Newport’s Innovative Business Hub is Nearing Completion

Construction of Innovate Newport, a 34,000 square foot, three-story office space located on Broadway in Newport, RI, is nearing completion. Formerly the old Sheffield Elementary School, the building is being repurposed and transformed to provide high-tech office suites, co-work space, shared conference and huddle rooms, a café, and a large event space with the... read more »

DiPrete Designs Landscape for O’Hare Academic

The O’Hare Academic Center at Salve Regina University in Newport recently completed a $26 million building expansion and renovation to its landscape and hardscape around the building. The project, which added 23,000 square feet to the Center, includes indoor and outdoor dining areas as well as outdoor terraces overlooking the University’s oceanfront grounds. In... read more »

Sports Complex in Newport County Nearing Completion

Tiverton, RI’s new 187,000 square foot family and sports center, next to Route 24 in the Tiverton Industrial Park, is nearing completion. The facility, known as Longplex Family Fitness & Sports Center, is 80% complete with all site work done and steel fully erected. “We are just working on the interior now,” says Jim Long... read more »

The International Yacht Restoration School Opens New Building

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) has officially opened its new building, The Brooks Building, at its Newport, RI campus, bringing the composite labs over from its second campus in Bristol, RI in hopes of doubling its enrollment to 200 students. IYRS is a private, non-profit school that focuses on training highly-skilled craftspeople and... read more »

Transforming a School Into a Modern Office Building

The Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island has teamed up with Northeast Collaborative, Studio TROIKA and DiPrete Engineering to repurpose and transform the old Sheffield School located in Newport into a modern office building known as Innovate Newport. This 13,000 sf, three story building located on Broadway will provide a wide range of high... read more »