The 2003 “Architectural Portfolio” William W. Caudill Citation for excellence in education design and architecture was awarded to Thompson Middle School, Newport, R.I. In a special ceremony at the school that included district officials, dignitaries and students, Joe Agron, American School & University editor-in-chief, presented district officials and the school's design team, HMFH Architects, with special plaques honoring their selection for the prestigious award.
Joe Agron, AS&U editor-in-chief, presents a special plaque in honor of Thompson Middle School's selection for the William W. Caudill Citation. Pictured (from left): Laura Wernick, AIA, project designer, HMFH Architects; Agron; Ed Brady, former facilities director; Jane Regan, principal; Mary Canole, superintendent; and Rudy Borgueta, former superintendent.
Gathered in celebration of Thompson's honor: (first row, left to right) Rudy Borgueta, former superintendent; Laura Wernick, AIA, project designer, HMFH Architects; Jane Regan, principal; Mary Canole, superintendent; Jane Barry, school committee member; Robert Power, assistant superintendent; Coles Mallory, middle school housing committee member (MSHCM); David Wixted, president, Newport Public Education Foundation; (second row, left to right) Ed Brady, former facilities director; David Gordon, committee chair; Turner Scott, (MSHCM); Bart Dunbar, (MSHCM); (third row, left to right) Keith Stokes, (MSHCM); and Newport Mayor Richard Sardella.
At the special ceremony, principal Jane Regan introduces the winners of a student essay contest on their feelings about the new school.