The 2016 winner of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Institute of Architects People’s Choice Award, along with an honorable mention for New Hampshire Home 2016 Design Awards Home of the Year, is the result of inspired collaboration

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Nov
01
2015

DeStefano receives NHBR Business Excellence Award

Lisa DeStefano of DeStefano Architects (D|A) was honored at the 13th annual NH Business Review Business Excellence Awards with a leadership award for Excellence in Real Estate and Construction – Small Business.

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Oct
02
2015

DeStefano Architects completes project for NHDOE

DeStefano Architects (D|A) announced the completion of a new 7,000-square-foot business suite at the Sundial Center in Manchester.

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May
24
2015

DeStefano Architects celebrates 20 years

Lisa DeStefano, born and raised in Portsmouth, is celebrating this year the 20th anniversary of her firm DeStefano Architects.

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Oct
12
2014

Orion Student Housing and DeStefano Architects Start Construction on Durham, New Hampshire, Project

Construction on an 86,000-square-foot private student housing project designed by DeStefano Architects is underway and scheduled to open in fall 2015.

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Oct
11
2014

DeStefano Architects receives Cornerstone Awards

DeStefano Architects received a Silver Award at the 2014 New Hampshire Home Builder's Association Cornerstone Awards ceremony for its redesign of Ristorante Massimo in Portsmouth.

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Sep
01
2014

Making downsizing from a house to a condo easy

When it comes to comfort, homes are a lot like clothes—the ones that fit the best, feel the best.

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Oct
21
2013

DeStefano Architects Completes 100th Project in Downtown Portsmouth

DeStefano Architects has hit the century mark. This summer the Portsmouth-based architectural firm completed its 100th project downtown – with the redesign of a new upstairs bar at Ristorante Massimo, a popular Italian restaurant known for its quaint brick and stone ambiance.

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Aug
09
2013

Pro Con Inc begins steel framing for the final phase of Portwalk

The steel framing is underway for the final phase of Portwalk, a mixed-use development, which will include a 120-key Hampton Inn and Suites hotel and The Residences at Portwalk, a 113 unit luxury apartment building, all above a one-story, below- grade parking garage.

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Jun
29
2013

DeStefano Architects wins award

DeStefano Architects was recently honored with the Visualizing Density "Urban Infill" award for its design of the residential condominiums at Haymarket Square on the corner of State and Middle streets in downtown Portsmouth.

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Jun
16
2013

Building business by building relationships

When Cressy decided to expand his Hopkinton business to the Seacoast, he knew he needed to make some strong connections with local contractors and businesses. One of his first contacts was with DeStefano Architects located in the downtown.

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May
14
2013

Portsmouth Architect Lisa DeStefano Elected a Director of The Provident Bank

The Provident Bank Board of Directors has elected Lisa B. DeStefano, principal of DeStefano Architects in Portsmouth, N.H. as a new director at the bank’s annual meeting on May 8, 2013 at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA.

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Mar
13
2013

For a sense of place this gardener designs with rocks

When Bob Scherer and Jeni Nunnally moved to coastal Maine from New Jersey in 1998, they wanted to live in the woods. “When we got there, we didn’t want to disturb anything living,” says Scherer....

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Dec
14
2012

PMAC announces move to Islington Street site

The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is moving forward with its plan to relocate, only now it plans to move to a new location.

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Feb
20
2011

Portwalk residential construction begins

While many projects remain stalled by the down economy, the mixed-use Portwalk development continues to surge forward, as Cathartes Private Investments has officially started building the Residences at Portwalk....

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Jan
09
2011

Portsmouth's glass is clearly half full

As we enter 2011 it is important to look back to where we have been and look to the future as to where we are going. The city of Portsmouth has been very fortunate in these difficult economic times....

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Jul
18
2010

Local companies partner on boys camp project

DeStefano Architects, Pine Brook Corporation and Appledore Engineering were selected by the YMCA Camp Belknap Property/Sustainability Committee to design and construct a new headquarters building in Tuftonboro....

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Apr
12
2010

DeStefano earns business certification

DeStefano Architects was recently certified as a Women's Business Enterprise. This designation certifies DeStefano Architects as a bona fide small business firm that can participate in special programs and contracts with specific integrity and diversity requirements....

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Apr
02
2010

Sneak peek Saturday of New Deck at Poco's

If all goes well with clearances and final tasks, part of Poco's Bow Street Cantina's new deck will be open Saturday, April 3....

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Jan
29
2010

Great Bay Kids' Company opens at Pease Tradeport

Great Bay Kids' Company opened its doors for the first time Wednesday at its new Pease Tradeport location as program administrator Cathy DeWees, excitedly cried, "We've got babies!"....

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Jan
22
2010

Pro Con and Cathartes install energy efficient windows

Portsmouth, NH Two hundred and sixty three energy-efficient windows have been installed at the new Residence Inn by Marriott at Portwalk....

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Jan
17
2010

Middle School project poised to move forward

Although it may seem like a long time before today's second, third and fourth graders are walking into a newly renovated and expanded Portsmouth Middle School in September 2013, there is a sense of immediacy among project planners....

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Aug
21
2009

Pease board awards bid for construction of new golf clubhouse

The Pease Development Authority board of directors awarded the bid for the construction of a new $2 million clubhouse at the Pease Golf Course on Thursday to a Kittery, Maine, company....

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Aug
09
2009

DeStefano Architects wins Accent award

DeStefano Architects was among the honorees at the recent Best of Accent Awards, hosted by Accent Home & Garden magazine....

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May
04
2009

On Maine's south coast, a home gets a bright new look that suits its modern family while staying true to the spirit of its Colonial-era origins

This house first took shape along Maine's pastoral southern coast back in 1767. For heavens sake, Benjamin Franklin was alive! ...

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Feb
01
2009

The Greening of Ceres Street

Today, it seems that just about everyone is doing their best to reduce their carbon “footprint” and to be greener and more environmentally friendly, the new Portsmouth oasis, Two Ceres Street, was designed from the ground up to be green in every possible way....

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Jul
02
2008

Board votes to expand middle school onto Peirce land

For the School Board, the right move turned out to be the left move. After a public work session and comments from about a dozen residents, the board voted by an 8-1 margin to expand the Portsmouth Middle School to the left of its current footprint....

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Apr
18
2008

Portwalk Mixed-Use Development Repairs a Patch of Portsmouth

Pedestrian-friendly development seeks LEED Silver

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Mar
06
2008

Architect Lisa DeStefano loves Portsmouth

Lisa DeStefano, a Portsmouth native, always knew she wanted to be an architect. She commuted to the Boston Architectural Center for her degree, but otherwise she has always been centered here....

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Feb
22
2007

Downtown Makeover

Immediately after finalizing one major project, the Historic District Commission delved into another on Wednesday....

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Feb
04
2007

Her Lasting Impressions

For local architect Lisa DeStefano, the redevelopment of the northern tier is not only a tremendous professional opportunity, but a personal one as well....

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Jan
25
2007

Plans: Hotel, more to replace infamous eyesore

The owners of the Parade Office Mall long known as an unsightly reminder of the 1970s urban renewal project, plan to raze the property and replace it with a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development....

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May
01
2006

New Materials Provide New Solutions

Until recently code compliancy, materials, longevity and building restoration were not always compatible.

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Apr
06
2006

DeStefano helps steeple restoration effort

DeStefano Architects will assist with the fund-raising efforts to repair and restore the Market Square steeple downtown....

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Feb
07
2006

DeStefano Architects recently completed the renovation of Centrix Bank's new home at 163 Deer Street in Portsmouth

Centrix Bank's new offices, formerly the "Genip Tree" café, was a non-descript building with the advantage of a drive-thru on a well-traveled side street....

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Sep
09
2005

Construction crews Thursday started raising the curtain on one of downtown's most storied buildings

Workers began removing scaffolding from the Rockingham House on State Street, revealing from behind rows of protective fabric restored detailing....

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May
01
2005

Construction of downtown hotel signals new era in city

The transformation has begun. Construction workers have started laying the foundation on the residential section of the $30 million Hilton Garden Inn project at the corner of High and Hanover streets....

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Apr
18
2005

Two Seacoast-area business leaders have been named New Hampshire award winners by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Lisa DeStefano, founder of DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth, which designed the Hilton Garden Inn project, was named the first-ever Woman Business Owner of the Year....

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