DeStefano Architects completes project for NHDOE


PORTSMOUTH – DeStefano Architects (D|A) announced the completion of a new 7,000-square-foot business suite at the Sundial Center in Manchester.
The suite will serve as the Manchester Regional Office for the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Vocational Rehabilitation program. The new space will support the mission of the program to assist eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.
The Sundial Center is a 360,000-square-foot former mill building that serves as a showcase for commerce and education for the city of Manchester. The building is currently being repositioned as a mixed-use occupancy facility to include commercial offices, residential units and centers for research and development.
“D|A’s passion towards sustainable design was key in the revitalization of such an iconic building in Manchester,” Adam Wagner, director of operations at DeStefano Architects, said of the building repositioning. “To bring new life to an old building while providing the community with an imperative resource is what we love to do.”
D|A teamed with CP Management of Exeter to establish the new suite within the Sundial Center. CP Management was founded in 1986 and is comprised of experienced professionals with comprehensive levels of service, providing property and facilities management, construction management, development, residential management and leasing and more.  CP Management oversees management of the Sundial Center and recently established its own suite in the building.
“[They] have all been a pleasure to work with and have provided a great space for the Department of Education,” Mary Belecz of the state Department of Education said of working with CP Management and D|A.
D|A has been providing design and construction administration services to commercial property owners in New England for more than 20 years. Other recently completed commercial design services in New Hampshire include the Great Bay Kids Company facility in Exeter, a student housing project in Durham and multiple restaurants and retail establishments in Portsmouth. For more information, visit

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