Warrenstreet Architects | Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Be The Change
You Wish to See in The World
– Ghandi

Warrenstreet is proud to stand among those embracing emerging attitudes focused on integration of socially responsible business practices. From how we structure our business and the ways we approach design to the “Pay It Forward” efforts we create for our communities, we are a modern-day firm grounded in traditional values that takes a hands-on approach to making the world we live in today, an even better place for tomorrow!

Sustainable Design Practices

With four LEED-AP practitioners expertly versed in sustainable “Green Building” design practices, many of our past and ongoing projects have achieved GOLD and SILVER LEED certification status through the U.S. Green Building Council. Through the mindful selection and assembly of construction materials to incorporation of significant cost and energy saving systems, we stand strong in our commitment to reduce environmental impacts and waste, conserve and protect our resources and reuse and recycle.



Some Examples of our Sustainable Design Efforts Include:


Eastman South Cove Recreation Center, Grantham, NH
LEED for New Construction Gold Certified
2011 NH USGBC Sustainable Building of the Year


Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
LEED for Commercial Interiors Certified


Merrimack County Nursing Home, Boscawen, NH
Complete 16 well, 430 heat pump Geothermal Heating & Cooling System


Friedman Court II Elderly Housing, Concord, NH
LEED for Homes Silver Certified


Menino Place, Concord, NH
LEED for Homes Gold Certified




Building on Hope and Warrenstreet

Building on Hope began in 2008 during the recession when it was clear that non-profits were struggling to keep their doors open. The year prior the ABC hit television show Extreme Home Makeover had come to New Hampshire and Warrenstreet Architects was asked to provide pro-bono design services as part of that effort. While the aired result debuted a positive “give back” experience made possible by celebrity talent, the real talent was in fact behind the scenes. It was the everyday good people and local businesses who came together to give selflessly and make the perceived impossible, possible. When a small group of friends with a vision of organizing their own “extreme makeover” to renovate a small residential treatment facility for boys came to surface, Warrenstreet quickly joined the worthy cause!
With the motto of “many hands make light work,” today Building on Hope has grown to include hundreds of volunteers from architects, builders, designers and trade professionals to hospitality specialists, marketers, media outlets and other individuals and businesses who donate time, expertise, materials and more, to help renovate a non-profit facility in need every two years.
As Co-Chair of Building on Hope, Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. is proud to be an integral member and lead designer of this ongoing community partnership series centered in New Hampshire which to-date has completed 4.1M in renovations for Easterseals, Girls Inc., Opportunity Networks, the Manchester Police Athletic League and the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. To learn more about Building on Hope please visit the link below.




Our Cooperative Business Structure

A Cooperative is best defined as “persons united voluntarily to meet common economic, social, cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled business”.  Staff who meet the appropriate criteria and choose to become a member of our Cooperative empowering them to not only perform in their respective role but to also help govern our business through a “one member, one vote” principle. As equitable shareholders in the business, each member is a true partner to the challenges and successes of owning a personal service firm and shares the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.   An ever-growing trend in today’s business structure models, cooperatives like ours embrace the underlying culture and commitment of seeing each other and our firm succeed and is why our clients and their projects receive more value.