Donald S. Richardson AIA & Assoc. was founded in Providence R.I. in 1992. The goal of the firm is to provide creative high quality design solutions to address every client’s aspirations.

Lippit House Renovation

DSR AIA & Assoc. was commissioned to redesign the in interior and add on to the original house.

Kingston Land Trust Barn

The mission of the South Kingston Land Trust Barn is to preserve and expand open space and common lands for public use

Little Compton Residence

A coastal retirement home with a magnificent view of Briggs Marsh. Art Gallery in foyer, central Living Room with guest bedrooms…

Sakonnet River House

Second home on the Sakonnet River for a couple with two adult children. Central bar space contains living area and kitchen…
“Because each project calls for an individual approach, and every client has unique needs and requirements, we do not subscribe to any “signature style,” although we do hold with certain strong design principles across every project.”
The new Edgewood Yacht Club replaces an early 20thC shingle style building lost to fire in 2012. The design reflects the essence of the original in character, scale and materials.
The Solar Canopy was initially developed to complement development of the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, a project the firm was instrumental in founding.
A graduate of RISD’s Architecture program, Don worked in Portugal and London before returning to the US and winning an NEA Grant to be the Architect-in-Residence for Newport, RI. Subsequently he was an architect at The Architects Collaborative, in Cambridge, MA, and one of three Architects for the Corporation at DEC. Several of his projects have been published. Don was awarded Utility and Design patents in the Renewable energy field for Solar Canopy, LLC.

Nick Richardson

Don’s son Nick has become an integral part of DSRAIA. Nick is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art. He employs various design softwares, rendering programs, and photo editing tools in such a creative way, that you may mistake these images for completed works!

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