A very bright group of architecture students at RWU reached out to the town of Bristol to find a project they could create and build as a community service. This is in accordance with their mission as members of the national “Freedom by Design” architecture student’s organization. Obtaining most or all of the funds for the project through fundraising is also part of their mission.
The Freedom by Design group at Roger Williams has brought together a team of architectural students to come up with a concept, design, funding and construction of a structure that can be of benefit to the Bristol community. They chose to design a gatehouse for the Bristol Town Beach to better serve summer crowds using the beach.
The overall design of the project is meant to connect the history and location of Bristol. Their startup costs for materials was $5,400, which they raised with donations from Bristol Rotary, the Town of Bristol and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). More donations may be necessary for completion in May.
Below are the RWU Freedom By Design students at the RWU School of Architecture. Going left to right in the photo are Ryan Desanctis, Dominic Cavallo (who is both a student in the School of Architecture and the Freedom by Design Director), Paul LaFleur (Donor and President of Bristol Rotary), Liv Horton, and Dylan Steward.