Cultural Institutions - 3S Artspace | Portsmouth, NH

Opened in the Spring of 2015, 3S Artspace is the Seacoast’s first nonprofit contemporary arts venue offering a diverse experience of performance, art, and food. In addition to the adaptive reuse of a neglected industrial building, this unique project included a full environmental branding and wayfinding program that worked to unify the venue’s various program elements. Brandon Holben, Project Architect (for McHenry Architecture), created the design vision and, working closely with many stakeholders, met a tight budget and oversaw the project through its completion. Working in concert with the architectural team, Elisa Winter Holben designed the integrated environmental branding, wayfinding, and donor recognition program. The seamless integration of architecture and branding at 3S establishes a cohesive environment, and enhances the visitor experience. The project was the recipient of a 2016 AIANH Excellence in Architecture Award. We encourage you to learn more about 3S at

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Branded Environments
  • Identity & Wayfinding
  • Project Architect Brandon Holben
  • Firm McHenry Architecture
  • Structural Engineer Summit Engineering
  • Construction Manager Wright-Ryan
  • Restaurant Design Build Louis Hamel Design
  • Landscape Architecture Terra Firma
  • Civil Engineer Ambit Engineering
  • Environmental Branding WINTER HOLBEN
  • Wayfinding WINTER HOLBEN
  • Wayfinding Fabrication Neokraft Signs
  • Photography David J. Murray
  • 2016 AIANH Excellence in Architecture
  • Honorable Mention