DONALD T. MCGUIRE FINE ARTS CENTER • Portsmouth Abbey School • Portsmouth, RI

NCA created a three-story facility within the envelope of the barn.  The building acts as a transition between farm buildings and the campus designed by Pietro Belluschi in the 1950s. An art gallery, ceramics studio, classrooms, and outdoor terrace occupy the main level.  A photo laboratory and two classrooms comprise the lower level.  And painting studios with cathedral ceilings and a unique walkway that joins the two spaces distinguish the second story. The project earned Education Design Showcases’ award for Outstanding Architecture and Design in Education.