Design Responses to COVID

The first real impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States came barely four months ago with a huge spike of cases in New York City, resulting in an economic shut down and closing of in person classes at most schools and colleges. It almost seems like years...

The Philosophy of Architecture

Architecture has a vocabulary and grammar. Architecture is a craft. Architecture is a profession. Architecture is an art. But at its very foundation, architecture must be based on a core philosophy upon which options must be reviewed and decisions selected. Vitruvius...

The Value of Design

Many people mistakenly think that design is simply the decoration that is added on top of a project to help make it beautiful.  Design is, in reality, the planning that makes a building or space function well, last longer and cost less to operate.  While the average...

Newport North End Design Guidelines

Newport is currently undergoing a design process for one of the most significant planning initiatives to occur since the construction of the Pell Bridge and the insertion of the America’s Cup Avenue through the city’s historic waterfront in the late 1960’s and early...