Saccoccio Earns AIA Preservation Award
December 5, 2014
WARREN, RI (December 5, 2014) -- Saccoccio & Associates has earned a Historical Preservation Merit Award from AIA Rhode Island for its work on the Colony House in Newport.
AIA Rhode Island is a statewide component of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC. Each year, AIA Rhode Island celebrates outstanding works of architecture through its annual Design Awards Program. The program recognizes achievements in design by Rhode Island architects and honors the project teams and the clients who work with them to create and enhance our built environment.
Saccoccio & Associates earned a Merit Award for its work on the Newport Colony House, the fourth oldest statehouse still standing in the United States. Saccoccio & Associates has worked with the Newport Historical Society to restore and maintain the Colony House over the last 15 years. The program is in Phase 7, which focuses on the exterior of the building. This year Saccoccio will oversee masonry restoration, repainting of exterior trim and the restoration of the second-floor balcony.
The Colony House served as the primary state house of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from its completion in 1739 until 1901, when the new state house in Providence opened. From 1901 to 1926 it was the Newport County Courthouse and in 1962 the building was designated a National Historic Landmark. It is currently owned by the State of Rhode Island and managed by the Newport Historical Society.
Founded in 1973, Saccoccio & Associates is a leading Rhode Island Architecture firm. It has designed numerous schools, commercial sites, housing developments and public building in Rhode Island and Southern New England. Saccoccio & Associates provides a complete range of professional services, including architectural design and consultation, historic restoration, facilities planning and interior design. For more information, visit, www.sa-architects.com.