Alnoba Center Master Plan

Producing a master plan for the Alnoba Center, a sustainably designed conference center on 400-acres in seacoast New Hampshire

CLIENT | Lewis Family Conservation Foundation


The Lewis Family has assembled over 400 acres of forest, farm and wetlands around a family homestead dating back to the 18th century in the seacoast New Hampshire town of Kensington. The family is transforming their ownership into a state-of-the-art model for sustainable development, highlighting a local farmers market, greenhouses for year round produce, a “net-zero” meeting and conference center (Alnoba) and a leadership training institute amid many acres of protected conservation lands in contemplative settings.


We have helped the family with a master plan by identifying important conservation areas, development areas, trail use corridors and linkages, while protecting the family’s use and privacy.


A land use master planning process is a complex undertaking involving clearly communicating the analysis of opportunities and trade-offs of development with family members and among key partners.


GO-Logic Architects | Conservation Media Group | Pinnacle Leadership Training | Eastman’s Corner Market

Philip Conkling, through his contacts with renewable energy companies, sustainable architectural designers and regional conservation partners helped us create a master plan to build a 14,000 square foot state-of-the-art gathering center on 400 protected acres in Kensington, N.H.
— Jan Byrnes | Vice President, Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Travel Foundation