building for the future

Building for the Future Episode 21 | Post Break Progress on the First Floor

Take a tour with us around the first floor of the new WaterFire Arts Center! This floor will be home to our production department as well as the great hall, and the smaller multi-function room. Our dramatic entryway and welcome area, replete with a small shop, round out the tour.… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 21 | Post Break Progress on the First Floor

Building for the Future Episode 17 | Full Groundbreaking Ceremony!

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!

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Building for the Future Episode 16 | Sky Bridge Concrete Pour and Window Install

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

Building for the Future Episode 15 | Wall Studs 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

Building for the Future Episode 11 | Installing a Second Floor

Donald Hawes from RI Welding was kind enough to speak to us about the installation process used to create the second floor in The WaterFire Arts Center. Donald installed hanging columns from the existing beams and used existing columns as well to create a platform for the new floor. All of these… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 11 | Installing a Second Floor

Building for the Future Episode 9 | Project Management

No project like The WaterFire Arts Center, with its thousands of parts, tens of thousands of decisions, and dozens of contractors and workers, could come together without exceptional management. TRAC Builder’s Nelson Ferreira, who is overseeing the project with superintendent Todd Brodeur, apply their many years of experience to the task.… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 9 | Project Management

Phase II Underway!

It has been an exciting few weeks at the WaterFire Arts Center! The elevator shaft has been completed, the aerial bridge connecting the second-floor mezzanines is under construction at RI welding, and the window sills are nearly all in place and ready to receive their new glazing. What used to… Read More »Phase II Underway!