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The Zoning In And The Zoning Out Of The Elderly: Emerging Community And Communication Patterns, Susan J. Drucker Oct 2015

The Zoning In And The Zoning Out Of The Elderly: Emerging Community And Communication Patterns, Susan J. Drucker

Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association

Increasingly, senior only residences are zoning seniors out of mainstream residential areas and into segregated living and mature communities. Senior gated communities are variations on a theme of gated communities in which lifestyle is packaged and sold. Active adult retirement communities exclude the young and offer active lifestyle living, with diverse levels of senior living choices. Such an approach contrasts with policies designed to encourage aging in place. It is also distinct from Golden Age Zoning districts designed to allow affordable housing for senior citizens in a public/private partnership. Some towns have zoned public parks to establish areas for ...


Youthbuild Providence Sustainability Learning Center Design, Renee Bilodeau, Jake Bochese, Marisa Bottai, Boris Dafov, Matt Diack, Alison Divenere, Jessica Gross, Andrea Krefsky, Phil Lane, Kelly Papa, Colin Pottbecker, Dominic Skrajewski, Roseann Evans, Arnold Robinson Jan 2014

Youthbuild Providence Sustainability Learning Center Design, Renee Bilodeau, Jake Bochese, Marisa Bottai, Boris Dafov, Matt Diack, Alison Divenere, Jessica Gross, Andrea Krefsky, Phil Lane, Kelly Papa, Colin Pottbecker, Dominic Skrajewski, Roseann Evans, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

Renee integrated coarse stucco and horizontal

corrugated metal in white and black as a pattern

signifying the major spaces. Over the entry and

in the main construction space, she played with

pattern in the curtain walls by replacing some

glass panels with metal panels that are orange, the

YouthBuild school color. The orange color is very

prominent in the main entry and the construction

facility, emphasizing the importance of construction

to the YouthBuild philosophy.


Westport Affordable Housing Design, Kyle Baron, Joe Cardella, Eric Figueredo, April Gaddis, Heather Gillock, Jack Hamm, Ben Horst, Colby Karambelas, Jacob Levine, Evan Mozzer, Tim Pranaitis, Chris Rossi, Jacob Wheeler, Ulker Copur, Arnold Robinson Jan 2014

Westport Affordable Housing Design, Kyle Baron, Joe Cardella, Eric Figueredo, April Gaddis, Heather Gillock, Jack Hamm, Ben Horst, Colby Karambelas, Jacob Levine, Evan Mozzer, Tim Pranaitis, Chris Rossi, Jacob Wheeler, Ulker Copur, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

Currently, there are not any fire stations within an appropriate range for development on the Drift Road site. This will make it essential for a proposed development to contain a pond and pump onsite for immediate fire control until further assistance arrives. Should municipal water not be available for residents on this site, private well systems will need to be built on each property, a minimum of 100 feet away from any septic system.


Downtown Providence Farmers Market Design, Lindsay Dansereau, Matthew Eckel, Kate Ford, Joanna Grocott, Tyler Harriott, Zachary Nelson, Amanda O'Malley, Jessica Palmer, David Sanchez, Eric Schall, Sarah Thompson, Anthony Piermarini, Lindsay Guastafeste, Arnold Robinson Jan 2014

Downtown Providence Farmers Market Design, Lindsay Dansereau, Matthew Eckel, Kate Ford, Joanna Grocott, Tyler Harriott, Zachary Nelson, Amanda O'Malley, Jessica Palmer, David Sanchez, Eric Schall, Sarah Thompson, Anthony Piermarini, Lindsay Guastafeste, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

This market essentially combines a marketplace with an existing or new industrial building. The hybrid created results in space that has daily retail sales and hours, as well as other goods available at other times. The industrial aspect typically acts as the anchor, as the market’s activities help attract a different group of consumers at other business times. An example of this would be a seafood supply warehouse that also provides dining and entertainment as a nightlife destination.


Quinta-Gamelin Community Center: Architectural Design, Caileigh Bailley-Ricci, Joseph Cardella, Nicholas Musilli, Thib Alqahtani, Rebecca Rokicki, David Vales, Jason Waisnor, Matt Eckel, Ron Lucia, Ben Lane, Amged Mourad, Waleed Altrukuni, Xiqiao Liu, Charles Woods, Patrick Flattery, Antonia Papadopoulos, Kenneth Post, Patricia Reccoppa, Lauren Bombara, Ruddy Lopez, Steven Pulver, Lisa Fasciglione, Tim Pranaitis, James Kohnke, Christian Hollendonner, Shawn Johnson, Pedro Hernandez, Nathaniel Schutez, John Gaughan, Oliver Ames, Colby Karambelas, Jaret Moskal, Matthew Silva, Anthony Cassciotta, Michael Laurencelle, Brandon Dasilva, Gary Graham, Arnold Robinson, Gokhan Celik Jan 2013

Quinta-Gamelin Community Center: Architectural Design, Caileigh Bailley-Ricci, Joseph Cardella, Nicholas Musilli, Thib Alqahtani, Rebecca Rokicki, David Vales, Jason Waisnor, Matt Eckel, Ron Lucia, Ben Lane, Amged Mourad, Waleed Altrukuni, Xiqiao Liu, Charles Woods, Patrick Flattery, Antonia Papadopoulos, Kenneth Post, Patricia Reccoppa, Lauren Bombara, Ruddy Lopez, Steven Pulver, Lisa Fasciglione, Tim Pranaitis, James Kohnke, Christian Hollendonner, Shawn Johnson, Pedro Hernandez, Nathaniel Schutez, John Gaughan, Oliver Ames, Colby Karambelas, Jaret Moskal, Matthew Silva, Anthony Cassciotta, Michael Laurencelle, Brandon Dasilva, Gary Graham, Arnold Robinson, Gokhan Celik

Architecture and Urban Design

The new facility will add meeting space for many of community organizations and sport leagues as well as people interested in renting the gymnasium and meeting rooms. Last year our community center gymnasium was given out 192 times on an average of two hours each, our meeting room was given out 68 times. Similar towns rent these facilities at approximately $15.00 an hour.


Meeting Street Needs Assessment And Space Planning, Jacob Cutillo, Sarah Finch, Vincent Lemma, Nicholas Musilli, Alexandra Whipple, Matthew Eckel, Christopher Winkler, Kristin Belmore, Andrew Tamblyn, Bob Miklos, Sam Catchelor, Kelly Ard, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Meeting Street Needs Assessment And Space Planning, Jacob Cutillo, Sarah Finch, Vincent Lemma, Nicholas Musilli, Alexandra Whipple, Matthew Eckel, Christopher Winkler, Kristin Belmore, Andrew Tamblyn, Bob Miklos, Sam Catchelor, Kelly Ard, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

A community space is a multigenerational gathering place in which a variety of activities, programs and services are offered for the benefit of the public. This space should be a pillar of the community. Just like in a family unit, a community that overcomes hard times, controversial issues and challenging obstacles together will grow closer.

In areas that are facing poor education, low income and a general decomposition of core values, a community center that encompasses resources for family, education, guidance, arts and entertainment, and technology can act as the catalyst for overall community improvement and a new cycle of ...


Main Street Revitalization: Woonsocket, Ri, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Main Street Revitalization: Woonsocket, Ri, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

A healthy environment that utilizes local urban ecologies will positively impact the health and well being of the community. It is important to create an environment that will foster understanding and inspire learning about native plants and animals, how to care for them, and how to protect them.


Sophia Academy Roof Garden, Ryan Bonassar, Paul Clark, Robert Clarke, Lisa Fasciglione, April Gaddis, Heather Gillock, Cassidhe Griffiths, Leslie Hulbert, Aexandra Reilly, Chelsea Weibust, Ginna Johnson, Ellen Hasset, Meghan Spratt, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Sophia Academy Roof Garden, Ryan Bonassar, Paul Clark, Robert Clarke, Lisa Fasciglione, April Gaddis, Heather Gillock, Cassidhe Griffiths, Leslie Hulbert, Aexandra Reilly, Chelsea Weibust, Ginna Johnson, Ellen Hasset, Meghan Spratt, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

Concept: The Bay

Taking inspiration from the water around Rhode Island, washed wood decking appears as water with the surrounding plants as the shore. Includes pergola, gathering spaces and vegetable garden.


Trinity Restoration Inc. Theater Design, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Trinity Restoration Inc. Theater Design, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

Problems: (1) Sound travels very quick around the curve of the wall creating a disproportional amount of sound on the opposite ends of the arc. (2) Sounds that start in front of the curve gets reflected back to a focal point. The location of that focal point moves depending on where the sound is located. As a result, loud refocused echoes are created at the focal point. When heard, the sounds seem to come from a mysterious place. The effects of the curved walls are extremely strong and need to be addressed. One common mistake is over applying absorptive material ...


Urban Design Of Bristol Waterfront, Lower Thames Street, Otto Chan, Jon Cornachio, Jessica Delemos, Eric Figuerdo, Jack Hamm, Kaelen Hunter, Andrew Larson, Edward Law, Jake Levine, Ian Luke, Anastasios Papadopoulos, Jake Wheeler, Ulker Copur, Lauren Bombara, Matthew Eckel, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Urban Design Of Bristol Waterfront, Lower Thames Street, Otto Chan, Jon Cornachio, Jessica Delemos, Eric Figuerdo, Jack Hamm, Kaelen Hunter, Andrew Larson, Edward Law, Jake Levine, Ian Luke, Anastasios Papadopoulos, Jake Wheeler, Ulker Copur, Lauren Bombara, Matthew Eckel, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

The marketplace is going to be one of the highlights on Thames Street, serving as a destination for leisure, shopping and dining. The concept of the project is to have indoor space continue out to the water, providing an outdoor space for dining and leisure, but also giving the boardwalk a resting point. The building is planned as two floors, with the fish market and multipurpose area on the first and an eatery, sitting area, balcony and facilities on the second. The building will be made of a light metal frame with panels to enclose the space and is designed ...


Revitalizing Woonsocket: A Main St. Implementation Plan, Nina Caruso, Alison Fredericks, Caitlin Merritt, Shannon Pitt, Kathleen Wilson, Arnold Robinson Jan 2013

Revitalizing Woonsocket: A Main St. Implementation Plan, Nina Caruso, Alison Fredericks, Caitlin Merritt, Shannon Pitt, Kathleen Wilson, Arnold Robinson

Historic Preservation

GuideStar, an online service that provides information on nonprofit organizations in the United States, was used to identify all the nonprofit organizations in downtown Woonsocket, as well as who the executive directors are and the names of people on the board of directors. Internet research was also utilized to access the websites where the students could gather contact information. The names and contact information that were collected were listed in the reference document. The list, to the students’ best abilities, is a comprehensive cross sections of business owners, non-profit leaders, and political leaders.


Redesigning The Warren Animal Shelter, Bandar Alotaibi, Nicholas Baldasarre, Sean Barrett, Jacqueline Brauer, Perry Cry, Erin D'Allesandro, Joseph D'Oria, Jason Doughty, Alison Fredericks, Samantha Howard, Anthony Izzo, Matthem Jesi, Jozef Karpiel, Daniel L'Esperance, Robin Sharp, Emily Sperini, Gary Graham, Frederick Gould, Arnold Robinson Jan 2012

Redesigning The Warren Animal Shelter, Bandar Alotaibi, Nicholas Baldasarre, Sean Barrett, Jacqueline Brauer, Perry Cry, Erin D'Allesandro, Joseph D'Oria, Jason Doughty, Alison Fredericks, Samantha Howard, Anthony Izzo, Matthem Jesi, Jozef Karpiel, Daniel L'Esperance, Robin Sharp, Emily Sperini, Gary Graham, Frederick Gould, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

The new shelter should incorporate improved natural lighting and ventilation, adequate space for laundry facilities and more space for the animals' living and bathing needs. The design should consider how to prevent dogs from barking and disturbing one another while in the kennels. Increased storage is necessary for the animal shelter to contain the food and living amenities for the incoming animals.


Blithewold Mansion: A Vision For The Visitors Center, Matthew Bird, Jacob Cutillo, Lindsay Dansereau, Kristine Delino, Kyle Gammel, Anthony Izzo, Shawn Johnson, Christopher Kunkle, Julia Libby, Stephen Mattscheck, Edward Napierkowski, Michelle Needham, Jocelyn Neves, Brendan Roche, Robin Sharp, Gary Graham, Arnold Robinson Jan 2012

Blithewold Mansion: A Vision For The Visitors Center, Matthew Bird, Jacob Cutillo, Lindsay Dansereau, Kristine Delino, Kyle Gammel, Anthony Izzo, Shawn Johnson, Christopher Kunkle, Julia Libby, Stephen Mattscheck, Edward Napierkowski, Michelle Needham, Jocelyn Neves, Brendan Roche, Robin Sharp, Gary Graham, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

The Visitor Center is one of the most important programmatic elements of the estate. The building tends to get overlooked due to its small size and unclear signage. It currently houses a ticket booth, an information center and a gift shop, but there isn’t much space leftover for employees, guests or expansion.


Adams Memorial Library Children's Room, Cameron Chafee, Leaha Bovine, Karin Hirose, Shawn Johnson, James Meiklejohn, Rebecca Sargent, Robert Miklos, Sam Batchelor, Kelly Ard, Lindsey Guastafeste, Jake Wheeler, Arnold Robinson Jan 2012

Adams Memorial Library Children's Room, Cameron Chafee, Leaha Bovine, Karin Hirose, Shawn Johnson, James Meiklejohn, Rebecca Sargent, Robert Miklos, Sam Batchelor, Kelly Ard, Lindsey Guastafeste, Jake Wheeler, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

The library spaces that were deemed most successful by the education students were those completed by the Robin Hood Foundation, which frequently rehabilitates underutilized spaces in inner-city schools to insert interactive, colorful and children-friendly library and learning spaces. Some shared suggestions to ensure such children- friendly accessibility were low bookshelves with book covers facing outwards, engaging and lively color schemes and comfortable furnishings.


Maggie Meets Gloria, Christian Hollendonner, Julia Libby, Sarah Volkman, Lexie Whipple, Gary Graham, Arnold Robinson Jan 2012

Maggie Meets Gloria, Christian Hollendonner, Julia Libby, Sarah Volkman, Lexie Whipple, Gary Graham, Arnold Robinson

Architecture and Urban Design

Two overlapping vesica shapes are apparent in the building composition—one creating the building enclosure, the other forming an enclosing fence to a garden space adjacent the building. This overlapping of two vesica shapes is metaphorically representative of the metaphase of cell subdivision where two cells emerge from one. The second vesica shape begins within the heart of the building enclosure and emerges to create an enclosing wall to the first of the surrounding ‘garden’ spaces.


Washington Park Main Street Plan, Benjamin Bergenholtz, Derek Dandurand, Valerie Fram, Tracy Jonsson, Kimberly Lindner, Carolyn Reid, D.J. Sevigny, Alexandra Skerry, Timothy Guimond, Brooke Kourafas, Elise Murphy, Matt Berry, Erik Butler, Kayla Nerone, Arnold Robinson, Jeremy Wells, Julie Coon, Joel Cooper Jan 2012

Washington Park Main Street Plan, Benjamin Bergenholtz, Derek Dandurand, Valerie Fram, Tracy Jonsson, Kimberly Lindner, Carolyn Reid, D.J. Sevigny, Alexandra Skerry, Timothy Guimond, Brooke Kourafas, Elise Murphy, Matt Berry, Erik Butler, Kayla Nerone, Arnold Robinson, Jeremy Wells, Julie Coon, Joel Cooper

Historic Preservation

There is an immense variety of privately owned businesses. They will be stakeholders because their businesses are located there, but they will also be assets in themselves in drawing people to the area. There is basically everything anyone could possible want or need in this area. There are two gas stations, a Family Dollar, a liquor store, a few sit down restaurants, numerous places where one can get a quick bite to eat, a frame shop, a clothing store, a pawn shop, a store with fresh produce (which is hard to find in urban areas), a store that sells sports ...


Longley Building: Reuse And Rehabilitation Feasibility Report, Elizabeth Deblock, Alexander Leblanc, Carolyn Reid, Kathleen Wilson, Arnold Robinson, Philip Marshal, Robert Dermody Jan 2012

Longley Building: Reuse And Rehabilitation Feasibility Report, Elizabeth Deblock, Alexander Leblanc, Carolyn Reid, Kathleen Wilson, Arnold Robinson, Philip Marshal, Robert Dermody

Historic Preservation

The southern, eastern, and northern façades (the principal façades) have a great amount of decorative masonry including granite, slate coursing, brownstone coursing, and brick veneer (Photo 2). All of these materials are in good condition, except for the brownstone, which is deteriorating in areas that are connected to a wrought iron balustrade. The surface of the brownstone is face-beded, and the corrosion of the iron in contact with the stone has caused oxide jacking. All of the masonry has environmental staining.


Walley School Community Arts Center Feasibility Study, Bob Miklos,Kelly Ard, Scott Slarsky, Arnold Robinson, Hank Kniskern, John Mcquilken, Robert Rambo Jan 2011

Walley School Community Arts Center Feasibility Study, Bob Miklos,Kelly Ard, Scott Slarsky, Arnold Robinson, Hank Kniskern, John Mcquilken, Robert Rambo

Architecture and Urban Design

The Walley School community arts center initiative began in the fall

of 2011 as a joint project between the Town of Bristol and Roger

Williams University’s School of Architecture. Shortly thereafter, the

Gabelli School of Business was asked to development a business case

for the project. Four students in the course “Management 439: Business

Planning” took on the Walley School as their team project for

the semester. The business case study was developed in conjunction

with the Town of Bristol, the initiative’s steering committee, Roger

Williams University’s Community Partnerships Center, the School

of Architecture and the School ...