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FACELIFT: The exterior of the former Pilgrim Congregational Church in Providence, now Pilgrim Lofts, was given all-new windows to allow light into the loft apartments, and the brickwork was cleaned up. Prior to the renovations, the spaces where the windows currently are were boarded up.

Former Pilgrim Congregational Church converted to residential apartments

Pilgrim Lofts | 19 Harrison St., ProvidenceBuilding owner: Federico Manaigo and Antonio ManaigoBuilding tenants: ResidentialArchitect: KITE Architects Inc.Developers: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo of...
WEATHER-RESISTANT: Jeff Sweenor, owner of Sweenor Builders in South Kingstown, points to the house that architectural designer Lori Foley has on screen that is located in South Kingstown and uses helical piers that screw down to bedrock and breakaway lower walls that let the water go right through. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting back vs. extreme weather

Weather-related damage from fierce hurricanes, flooding, storm surges and intensified UV rays does not discriminate between high-end or low-income housing.In Rhode Island, however, some...
PROPERTY PLANS: Christine M. West, principal at KITE Architects in Providence, looks at some residential plans for a property in Exeter with Albert Garcia, principal.

Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude

Business continues to be good for most Rhode Island companies, and a majority expect that to continue, though their optimism is tempered by uncertainty...
ON THURSDAY, The Steel Yard announced a $2.7-plus million renovation to its Providence-based headquarters. / COURTESY THE STEEL YARD

Steel Yard announces $2.8M studio renovation

PROVIDENCE – Looking to increase the communal studio space available to local artists and the public, on Thursday The Steel Yard announced a $2.8...
KITE ARCHITECTS HAS JOINED with the Charrette Venture Group. Above, Kite Architects principals Christine Malecki West, left. and Albert Garcia. / COURTESY KITE ARCHITECTS

KITE Architects joins national investment group portfolio

PROVIDENCE – Kite Architects has joined the national portfolio of Charrette Venture Group, CVG announced Monday.CVG says that in exchange for firms joining up...
ORIGINAL TRIM: Apartments contain original trim details, including wainscoting, crown molding, and window and door casings. / COURTESY CHRISTIAN HARDER

Conjoined commercial buildings converted to luxury apartments, retail

Owner: HM Ventures Group 8 LLC Architect: Kite Architects Developer/general contractor: South Coast Improvement Co. Engineer: Allied Consulting Engineering Services Preservation consultant: Providence Revolving Fund Interior designer: ASH NYC Cost:...
The contemporary style house at 51 Prospect St. sold in July for $2.1 million./Courtesy Residential Properties Ltd.

College Hill contemporary sold for $2.1M

PROVIDENCE – A home in College Hill that won a prestigious architectural award has sold for $2.1 million, the largest sale in the East...
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 CONVERSION OF a pair of former office buildings to luxury residential apartments is now completed at 225 Weybosset St. Above, a living room view in one of the apartments, which are now being leased. /COURTESY ASH NYC

Luxury residential apartments completed, leasing units at 225 Weybosset

PROVIDENCE – The conversion of a pair of former office buildings to luxury residential apartments is now completed at 225 Weybosset St., and the...
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