Architectural Quotes

Architectural Quotes

52 Great Architectural Quotes   26 Best Quotes About Design by Non-Architects “Architecture must honor three things: Strength. Function. Beauty.” –Vitruvius “Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.” –Leonardo da Vinci “Architecture is frozen...
Preserving Newport

Preserving Newport

As the Archi-TEXT column has pointed out many times, Newport is an extraordinary treasure trove of historic architecture, spanning from the early days of the Colonial settlement of New England and continuing right up until the present day. Newport is fortunate to be a...
Peabody and Stearns

Peabody and Stearns

The Shingle Style, which was described in a previous Archi-TEXT, was an architectural form that developed in the late 19th century in Newport, RI and other New England seaside resort communities. It is often associated with the preeminent firm of the era, McKim Mead...
Vinland Estate

Vinland Estate

A4 Architecture is in the midst of helping fix McAuley Hall, which was originally designed by the noted Boston architectural firm of Peabody & Stearns in 1882 for Catherine Lorillard Wolfe as “The Vinland Estate.” This is one of the “Crown...
The Enduring Power of New England’s Shingle Style

The Enduring Power of New England’s Shingle Style

The Shingle Style, as it has come to be known, was originally a relatively short-lived offshoot of the Victorian Queen Anne Revival style during the late 19th century in the United States. This style has, over the last century, come to epitomize the leisure and...
Climate Change Impacts in Newport

Climate Change Impacts in Newport

Nowhere is the adage “Think Globally, Act Locally” more pertinent than in the area of global climate change. Since the recent election of Joseph Biden as President on January 20th, there have been a series of events in Newport that have reinforced this. On January...