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BREAKTHROUGH RENOVATION: The new three-story staircase required breaking through three levels of the building, which will help with wayfinding, orienting visitors to all the major-service areas and connecting the library’s two buildings. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fresh Design: Providence Public Library

Providence Public Library | 150 Empire St., Providence Building owner and tenant: Providence Public Library Architect: designLAB architects Developer/General contractor: Bond Bros. Inc. Cost: $27 million Use: The Providence...
WATERFALL VIEW: The new Breast Imaging Center waiting area is accented by a wall-mounted waterfall. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL IMAGING INC.

FreshDesign: Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. 1526 Atwood Ave., Johnston Building owner: Atwood Medical Properties LLC; managed by First American Realty Tenant: Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. Architect: Vision...
IMPROVED ENVIRONMENT: The newly renovated Gaige Hall building on the Rhode Island College campus lets in more natural light and has improved acoustics.

Fresh Design: Gaige Hall

Gaige Hall | 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence Building owner and tenant: Rhode Island College Architect: LLB Architects Developer/General contractor: H.V. Collins Cost: $17 million Use: Gaige Hall was...

Bank building renovation blends old design with new

BankNewport | 10 Washington Square, Newport Building owner and tenant: BankNewport Architect: DBVW Architects Developer/General contractor: Farrar Associates of Newport Cost: $5 million Use: The renovation of the historic...
FACELIFT: In need of updates and repairs, Craig-Lee Hall at Rhode Island College underwent renovations on both its interior and exterior, resulting in a more modernized appearance.

Craig-Lee Hall building at RIC undergoes renovation

Building owner and tenant: Rhode Island College Architect: LLB Architects Developer/General contractor: H.V. Collins Cost: $15 million Use: One of the first buildings constructed on the Rhode Island...
A HUB IN PROVIDENCE: The former Brown Office Building at 164 Angell St. near Thayer Street in Providence was recently refurbished as a multidisciplinary hub for Brown University, housing five of the university’s entities.

Former Brown Office Building becomes multidisciplinary education hub

164 Angell St., Providence Building owner and tenant: Brown University Architect: Architecture Research Office Developer/General contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction Cost: WND Use: The upper floors of the former...
GROOVY EXTERIOR: The exterior of the Public Projects area is newly clad in corrugated steel. The material that was removed was used on the interior. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Refurbishment brings added capacity, year-round operability to The Steel Yard

The Steel Yard | 27 Sims Ave., Providence Architect: Kite Architects Inc. Developer/General contractor: TRAC Builders Inc. Total project cost: $2.8 million Use: The Steel Yard, an industrial...
HITS THE SPOT: Rock Spot Climbing recently converted 5,000 vacant square feet of industrial space in Providence into a climbing facility, featuring 30-foot-high walls and about 10,000 square feet of climbing space.

Vacant industrial space in Providence converted to rock-climbing facility

Rock Spot Climbing | 42 Rice St., Providence Building owner: Pearl Street LLC Building tenants: The Capital Good Fund, Pearl Street Lofts Architect: Kite Architects Inc. of...
BACK FROM THE BRINK: The 1921 Bomes Theatre in Providence was on the verge of being condemned after years of abandonment. Tavares LLC, in conjunction with RGB Architects Inc. and Merette Rodriguez Architects, oversaw a $2.5 million renovation of the historic theater.

Formerly abandoned Bomes Theatre undergoes complete restoration

Bomes Theatre | 1017 Broad St., Providence Owner and developer/general contractor: Tavares LLC Tenant: Dolce Vida Bebe Events Architects and interior designers: RGB Architects Inc. and Merette...
A NEW VENTURE: (add)ventures moved into new office space at 20 Risho Ave. in East Providence in early January, modernizing a former call center into an innovative, collaborative workspace. / COURTESY (ADD)VENTURES

(add)ventures turns former call center into collaborative workspace

(add)ventures | 20 Risho Ave., East Providence Building owner: Fox Paw Properties LLC Building tenant: (add)ventures Architect: McGeorge Architecture Interiors, East Greenwich General contractor: Bentley Builders LLC, North...

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