Newport School Buildings

Newport School Buildings

Of the school buildings in Newport, the current Rogers High School is the most recognizable, and also 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...
HVAC Technology for Old Buildings

HVAC 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...
2020 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

2020 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

Newport is fortunate to not only have buildings by many notable architects, but to have some of their very best works as well.  But because Newport was graced with so many beautiful, old buildings, the care and maintenance of these structures has fallen heavily upon a...
Innovative Designs Responding to COVID

Innovative Designs Responding 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 House of the Future

The House of the Future

Few things in our culture have changed as little or as slowly as the construction of houses. As was the case fifty years ago, a set of paper plans is made into a real building by a set of contractors with tape measures using wood 2×4 studs. The workmen of 1920...