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Squamscott Community Commons

Exeter, New Hampshire

Squamscott Community Commons is constructing a new LEED certified campus for multiple community-based programs. The Commons aspires to be a regional model for sustainable design and operations. Altus worked closely with the owner, architect, and landscape architect to develop the campus while enhancing the site aesthetics and local environment.
Located adjacent to a designated prime wetland and the Little River, the project will rehabilitate an abandoned high school. Altus employed many elements of low impact design including porous pavements, infiltration basins, cisterns, bioretention swales, and rain gardens. Altus obtained the local and state permits for the project.

The project was praised by regulators for its mission which includes technology demonstration for educational purposes. Design challenges included treatment of the runoff adjacent to the prime wetland system, enhancing vegetated buffers to the wetlands, balancing the site cuts and fills in the river flood zone, and preserving the specimen vegetation.


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133 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 603-433-2335

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