Washington Park Main Street Plan (Spring 2012)
Partner: Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Project Description: Graduate-level historic preservation course providing technical assistance to the RI Main Street Program, focusing on a section of Broad Street (Providence) in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Maggie's Centre-Providence Design Studio (Spring 2012)
Partner: Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
Project Description: Architecture studio class using precedents from Maggie's Centers in UK/Europe to design site solutions for Providence area cancer resource center.
Building #1, Bristol Industrial Park (Fall 2011)
Partner: Mosaico Community Development Corporation
Project Description: A team of architecture and historic preservation graduate students performed an assessment and rehabilitation plan for this historic Callendering Building. The design for the facility includes rehabilitation methods for conversion to a restaurant, architectural drawings, specifications and an application for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
22 Whitmarsh Street, Providence (Fall 2011)
Partner: Providence Revolving Fund
Project Description: A team of architecture and historic preservation graduate students performed an assessment and rehabilitation plan for this historic two-family home in the North Elmwood historic district. The project included recommendations for rehabilitation methods, architectural drawings, specifications and an application for federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
AIAS Design Charrette (Fall 2011)
Partner: Town of Warren, RI
Project Description: 250 architecture students from around the northeastern United States gathered to hold an all-day student design charrette focused on solving some of downtown Warren’s issues around parking and pedestrian pathways.
MET School/14th RI Preservation/history Training (Fall 2011)
Partner: Living History, Inc.
Project Description: Historic preservation students and faculty assisted local high school students by teaching at the MET School on the topics of history, preservation, rehabilitation and architecture.
Le Moulin in Woonsocket (Fall 2011)
Partners: City of Woonsocket, RI and Bryant University
Project Description: Graduate architecture studio class documented the existing historic mill complex, proposing expansion of successful arts-related uses in a mill complex along Blackstone River.
Historic Preservation Plan for the Town of Warren, Rhode Island (2011)
Partner: Town of Warren, RI
Project Description: Visiting Assistant Professor Arnold Robinson led eight Graduate Historic Preservation students in collaboration with 17 town officials in preparing a complete plan for the Town’s historic and architectural resources.
The work will be used in the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan and includes preservation, environmental and economic facets. There is currently no external funding supporting this RWU effort.
East Bay Energy Consortium (2005-2011)
Partners: Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Project Description: Project Manager Peter Wilbur worked with nine Rhode Island cities and towns to create a consortium to explore regional wind energy generation, collaborating with RWU undergraduate and graduate students including those in the School of Law.
Wind Power Rhode Island Project (2002-2010)
Partner: The project was funded by the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund (RIREF)
Project Description: Professor Eleftherios Pavlides (Principal Investigator) worked in conjunction with 150+ architecture students over five years to determine feasibility/best location for wind energy facilities. The initiative has successfully contributed to establishing the wind turbine at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth and creating Wind Energy Alliance groups across all of Rhode Island’s communities.
Transit-Oriented Development Studies for Massachusetts and Rhode Island (2005-2010)
Partners: Office of the Governor of Massachusetts, SRPEDD (Southeastern Regional Economic Development District), the Towns of Raynham, New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River, Exeter, RI
Project Description: Professor Edgar Adams led a series of advanced design studios that explored land use, urban design, transit facility planning and architectural design in districts focused on rail line stations.
Bristol Waterfront Redevelopment Studies (2003-2005)
Partner: Town of Bristol
Professor Ulker Copur led a series of design studios that explored uses and designs for buildings, properties and areas along the historic waterfront in Downtown Bristol.
Cardines Field Reconstruction, Newport, RI (2002-2004)
Partner: City of Newport, McBean Foundation
Project Description: Professor Jeffrey Staats and his students provided design/build services provided for repairs and additions to an historic baseball park.
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Projects (2003-2004)
Partner: National Park Service
This project prepared Historic Structures Reports for significant houses and other buildings in the region.
Robert Treat Paine House Project, Waltham, MA (2004)
Partner: Robert Treat Paine House, Getty Conservation Trust
Professor Philip Marshall and his students provided investigation and restoration planning services for this 1886 H.H. Richardson structure.