KITE’s design for Residential Properties, Ltd. headquarters is on the high-visibility corner lot of residential Benefit Street and commercial Wickenden Street. It provides 2,800 square feet of corporate office space and 3,600 square feet of rental space.
The building forms a broad sweep as it wraps this prominent corner site. The Wickenden Street front has large areas of street level glazing that respond to the adjacent commercial storefronts, while the Benefit Street elevation responds to its context by employing residential scale windows, chimney, and dormers.
Corporate offices are located on the third floor and mezzanine, taking advantage of the high ceilings and river views. The first and second floors accommodate an art gallery and commercial tenant respectively.
First Place Award and Commission, Invitational Design Competition, 1984
Merit Award, AIA Rhode Island, 1992