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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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23
Jan

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...
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17
Jan

Building for the Future Episode 20 | Progress over Break

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...
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12
Jan

Facades inside and out!

  As the WaterFire Arts Center comes closer and closer to completion, it is beginning to take on its final looks. From the outside, the doors and awnings are installed, giving a definite visual impression that the building is no...
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