Architecture Firm: ZDS Inc.
Year: 2018 Design Awards
Category: Commercial Architecture: Multifamily Residential
Location: Providence, RI
Type: Honor Award
“This exciting mixed use development and adaptive reuse looks poised to stimulate the revitalizing of its neighborhood by providing an asset instead of a large vacant facility. This project took a mundane and frankly ‘pedestrian unfriendly’ old Factory Mutual building—and while maintaining its basic form, historic features, and materials—the design extends and expands both up to a diverse set of intriguing rooftop spaces and out to a raised terrace toward Waterman Street—providing a complex ecology of programmatic uses and retail space that complement the flanking street, the corner, the pedestrian, the rooftop residential units, and the dynamic glazed and open rooftop restaurant with great vistas and outdoor spaces.”
Jurors’ Comments (AIA Akron, OH)