Newport Spotlight: A Newport Summer

Newport Spotlight: A Newport Summer

Ⓒ Nick Mele Newport has been considered a summer resort destination since the time of the American Revolution. Its easy accessibility to the sea has made it an ideal place for the well-to-do to escape the heat of summer in time before the invention of air...
Newport Spotlight: Circle of Scholars

Newport Spotlight: Circle of Scholars

Samuel Tilton House (McKim, Mead and White, 1881) Each semester I am invited to teach a class in the “Circle of Scholars” continuing education program at Salve Regina University, located here in Newport Rhode Island. This is a program that Salve created to...
Newport Spotlight: Samuel Tilton House

Newport Spotlight: Samuel Tilton House

In the 1870’s the United States was undergoing a massive change. The country was expanding westward following the completion of the Civil War and the economy was booming as a result. This in turn lead to the creation of massive industrial fortunes. In urban centers...
A4 Spotlight: Best of Newport

A4 Spotlight: Best of Newport

Each year since 1997 the readers of the Newport Life Magazine (and now the Newport Daily News, it’s sister publication under the same ownership), have been invited to vote on their favorite restaurants, stores, and professional service providers in Newport County. A4...
A4 Spotlight: US Gill Flagship Prototype

A4 Spotlight: US Gill Flagship Prototype

When A4 Architecture began the design process for the first flagship store for Gill Marine North America, our challenge was to try to capture both the innovation of the company’s technologic approach to apparel but also the longstanding tradition of yachting which...
A4 Spotlight: RWU School of Architecture

A4 Spotlight: RWU School of Architecture

Rhode Island is perhaps most noted for being geographically the smallest state in the union. It is 1214 square miles (sm) in size with 1055 sm of land and 169 sm of water. The state has over 400 miles of coastline and thereby earns its nickname “The Ocean State” for...