Film Series: Made Here – Of Stone, Wood, And Glass: Alnoba
March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$35
About the event
Thursday, March 14th
Doors open at 4pm for opportunity to walk the grounds and grab a drink from our cash bar.
Location: 24 Cottage Rd. Kensington, NH
Film screening begins at 5PM, followed by Q&A session with speakers.
Environmental sustainability meets structural sustainability in this film of a remarkable award winning building project in New Hampshire. Born from the vision of citizen entrepreneurs Alan and Harriet Lewis, the Alnoba building embodies a spirit of learning, heritage, innovation and community. Featured at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH! In this film, viewers meet the people who collaborate to bring this extraordinary building to life. You will have the incredibile opportuntiy to hear from a few of these folks talk more deeply about their involvment in the making of Alnoba, and answer questions in an open discussion following the film!
We are thrilled to have the following people join us for this very special Q&A session:
Principal Architech & Designer
Matthew O’Malia, founder and partner of GO Lab, and also principal architect and co-founder of GO Logic and OPAL, highly regarded architecture firms known for their innovative and expert design of high performance residential and institutional buildings throughout the country. As a leader in Passive House design in the U.S. and a frequent speaker at sustainable design conferences both domestically and internationally, Matthew’s expertise in sustainable architecture is widely recognized. His exceptional architectural skills were instrumental in the creation of Alnoba, the first-ever Passive House Standard-certified building in New England. This building was designed to significantly reduce energy usage by 75-95% compared to structures of similar size and type.
Michael Del Sesto
Michael Del Sesto is a highly accomplished hardscape & building consultant, and a Kensington, NH resident. He is a respected member of the Sawyer-Kensington Trust board and has been an appointee of the Lewis Family for 15 years. As the owner of Hillsgrove Architechtural Stonework, and Partner of Tucker Associates, Michael brings a wealth of expertise to his field. He is a graduate of Roger Williams University, which is widely regarded as one of America’s top five construction management programs. Michael’s exceptional knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to any project.
Harold Bragg is a seasoned landscape consultant with over 45 years of experience as the Lewis Family’s landscape advisor at the Alnoba property. He and his family have been Kensington, NH residents for five generations and he held positions on various town boards including the Board of Health and Selectmen. Currently, he serves as the town Moderator. In his role for the project, Harold was responsible for ensuring the preservation of the surrounding landscape and forest and prioritizing environmental considerations during the building process. With his wealth of experience and dedication to his community, Harold is a valuable asset to Alnoba and we are proud to have him lead our Seasonal Tree Identification social mission program.
Bruce is a New Hampshire native and has been an integral part of the Alnoba property for 29 years. For the past 19 years, he has been employed directly by the Lewis Family, serving most recently as President of Alnoba. Bruce also sits on the board of directors for the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation, the Eastman’s Corner Foundation, and the Sawyer-Kensington Trust. In the building of Alnoba, Bruce played a crucial role in maintaining strong communication between contractors and ensuring that Alan Lewis’ vision was upheld throughout the process. His extensive experience and knowledge of the property and the Lewis Family’s values make him an invaluable asset to the team.
Refund and weather policy
Tickets are non-refundable. Please note that all events at Alnoba are rain or shine. If an event is cancelled due to extreme weather you will receive an email notification. If you do not get an email notifying you that the event is cancelled, that means the event is still going forward as scheduled.