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Providence Pedestrian Bridge / INFORM Studio + Buro Happold

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RISD Student Success Center / WORKac

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  • Architects: WORKac
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Kawneer, Carritec, Vitro Architectural Glass

Providence College: Ruane Friar Development Center / Perkins Eastman

© Sarah Mechling | Perkins Eastman© Sarah Mechling | Perkins Eastman© Paul Rivera© Sarah Mechling | Perkins Eastman+ 38

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  58000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation at Johnson & Wales University / Architectural Resources Cambridge

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REX Reveals Brown Performing Arts Center Design

Architecture and design practice REX has unveiled their design for Brown University’s new Performing Arts Center. The academic and cultural building was made to be a flexible and adaptable space that serves as a hub for performance. Combining a multi-functional main hall with an open stage floor, the design addresses the need for a dedicated performance space suitable for large ensembles. The new center was designed to encourage collaboration and inspire new modes of artistic and cultural production.

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SAH 2019 Annual International Conference

Architectural and art historians, architects, preservationists and museum professionals from around the world will meet in Providence, R.I., April 24–28, 2019, for the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. Over 600 SAH members will convene at the Rhode Island Convention Center to share new research on the history of the built environment and address current issues in the field in paper sessions, roundtables, workshops, and panel discussions.

The local community is invited to participate in the conference through architecture tours and public events that include a workshop on place-based storytelling, a free seminar on urban renewal and

REX, Firm Behind World Trade Performing Arts Building, to Design Brown University's New Performing Arts Center

The New York City-based architecture firm REX will be designing the new performing arts center for Brown University's campus in Providence, Rhode Island. Known for their portfolio of office and cultural projects - notably and recently including The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center - the firm aims to accommodate performances and events while serving as a hub for daily social interactions on campus within the 81,000 square-foot site. The building will become a central convening space of multimedia and performing arts for students, faculty, and visitors.

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Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. Please submit an abstract no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 5, 2018, to one of the 34 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the Open Sessions. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; scholars in related fields; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations.

Thematic sessions and Graduate Student Lightning Talks are listed below. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods

Southlight / RISD Architecture

© Jo Sittenfeld© Jo Sittenfeld© Naho Kubota© Naho Kubota+ 18

  • Architects: RISD Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1200 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Signify, Resolite Modulit 500, Rimol Greenhouse Systems

HYPARBOLE / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

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America's Oldest Shopping Mall has been Transformed into Micro-Units

The Arcade Providence is 188 years old, but it's getting its second wind.

This classical Greek structure, which also happens to be America's oldest shopping mall, was renovated into 48 micro-apartments and an assortment of businesses. Northeast Collaborative Architects, who led the redesign, converted the top two floors into apartments and bottom floor into commercial space. As single people increasingly contribute to a large percentage of the population, micro-apartments have proliferated as a housing solution.

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Rhode Island College Art Center / 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

© Tim DeCoster
© Tim DeCoster

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

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Providence, United States

Eastside Addition / 3six0 Architecture

© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner+ 26

  • Architects: 3six0 Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1100 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

Paschke Danskin Double Loft / 3six0 Architecture

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Providence, United States