One of the unique elements of a historic space is the character taken on by its surfaces from years of habitation and use. The WaterFire arts center is no different, wearing its history on its walls through the many layers of paint and different materials visible. A careful power washing… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 7 | Powerwashing and Cleaning
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WaterFire Providence was honored to have Clark Schoettle, Executive Director of the Providence Revolving Fund, receive a tour of the WaterFire Arts Center as it is under construction. Clark has been kind enough to speak to the unique history of the building as a part of the US Rubber Corporation,… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 6 | Historic Preservation
The WaterFire Arts Center has just had its first window installed and approved! One of the largest elements of the transformation of The WaterFire Arts Center is the replacement of its outdated windows with contemporary ones that are free from asbestos, have much greater insulation properties, and are also historically appropriate… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 5 | A Window into the Future!
Have you ever wondered where those exposed steel beams come from? Follow along with the whole process of the build from paper plans to steel parts to installing structural elements! And it turns out that the fabricators who made them up for the WaterFire Arts Center are just down the street… Read More »Building for the Future Episode 4 | Steel Fabrication and Installation
The noise and action taking place at the WaterFire Art Center during selective demolition were intense. Hulking machines filled the cavernous space and shifted great piles of soil and cement, while men on lifts with acetylene torches brought down pipes a child could crawl through from thirty feet in the air. All in all, it was a very exciting time to be working inside of the space!
WaterFire shares the vision of the WaterFire Arts Center through banners!
Laura Duclos, the graphic designer at WaterFire Providence, has put together some amazing banners that showcase the future of the WaterFire arts center. They were printed by local business Hall of GraFX, headed by Gary Wallace, who graciously allowed us to film inside his studio.Read More »Building for the Future: Episode 2 | Construction Banner Installation
WaterFire Providence announces the first episode of Building for the Future: The Story of the WaterFire Arts Center web series! With the generous support of TRAC Builders Inc., it premieres April 18th, 2016. We encourage you to tune in and experience this revolutionary time with us!
Building Our Future is a web series that will share the development of The WaterFire Arts Center every other Monday. We will be investigating the construction process and interviewing the architects, contractors and WaterFire staff and volunteers who are making the project possible.Read More »Building for the Future: Episode 1