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02
Mar

Building for the Future | 360-Degree Tour!

Experience the WaterFire Arts Center the same way that we do! Volunteer Photographer Tom Lincoln shot these 360-degree videos of our new arts center at the end of February. So much has changed since our last 360-degree tour! 360-Degrees of...
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01
Mar

Before and After, September to February

It is amazing how much has changed in the months spanning from September to February! When volunteer photographer Elaine Fredrick made the first images in this collection, the windows were not fully installed! A lot has happened since then. Sheetrock...
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27
Feb

Big Ass Fans Are Installed!

Following up on our earlier post, the Big Ass Fans have been installed! Big shout out to Madeline who made this great video about the final phases. The Big Ass Fans are huge. But it really takes a person standing...
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23
Feb

Office Workspaces are Coming Together!

The office workspaces at the art center are coming together! Finishing touches like the hanging task lighting and desk work surfaces are hung, with just a few units of shelving still remaining. I can’t wait to show you what the office...
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13
Feb

Building for the Future Episode 23 | Interior Design and Color Design

Interior Design Goals The interior of the WaterFire Arts Center is striking and bold! The colors and designs are chosen to align with the famous artist Piet Mondrian’s landmark quadrilateral paintings. The inspiration of his palette is carried throughout the buildings...
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07
Feb

Big Ass Fans! (And kitchen cabinets too!)

A pallet of Big Ass Fans for the ceiling arrived today! No, really, that is the brand name! Big Ass Fans have made a name for themselves as designers and suppliers of giant industrial ceiling fans, and of contemporary looking...
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03
Feb

Desks at the WaterFire Arts Center!

Exciting News! The WaterFire Arts Center receives its first furnishings! The first floor is still in mid phases of construction but the second floor is ready to receive its desks! Here, video intern Madeline Cirullo Vanna Whites our latest counter...
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01
Feb

Building for the Future Episode 22 | Three Dimensional Modeling

Providence local DBVW Architects used three-dimensional computer models to help them design the WaterFire Arts Center. By relying on laser scans of the preexisting building to generate a super accurate and detailed model, interventions and modifications were laid out in...
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24
Jan

New Staircase!

The final touches! One of the WFAC’s signature elements, the large staircase to the second floor, was being installed today. After it receives its final coat of bright red paint, the staircase will be tying in the different Mondrian inspired...
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