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Rhode Island College Art Center / Schwartz-Silver

  • Architects: Schwartz-Silver
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Executive Architect: Design Partnership of Cambridge
  • Area: 54000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver

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2013 Great Places Award Winners Announced

Seven exemplary projects in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and urban design have been named winners of the 2013 Great Places Awards and were honored during the 44th annual conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) earlier this month. The EDRA Great Places Awards recognizes professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design and pay special attention to the relationship between physical form and human activity or experience.

The winners after the break...

Providence Wins Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the winners of the Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve the well-being of the nation. Out of the 305 cities that competed in this inaugural competition, Providence, Rhode Island, was presented the Mayors Challenge Grand Prize for Innovation and a $5 million implementation award for its “cutting-edge early education initiative”. Mayors Challenge innovation prizes also were awarded to Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and Santa Monica, all of which will receive $1 million to support implementation. 

Three Pier Bridge / Studio Providence LLC

The design of this project by Studio Providence LLC, a partnership by Friedrich St. Florian Architects and 3six0 Architecture, was the result of an international competition. Awarded by the Boston Society of Architects with an esteemed Unbuilt Project Award, the proposal uses three piers that are evocative of the fishing piers of New England.

House on College Hill / Friedrich St. Florian Architects

  • Architects: Friedrich St. Florian Architects
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architects: Friedrich St. Florian Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Wilbur Yoder
  • Contractor: Joseph M. Furtado, Inc
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011

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Eastside Addition / 3six0 Architecture

  • Architects: 3six0 Architecture
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architect: 3six0 Architecture
  • Project Team: Kyna Leski- Principal, Christopher Bardt AIA- Principal, Jack Ryan RA- Senior Associate & Project Architect, Curtis Boivin, Kelly Ennis, Yu Morishita, Michael Williams
  • Structural Engineer: Wilbur Yoder
  • Lighting Consultant: Hogan Macaulay, Architecture + Light
  • General Contractor: Golden Rule Construction Company
  • Area: 1100.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: John Horner, 3six0 Architecture

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Paschke Danskin Double Loft / 3six0 Architecture

  • Architects: 3six0 Architecture
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architect: 3six0 Architecture
  • Principals: Kyna Leski and Christopher Bardt, AIA
  • Associate & Project Architect: Olga Mesa, LEED AP
  • General Contractor: Case Construction Company
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: John Horner Photography

© John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography

Joukowsky Institute / Anmahian Winton Architects

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Location: 60 George St, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
  • Architect: Anmahian Winton
  • Project Team: Nick Winton AIA(principal in charge), Alex Anmahian AIA(consulting principal), Aaron Bruckerhoff AIA, LEED AP(project manager), Joel Lamere (project architect), Makoto Abe (project designer), Aaron Stavert AIA
  • Consultants: RDK Engineers, Richmond So Engineers, GZA, Shawmut Design & Construction, Hines Wasser Associates, LAM Partners
  • Area: 15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Peter Vanderwarker

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Providence River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Competition Winner / inFORM Studio

© inFORM Studio
© inFORM Studio

The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a unique urban proposal in that the basis of its proposition is an exchange of transit medium. The relocation of a substantial, vehicular only conduit in favor of a pedestrian oriented connector will completely transform the spatial character of the Jewelry District/Old Harbor. Given this significant urban transformation, the project should envision a potential much larger than a pure connector. The proposed Providence River Pedestrian Bridge can become a spatial mediator between urban and ecological spaces and function as an integrated series of programs into the waterfront public spaces, allowing east and west to become a singular meandering public space. With this perspective, the proposal is better understood less as a bridge and more as an urban intervention. More about inFORM Studio‘s Providence River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge submission after the break.

The Wheeler School Nulman Lewis Student Center / Ann Beha Architects

  • Architects: Ann Beha Architects
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architect: Ann Beha Architects
  • Project Team: Thomas M. Hotaling AIA, LEED AP, Principal-in-Charge; Steven Gerrard AIA; Jason Bowers AIA, LEED AP; and Lindsey MacDonald
  • Structural Engineer: Odeh Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: Wilkinson Associates
  • Electrical Engineer: Gaskell Associates
  • Civil / Geotechnical Engineer: Geisser Engineering Corporation
  • Landscape Architect: Pressley Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting
  • Code And Fire Protection: Ramsey Loga, PE
  • Acoustician: Acentech
  • Specifications: Wil-Spec
  • Food Service: Crabtree McGrath Associates
  • Contractor: Agostini Construction Co.
  • Estimator / Construction Advisor: Queastor Group
  • Area: 5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: David Lamb Photography

© David Lamb Photography © David Lamb Photography © David Lamb Photography © David Lamb Photography

Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

  • Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Acoustician: JaffeHolden
  • Construction Management: Shawmut Design & Construction
  • Area: 38815.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan