Salve Regina University
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Notable Architects: Richard Morris Hunt, McKim, Mead & White, and H. H. Richardson
Period: Late 19th Century
Richard Morris Hunt
McKim, Mead & White
The campus of Salve Regina University (SRU) is a remarkable collection of historic designed landscapes and Gilded Age mansions perched on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The magnificent structures built for the wealthy during the 19th century were designed by renowned architects such as McKim, Mead and White, Richard Morris Hunt, H.H. Richardson, and Peabody & Stearns. Surrounded by ancient specimen trees and remnants of their designed landscapes, these imposing edifices now house much of the SRU student body and their academic facilities.
Salve Regina University was a recipient in the first round of Getty Campus Heritage Grants established to assist American colleges and universities in the management and preservation of their historic buildings and landscapes. MCWB aided the University in the preparation of their application and assembled a team skilled in the analysis and evaluation of architectural and landscape collections.