NETA Northampton earns People’s Choice Runner Up in AIA Rhode Island Annual Design Awards.
We are all very proud of NETA Northampton. Now, there is even more recognition about how unique this space is. Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) RI chapter recognized NETA Northampton and awarded it the People’s Choice Runner Up award. AIA states that “the purpose of the program is to recognize achievements in design by Rhode Island architects and to honor the project teams and the clients who work with them to create and enhance our built environment.” Indeed, Vision 3, our architects and designers, are based in Rhode Island.
The original Northampton building was a medical clinic with a labyrinth feel that included many small rooms and corridors. NETA and Vision 3 (under the project leadership of Paul Hauser) had a completely different approach.
In reality, we knew that patients had no idea what to expect when they enter a medical marijuana dispensary. Some might feel anxiety and have a lot of questions while others wanted a simple in-and-out experience. All, we believed, wanted to feel welcomed and that they are in a place that is a stigma-free zone. Professional, but very approachable. The result is an open space concept that some have said is a mixture of a rustic urban coffee house and the Apple store.
“So much of the experience we offer to our patients is a result of the incredible energy of our knowledgeable and dynamic dispensary team. They are great. But we also recognized the importance of providing a warm and welcoming space that would contribute to the community that we’ve worked to foster at NETA,” explains Amanda Rositano, Director of Operational Compliance at NETA. “The design of this space allows for an efficient flow of people through the building, while maintaining a, welcoming come-as-you-are environment for our patients.”
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The team at NETA