WaterFire Arts Center opening completes $13.7M renovation

DBVW Architects transformed a defunct U.S. Rubber Corp. storage facility into an artistic hub for local creatives and the new headquarters for WaterFire’s nonprofit operations.  / COURTESY DBVW Architects/Heidi Gumula
DBVW Architects transformed a defunct U.S. Rubber Corp. storage facility into an artistic hub for local creatives and the new headquarters for WaterFire’s nonprofit operations. / COURTESY DBVW Architects/Heidi Gumula
Building owner and tenant: WaterFire Providence Architect: DBVW Architects General contractor: TRAC Builders Civil engineer: Fuss & O’Neill Structural engineer: Odeh Historic consultant: Providence Revolving Fund Project manager: The Aspen Group Total project cost: $13.7 million Before: The building’s original windows, maintained during the redesign, filled the space with light during…

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