KITE Nominated for Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award
KITE Architects is honored to have been nominated for consideration in the 2012 National Design Awards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in the category of Architectural Design. The multidisciplinary design awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of quality of life, and are recognized in an awards ceremony and gala to be held in New York City at Pier 60 on October 20.
Kingstown Crossings earns LEED Gold Certification!
KITE is pleased to announce that the first phase of Kingstown Crossings Apartments has officially received certification through the LEED for Homes program administered by the US Green Building Council at the Gold level.
KITE’s Narragansett Bay Commission earns AIAri Design Award
KITE was thrilled to receive an Merit Award for their design for the Narragansett Bay Commission Operations Building at their annual AIAri Design Awards Gala at Ocean Cliff in Newport on December 2.
Carter Center Inspires Original Music
Premiering May 22, 2011 at the Providence Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, KITE Architects’ work to create the Carter Center of Music Education has helped inspire an original orchestral work “Credo”, by composer Roger Chichy and performed by the RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
PPS Awards 1577 Westminster Street with Neighborhood Revitalization Award
The Providence Preservation Society awarded the new building at 1577 Westminster Street designed by KITE Architects with a Neighborhood Revitalization Ceremony at their annual Preservation Awards on April 28, 2011.
Albert Garcia, AIA Speaks on AIAri Green Roof Panel
Albert Garcia, AIA appeared as an expert panelist at the March 24, 2011 seminar at AIAri headquarters on green roofs. Albert presented an in-depth case study on the extensive green roof systems now underway at the Narragansett Bay Commission, as well as the code issues affecting its installation in a high wind zone.
WBNA Honors KITE with Community Development Award
The West Broadway Neighborhood Association recognized the efforts of KITE to construct the new building at 1577 Westminster Street along with Barbara Sokoloff Associates at their annual meeting on January 11, 2011.
Carter Center for Music Education wins AIAri Design Award
KITE is thrilled that their design for the Carter Center for Music Education for the RI Philharmonic and Music School has won a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island Chapter in the Interiors category.
Torsion III Dedicated at URI’s Lippitt Hall
Peter Diepenbrock’s sculpture in front of the newly renovated Lippitt Hall at the University of Rhode Island was dedicated with a well-attended ceremony on April 26th. KITE’s renovations were completed in early 2009 and the sculpture was funded by RI’s public art program. Diepenbrock’s remarks at the event stressed how important the arts are for their ability to teach a process of establishing a vision, then setting goals and understanding one’s own capacity to reach them. As an example, he
KITE Builds at CANstruction and Wins “Best Meal”!
Architects from KITE spent Saturday April 10 building our entry for CANstruction along with Consigli Construction, and judges awarded the finished sculpture the “Best Meal” award. CANstruction is an annual event where architects and contractors build elaborate structures entirely with cans, with the food donated after the event to the Rhode Island Food Bank to help families in our community.
Albert Garcia, AIA, Speaks on Green Building at Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence
On March 17, Albert Garcia, AIA, LEED-AP, Principal at KITE Architects, spoke to a group of non-profit leaders in the Rhode Island Foundation’s Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence about green building with a focus on the financial aspects and the return on investment of sustainable initiatives.
KITE Prevails in Landmark Decision for Green Roofs in Hurricane Zones
The Rhode Island State Building Code Standards Committee almost unanimously approved an appeal to allow the use of an extensive green roof in Rhode Island.
Albert Garcia, AIA Featured as Panelist on “The Pen vs. The Layer: The Relevance of Hand Drawing in Today’s Workplace”
KITE Principal Albert Garcia, AIA was among the featured panelists at the AIA Rhode Island’s Emerging Architects Forum 2009: The Pen vs. The Layer The Relevance of Hand Drawing in Today’s Workplace on October 29, 2009 at Brown University’s Grant Recital Hall.