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TALENTED DESIGNERS: Gordon and Laura Moss, co-owners of Function Aesthetic Design+Build, a full-service design and build studio in Providence specializing in small- to midsized design and construction projects, successfully applied for a DESIGNxRI award last fall. / COURTESY FUNCTION AESTHETIC DESIGN+BUILD/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

RISD grads dominate grant program

A full-service design and build studio in Providence, Functional Aesthetic Design+Build does everything – at least when it comes to “small- to midsized design...

A good design for R.I.’s future

It was a good sign that despite diminished funding, DESIGNxRI was able to make 13 grants to local design firms in its 2017-2018 cohort...
WINNING DESIGNS: Kyna Leski and Chris Bardt, owners of modern-architecture firm 3SIXO LLC in Providence, received a 2017 American Institute of Architects award for a modern home in Montauk, N.Y., and both were recently inducted into DESIGNxRI’s Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anchored to modern design

Kyna Leski and Chris Bardt both hail from families that appreciated the arts.Leski is the daughter of an architect. Bardt is the son of...
DESIGNXRI ANNOUNCED the recipients of its 2018 Providence Design Catalyst awards.

DESIGNxRI announces 2018 Providence Design Catalyst cohort

PROVIDENCE - Nonprofit DESIGNxRI named the 13 businesses selected to participate in its 2018 Providence Design Catalyst program Tuesday.The Design Catalyst program provides rising...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA announced the relaunch of Design Catalyst, a program created to spur growth in design-driven small businesses in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces relaunch of design-based small-business grant program

PROVIDENCE – The Design Catalyst program will be relaunched this year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday.The program will provide qualifying businesses with $90,000...
DESIGNXRI ANNOUNCED ITS 2017 Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Inductees Tuesday.

DesignxRI announces 2017 Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement induction class

PROVIDENCE - Days before the launch of the fourth annual DesignxRI Design Week, three local designers were named Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame...
DESIGNXRI'S 2017 DESIGN WEEK is scheduled Sept. 13 through Sept. 24 with over 55 events.

Design Week set for Sept. 13-24

PROVIDENCE – This year's DesignxRI Design Week, Sept. 13 to 24, outpaced its predecessor and, three weeks prior to kickoff, is still growing.To-date, Providence-based...
SEEKING WORK PRODUCT RESPECT: Jennifer Space, an associate at n|e|m|d architects inc., and president of the Rhode Island branch of the ­American Institute of Architects, looks over some plans with n|e|m|d architects President Mehdi Khosrovani. Space believes local firms are bypassed too often for high-profile work. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. architects feel high-profile work too often goes to out-of-state firms

In a state that prides itself on world-class creative talent, it strikes some on the local scene as odd when high-profile design work goes...
THE FOURTH ANNUAL DESIGNxRI Design Week celebration, which will be held from Sept. 13-24, will showcase the innovation and economic impact of Rhode Island's design sector on the local economy. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

DESIGNxRI to host Design Week celebration Sept. 13-24

PROVIDENCE – DESIGNxRI announced the dates for its fourth annual Design Week celebration, which will be held from Sept. 13-24.During the 12-day affair, various...
EPIC STORIES: Seth Goldenberg, CEO of Jamestown-based Epic Decade, will present at Design Week RI. “A lot of what our work is about is being more transparent and showing business leaders how design thinking works,” he said. / COURTESY EPIC DECADE

Design Week to spotlight growing R.I. industry

Rhode Island is home to an estimated 2,000 individual designers and firms ranging in focus from graphic arts to industrial design, and as such,...
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