Planning the Future for TIllinghast Farm

Tillinghast Farm is a beautiful coastal property in Barrington, RI owned by RISD.  For the landscape architecture department, it serves as an outdoor studio for first year students to learn about soil, topography, tides, and the phenomenological environment firsthand.  It is also the home of RISD's continuing education program which is in need of better facilities.  SDG has been asked to work on a plan which improves handicap access and pedestrian as well as vehicular circulation so that the program can grow and serve a wider community.  This project will look at both the current and future uses of Tillinghast Farm, and as a coastal property, the design must also prepare to respond to the challenges of climate change.  SDG is currently working on several variations of how the property could be laid out to accommodate the wide range of needs.