A lot of progress has been made in the WaterFire Arts Center since we left for Christmas Break. While the WF staff was enjoying its time off over the holidays the construction team was hard at work continuing to build up the WaterFire Arts Center! Come take a tour of… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 20 | Progress over Break
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Barbara Sokoloff and Associates has worked closely with WaterFire Providence to bring abut a complicated and successful funding package that will allow us to finance the WaterFire Arts Center. Their work with us has been so successful that the WaterFire Arts Center was even featured on the cover of Tax… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 19 | Financial Development and Implementation
Brian Kelleher and the Aspen Group have been the project managers and developers for the WaterFire Arts Center, and are responsible for helping us to shepherd the project to completion. You can hear some of Brian’s thoughts on the project and some of the challenge that the team has faced… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 18 | Brian Kelleher
It is a little late for breaking news, but we here at WaterFire Providence celebrated the groundbreaking for our new building at the beginning of the month with our official groundbreaking ceremony!
Many great public supporters of WaterFire were there to speak about what the Art Center means for WaterFire and the future of us and the neighborhood. You can catch a few highlights in this video!
Take a walking tour through the WaterFire Arts Center! Click and drag on the video in order to change the angle of view! The tour begins on the aerial bridge connecting the North and South second floors, before exploring the office spaces, a between floor mezzanine, and the work spaces… Read More »360˚ Tour of the WaterFire Arts Center
One of The WaterFire Arts Center’s defining characteristics is the elevated sky bridge spanning the width of the building. It has just received its new concrete floor, and in a few days, we will be using it to access our space! The west facing wall has received nearly all of… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 16 | Sky Bridge Concrete Pour and Window Install
Both the interior and the exterior of the WaterFire Arts Center are coming together quickly! The north face of the building has received its new windows and on the interior, the wall studs for the new rooms and cubicles are being installed. Building for the Future is supported by TRAC… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 15 | Wall Studs and Window Install
The second floor of the WaterFire Arts Center was poured a few days ago. The material sets quickly so the work is done in as little time as possible. With the new floor in place, workers are able to begin work constructing the walls that will shape the space into… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 14 | Second Floor Cement Pour
Check out this spectacular aerial footage of the WaterFire Arts Center! The scale of the building becomes clear when you take a lap of the building from roof height. Be on the lookout for Providence landmarks the Rhode Island State House and Biltmore Hotel for a sense of location. And keep… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 13 | Bird’s Eye View
We are very excited to be presenting an episode that was shot at Diamond Windows and Doors MFG., the firm responsible for creating the windows that we will be installing in the WaterFire Arts Center. Bob Sampson was kind enough to guide us through the factory and give us a… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 12 | Window Manufacture