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.