Client: The City of Providence and Rhode Island LISC on behalf of the Southside Cultural Center
As Phase 1 of Providence’s Southside neighborhood plan, we built a 12,000 sf outdoor performance venue and urban lawn in Trinity Square. As an extension of the Southside Cultural Center, the outdoor venue and gathering space builds community capacity by showcasing cultural performance groups with greater visibility and celebrating common space. Operable doors around the entire perimeter facilitate flexible event and performance layouts. The green corridor concept for the site plan reclaims a part of Trinity Square as a gathering place and pedestrian-centric zone.
2016 AIAri Merit Award, Educational/Institutional Category
2016 AIAri People’s Choice Award
2017 dbXchange Awards, Honorable Mention
2018 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award
Design Leads: Aaron Forrest, Yasmin Vobis, Elettra Bordonaro (Light Follows Behaviour), Katy Foley PLA (RISD Landscape Architecture)
Design-Build Lead: Sina Almassi
Administrative Leads: Laura Briggs, Jonathan Knowles, Scheri Fultineer, Sara Sullivan, Sara Willett
Architect of Record: James Barnes, AIA
Structural Engineer of Record: Wilbur Yoder, AIA PE
Design-Build Advisors: Brett Schneider, Colgate Searle, Steven Metcalf, John Bacon (HB Welding), Kyle Lloyd (Shawmut Design & Construction)
RISD Student Design-Build Team: Yin Fu, Sarp Arditi, Daniel Stone, Qi An, Genevieve Marsh, Rahul Ghera, Feiyi Bie, Natasha Ruiz, Xichen Que, William Gant, Marco Aguirre, Cameron Kucera, Kevin Crouse, Zhurong Qian, Vuthy Lay, Adrian Medina, Grace Gelei Mai, Wenda Shen, Saba Yazdjerdi, Alexander Kim, Yifan Kong, Khue Truong, Peter Kim, Jingyan Zhang, Jing Li, Tianyu Xu, Amy Long, Song Du, Nandi Lu, Senbo Yang, Robert Sugar, Chloe Renee Jensen, Gian Villareul
Photos by Naho Kubota and team.