BTGA takes two design awards in RI Monthly’s annual competition

In the RI Monthly’s Annual Design Awards, Brewster Thornton Group Architects took Gold for its design of the new Lincoln Woods Beach Pavilion complex in Lincoln and Bronze for a private residential retreat in Barrington!

The competition jurors determined the Lincoln Woods project to be “rich and well done” and noted how the three new buildings had been “designed with a classic style in mind, communicated through the use of simple rustic materials including granite, timbers and metal roofs.”

Describing the Barrington retreat as a “step outside the box [that led] to the most successful results,” the jurors stated that the design was a “rustic-chic getaway that got high marks for its cohesive design and playful approach.”

The October issue of RI Monthly is out now. Learn more about the Lincoln Woods project and the Barrington retreat on our website.

Company founder leads tour at newly designed Lincoln Woods complex

Award-winning architect Mary Dorsey Brewster AIA, founder of Brewster Thornton Group Architects, will lead a tour of the newly constructed Beach Pavilion Complex at Lincoln Woods State Park on September 22, 12-1:30 p.m. Brewster Thornton designed the new bathhouse, concession stand and nature center to recall the classic lodges of the Adirondacks. The event is part of Design RI 2017, an annual showcase and celebration of Rhode Island’s vast and unique design disciplines.

Learn more about the Lincoln Woods complex – which just wrapped up its first season and won Gold in RI Monthly's Annual Design Awards – and visit Design RI to register for this free, public tour and talk.

Lincoln Woods State Park Beach Pavilion Complex

Lincoln Woods State Park Beach Pavilion Complex


Project Architect/Project Manager

We would like to add an experienced, thoughtful Project Architect/Project Manager to our office team. Candidates should have a BArch or MArch degree with 4 to 6 years of experience in institutional projects. This is an opportunity to advance your skills working on a mix of educational and historic preservation projects. 

The ideal candidate will be already licensed or advancing in the IDP process, and have the following characteristics:

  • Strong design skills.
  • Sound working knowledge of construction systems, building and fire codes, and bid documents. Also, the ability to coordinate structural, mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Construction administration experience, including the ability to clearly and professionally communicate with owners, contractors, consultants, and internal colleagues. Good writing skills are a distinct plus. 
  • Strong proficiency with producing construction sets in Revit and/or CAD.
  • Effective supervision of and clear guidance for architectural interns.

The Project Architect/Project Manager’s duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning architectural project objectives, from the early stages of assisting in proposoal preparation to evaluation of appropriate design alternatives.
  • Maintaining the project team through efficient management, good communications and consistent coordination of efforts.Researching and complying with legal requirements by following building codes, zoning laws, fire regulations, and related ordinances, such as accessibility guidelines.
  • Managing projects from concept development through construction.
  • Leading construction administration from tracking required documents to facilitating the bidding process, from solving design/construction problems to maintaining quality work standards. Meeting financial requirements by estimating costs, developing budgets and monitoring expenses.
  • Exhibiting enthusiasm for the industry through continued education and networking.

Interested candidates may email their cover letter, resumes, and work samples to

Brewster Thornton Group Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Job Type: Full-time