Noted architect Bruce Price designed the Audrain Building that was constructed in Newport, Rhode Island in 1903. The commercial building represents one of four Gilded Age buildings that form an architecturally significant block on Bellevue Avenue. The three adjoining historic buildings include the Travers Block designed by Richard Morris Hunt; the Newport Casino designed by […]
When KODA needed a new location for their corporate headquarters, they enlisted the design team to transform 3,000 square-feet of commercial space into a current, sophisticated style representative of the company’s international aesthetic. The design challenge was to reconfigure the existing floor plan to accommodate a new reception area with glass walls, conference room with […]
NCA collaborated with Solidus in a design/build team to develop this new interior project for the creative and administrative offices of an industrial / packaging design firm. We capitalized on the top floor location and the client’s willingness to break the corporate mold to make a feature of the open industrial ceilings. 200-120 210-260 […]
NCA was retained by the Preservation Society of Newport County to design a 1,300 square foot gift shop in the basement of Rosecliff. Architect Stanford White modeled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. The commerical project features modern mechanicals and period reproduction finishes that complement the Gilded Age […]
NCA has designed the Newport Health Center incorporating sustainable elements, with the goal of achieving LEED Silver Certified at the completion of this project. The new building is designed to complement the adjacent early learning center we completed on the site, make a strong presence for the new faculties and meet our client’s strict budget […]
NCA designed the Boathouse Restaurant, which is situated in Waterplace Park on the Woonasquatucket River. The commercial project has an interior that is finished with fine paneling and woodwork and decorated with nautical antiques and photography. Each of three levels has its own outdoor balcony overlooking the water below.
Noted 19th century architect Daniel Burnham left an indelible mark on the built environment when he proclaimed, “Make no little plans.” However, today’s worldwide urban housing shortage forces city planners and architects to think little, very little. 200 to 400 square-foot micro-lofts are the next big housing trend in the United Kingdom, Poland, China, and […]
NCA designed Interlink, the Northeast’s first Intermodal Transportation Center connecting air travelers with trains, buses, passengers and rental car transportation. Interlink positions Rhode Island as a leader in sustainable development by expanding public transportation, fueling economic recovery and offering future development opportunities, placing T.F.GreenAirport among the top airports in New England’s highly competitive market. The […]
NCA designed the Club Acela as a prototype for station lounge renovation along the Northeast Corridor. The existing mezzanine space was subdivided into a lower lever and an upper lever four feet higher. Major existing design elements for the commercial project included an historic ornate gold-leafed coffered ceiling eighteen feet above the floor and surrounding […]
Rhode Island Credit Union’s headquarters serves as a gateway to Providence’s Capital Center. NCA designed a neoclassical granite and limestone commercial structure fashioned from the existing building’s footprint. A new landscape plan featuring a gated entrance to the parking area and raised sculpture garden buffers parking and pedestrian access and enhances the classical architecture. The […]
NCA transformed a 19th century school building situated in the heart of Newport’s historic Point District into a luxury multi-family development. Adhering to the Federal and State Historic Tax Credit guidelines, the design team maintained the building’s historic character and adapted the three-story structure to accommodate several, one, two, and three-bedroom units with modern amenities.
Perry Mill was built in 1835. The landmark with open floor plans, large windows, and solid masonry construction, was among the first to be successfully adapted for mixed use. NCA transformed the mill into a timeshare resort featuring 36 suites, and commercial space for restaurant, nightclub and retail arcade. The plan called for reconstructing the […]
The Old Colony Co-Operative Bank was constructed in 1926. In 1993 the lobby was converted into St. Francis Chapel and the upper floors became offices and dorms. NCA converted the structure into a Hampton Inn & Suites. The commercial project included renovating the 50,000 square-foot, 11-story St. Francis Chapel and constructing a new 10-story, 27,000 […]
NCA transformed the historic DeWolf’s Wharf into a boutique-hotel, restaurants, retail shops, apartments, dock accommodations, and pedestrian paths. Bristol Harbor Inn features 40 guestrooms, spa, and conference rooms. The waterfront revitalization project received the Bristol Historic Commission Award, RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Preservation Award, AIA/RI Merit Award, and Phoenix Award for responsible action […]
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