1. Building for the Future | Floored by the Cement Pour!


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    Today the cement for the main hall of the WaterFire Arts Center was poured! It took all day and dozens of laborers, but the floor is complete! Truck after truck after truck brought loads of cement…

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    • Building for the Future Episode 26 | Electrical


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      We are happy to have had the opportunity to speak to Scott Collard, owner and operator of Collard Enterprises. We spoke with him during a tour of the building. He explained the systems he and his…

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


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        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…

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        • Building for the Future Episode 22 | Three Dimensional Modeling


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          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…

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


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            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…

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            • Building for the Future Episode 20 | Progress Over Winter Break


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              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…

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              • Building for the Future Episode 19 | Financial Development and Implementation


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                Barbara Sokoloff and Associates has worked closely with WaterFire Providence to bring about a complicated and successful funding package that will allow us to finance the WaterFire Arts Center. Their…

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                • WaterFire Providence | Season Highlights 2016


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                  By adding your light to the art, WaterFire's 2016 season impacted millions with a wide range of programming, bringing art and creative inspiration to our city and the state. Thank you so much…

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                  • Building for the Future Episode 18 | Brian Kelleher


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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…

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                    • Building for the Future Episode 16 | Skybridge Concrete Pour


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                      One of the The WaterFire Art Center's defining characteristics is the elevated skybridge spanning the width of the building. It has just received its new concrete floor, and in a few days we…

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