Wong on RI NPR’s “Bottom Line”
Liliane Wong (Professor, Interior Architecture) recently spoke about “Redesigning Historic Spaces” with show host Dave Fallon on “The Bottom Line,” Rhode Island National Public Radio’s weekly business segment.
In the ten minute segment, which aired in July, they discussed adaptive reuse – the promise and challenges of turning old buildings into new spaces – for example, the possibilities for former mill buildings and other old manufacturing complexes, with their specific column grid that allows for free-form office spaces, allowing easy scalability for start-up businesses. With her work at RISD, Wong has been collaborating with the City of Newport. The latest project is the Newport Congregational church, where twelve students studied the interior of the church and proposed alternatives for its use as the congregation has dwindled.