Two early 20th century three-story buildings in disrepair were saved from the wrecking ball when NCA designed their adaptive reuse as supportive housing for 20 veterans with special needs. The exterior shells were retained while a new building was inserted inside. The two buildings were joined by an addition that became the lobby, elevator access […]
NCA designed the 3,500 square feet loft. To define the spaces in the residential project, a diagonal line was drawn along the back third of the loft to divide general living areas. Private spaces were defined on the south side of the line. The remaining two-thirds of the space are an open plan. The demarcation […]
NCA’s design team created three multi-family pavilions, each with six senior housing units connected by a covered porch. Each 540-square foot apartment is a corner unit, providing access to natural light via windows. A central green provides the opportunity for socialization, while a small area for tenant gardening provides private outdoor space. A large community […]
NCA designed the high-end 43 residential unit development. The aesthetic and quality construction recall Connecticut River Valley’s architectural heritage. The community creates the sense of individual homes in a neighborhood and updates functionality with accessible design. Each unit features an accessible entry, ground floor master bedroom and bathroom.
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 converted the former YMCA into a housing and social service center. The multi-family plan for 60,000 square feet building created an 18-unit emergency shelter, 12-unit transitional housing, 70-unit single-room occupancy, 15-unit efficiencies, and 23 one-bedroom apartments. The project earned the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Commission Preservation Award and HUD Affordable Housing Award.
NCA designed the adaptive reuse of the historic mill, 32-acre site, and areas on both sides of a canal along the Branch River. The plan created 222 multi-family units with health facilities, media room, gallery recording the mill’s history. The project earned Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission’s Historic Preservation Award, AIA/RI’s Adaptive Reuse/Renovation Merit […]
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.
NCA was retained to renovate the Belvedere Hotel built by John Brown Herreshoff in 1901. The historic landmark features 14 upscale residences that blend 19th century architectural elements with modern energy efficient systems. Panoramic views of Bristol’s quaint town and harbor work in tandem with open floor plans, high ceilings, fireplaces and high quality finishes […]
Valley Affordable Housing and Newport Housing Authority selected NCA to design Phase IV of the Newport Heights public housing. The project represents an ambitious revitalization plan for Newport’s urban North End neighborhood. Phase IV is comprised of 44 affordable-housing units. The multi-family buildings resemble single-family homes and have been strategically placed to create a pedestrian-friendly […]
Church Community Housing enlisted NCA to convert the historic school into 34 senior housing units. CCHC retained NCA for a second project that involved restoring the original windows, re-pointing the brick exterior, upgrading the heating, electrical and fire protection systems, and replacing the roof. Solar photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof and generate 20% […]
NCA designed the interior renovations for three existing harbor-front multi-family buildings at Brown & Howard Wharf. The concept was to offer residential units for sale after the core and shell were complete but prior to build out. The traditional style imbues classic New England design elements and the transitional style draws inspiration from the sea and Newport’s […]
NCA created an adaptive reuse of the historic Shingle Style home into ten multi-family units. The design team also added a new wing, porches and gables to create a seamless connection between 19th century rehabilitation and new 21st century design. A sustainable geo-thermal system heats and cools the residential project.
Constructed in 1867, Ashton Mill was transformed into lofts with river and parkland views. Forest City retained NCA for the adaptive re-use multi-family project that features 193 one-and two-bedroom apartments. Other amenities include an outdoor pavilion, community room, fitness center, billiards room, catering kitchen and business center. The restoration project earned the Rhode Island Historical Preservation […]
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