building for the future
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. Building for the future is...
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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 in the construction of the...
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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...
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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 its windows, and in this...
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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 Builders Inc. Learn more about...
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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 your eyes peeled for fun...
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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 behind-the-scenes look at the process....
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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 elements had to be carefully...
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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. Working closely with the many...
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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 be a dark and dank...
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