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CANCELLED: A Tour of the New Tiverton Library

2 May

13_0129 Final with LogoRendering: Tim Nelson

Join the AIAri Emerging Professionals Committee on Saturday, May 09, 2015, for a tour of the new Tiverton Public Library. The new 24,000 sf library includes a community meeting room, a children’s library, a teen room, a local history room and a sunset reading terrace. With close proximity to town recreational fields, a new mixed-use artist’s cooperative and the middle school and high school, the library will be the primary meeting place for this rural community of 17,000 people. The building is participating in National Grid’s Advanced Buildings Program and is designed to perform 45% better than the 2009 Rhode Island state energy code.

New Tiverton Public Library Tour
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:30a – 11:30a
34 Roosevelt Avenue, Tiverton, RI 02878
(Located at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Bulgarmarsh Road)
Tour Details:
1 Learning Unit will be offered.
Parking is located at the south side of the library.
Tour attendees are requested to meet at the skate park, located at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and the library driveway.
The tour is free to attend.
To register or for questions, please send an email with your name to

Construction Tour: RISD ISB

11 Sep

Tour Flier -RISD ISB
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Wed, September 11, 5pm – 6pm

55 Canal Street
Providence RI (map)

Tour led by Katie vanHamel of Ed Wojcik, Architect. The Rhode Island School of Design Illustration Studies Building (ISB) is a 38,000 SF mercantile building on the Providence riverfront. The 6000 SF addition extends to the east into the parking lot, and will serve as the main circulation for the building.
This is an active construction site, please remember to bring your hardhat and to wear appropriate shoes!
$5 AIA members & students
$10 Non-members
Register HERE
1.0 CEU (non-HSW)
1 Hour IDP for CA

Construction Tour Follow-up

29 Aug

Yesterday was the EPC tour of the Providence G with Eric Army, AIA of Studio Meja. Eric took us around and through the whole project to highlight some of the more interesting details the project team had to work through including the hand crafted replacement windows and the granite from a 90 year old quarry to infill missing parts of the Providence Gas Company floor. Here are a few pictures to recap!

Don’t forget to join us for the next EPC Construction Tour of the RISD ISB on Sept.11. Click HERE for more info.

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Construction Tour: The Providence G

26 Aug

Tour Banner -ProvidenceGCLICK HERE for poster

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

100 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Tour led by Eric Army, AIA of Studio Meja. This former Gas Company headquarters from 1924 is seeing new life as luxury apartments. The complex will house additional retail, office and restaurant spaces. The spaces are designed for maximum efficiency, with cove-lighting featured in most great rooms. Interesting finishes include walnut cabinets, granite countertops and bamboo flooring. Two units delicately preserve the Gas Company’s former President’s Office and Board room.

Please remember to bring your hardhat and to wear appropriate shoes!

$5 AIA members & students
$10 Non-members

Register HERE

1.0 CEU (non-HSW)
1 Hour IDP for CA


Construction Tour Follow-up

29 Jul Exterior-AFTER

In April the EPC toured the Johnson & Wales Centennial House construction site about half way to completion. The project, by Ed Wojcik Architect, is now complete! Below, check out before and after shots comparing the state of the project when we toured, to the finished product.


View of tour attendees from the back stairwell.


Finished back stairwell, access to the patio


Project Architect and General Contractor standing in the soon-to-be commercial kitchen


Finished commercial grade kitchen for student community meals


The project was a “semi-gut” renovation as explained by the Contractor. Some walls were kept, others were completely re-arranged. Dining room under construction


The communal dining room can be arranged into small table groups, or one large banquet-style set up.


EPC members listening to details of the construction process.


Here, the final media lounge space with flexible seating options.


Upstairs there are single and double dorm rooms for the students to be part of this communal living house.


Bright yellow compliments the JWU blue doors for the dormitory color scheme.


The exterior of the Centennial House was repaired, and the landscaping was revitalized to bring life back to the street-scape near the Harbor Side Campus.