New building takes climate change into account

HIGH RISE: The new YMCA Sailing Center in South Kingstown sits 14 feet above sea level to account for potential flooding. / COURTESY OYSTERWORKS
HIGH RISE: The new YMCA Sailing Center in South Kingstown sits 14 feet above sea level to account for potential flooding. / COURTESY OYSTERWORKS
As debate and warnings about climate change swirl, some architects are creating Rhode Island buildings that incorporate elements to address what has turned out to be the most talked-about environmental issue of the 21st century. “The new YMCA Sailing Center on Turner Point is close to 14 feet above sea level,” said Andrew Baer, principal…
To read the full story, Subscribe or
Subscribe to PBN
- Advertisement -