Innovate

Newport

34,000 sq.ft

2019

Newport, RI

Innovate Newport will become a cowork and office

complex within the structure of a former school. The

former Sheffield School was abandoned over 10 years

ago and is being revitalized by the City of Newport,

the Chamber of Commerce and Rhode Island’s

Economic Development Fund. TROIKA participated

in this project as the Design Architect, collaborating

with Northeast Collaborative Architects as the

Architect of Record.

The former school will include a new Community Flex

Space, a Café, shared conference rooms and several

cowork tenant spaces. A reflective glass curtain

wall carves through the center of the building, from

the roof to the first floor. The new atrium creates

the heart of the building with complex light and

reflection strategies that activate the building.