The Image of the Architect

The Image of the Architect

If architecture is the materialization of finance, technology, and zeitgeist into the structures that first serve then later represent each era then what is the proper image of “The Architect” through whom all these complexities must be filtered. When one does a...
Newport School Buildings

Newport School Buildings

The current Rogers High School building is actually the third building to carry this name. The first was built on Church Street in 1873. The second was built on Broadway in 1905 and is now part of the Thompson Middle School. The third was built on Wickham Road. With...
A Short History of Newport Zoning

A Short History of Newport Zoning

Architecture has been with us since the dawn of mankind. Zoning, which is the societal prescription of what can and cannot be built in a particular location, is barely 100 years old in the United States. The earliest zoning laws were the Los Angeles Ordinances of...
A New Technology for Old Buildings

A New Technology for Old Buildings

Even in old buildings new technologies can be extremely beneficial. One relatively new HVAC technology that is becoming more popular each year is called “Ground source geothermal heat pump.” Rather than drawing its heat from either electricity or a fuel source, it...