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…

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