IYRS New Academic Building, Newport, R.I.

A new home for the IYRS technologies and trades facility involved a variety of moving parts. First, it needed to reflect the latest in boatbuilding science and construction—three-dimensional printing, five-axis CNC computerized router and milling machinery, state-of-the-art marine electrical and plumbing systems, and cutting-edge fabrication. Second, it sought to take full advantage of a striking waterfront location with intimate views of Newport Harbor. Third, it had to conform to existing structures in scale and appearance to respect the uniformity and functionality of the IYRS campus.