Thompson Middle School
Newport, Rhode Island
HMFH Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Restoration and New Construction
On this project - the first new school to be built
in the city of Newport in many years - it was imperitive
to preserve the historic value of the school originally
built in 1882. The goal was tto restore the historic
facility and construct an addition of approximately
107,000 square feet that included a four-story common
area and an outdoor recreation area. The existing
school was completely renovated with particular
attention to historic value, and the new school
was constructed with a structural steel frame and
The Thompson Middle School is an outstanding example
of urban revitalization and historic preservation.