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 Jewels” in Salve Regina University’s Architectural Treasury. More recently, we renovated a section of the building for the Salve Regina Graduate Studies department to use as their office. For more information on that project, click here. As part of a blog post on the architecture firm of Peabody & Stearns, we also covered a short history of The Estate, if you would like to learn more.

We are pleased and grateful to now being working on our sixth project for this wonderful university nestled into our historic community and would love to do similar work for other institutions with significant historic resources.


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Click here to check out the project spotlight we did for Brown University’s Faculty Residence, which we helped to design back in 2013.

Also in 2013, we worked on the Ochre Lodge Carriage House dorm on Salve Regina University’s campus. Picture and more details can be found here.


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