Reflections. Looking back on a year of exciting projects
As the year draws to a close, we’d like to highlight a few of the projects we were part of in 2022. It’s impossible to choose a favorite, but here are a few we were particularly excited about. Barrington The town of Barrington was undertaking a study to determine how they should approach a parcel […]
Giving Back: Spending the day on the Woony River.
On September 29, a group of volunteers from Signal Works gathered with members of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) at the Riverside Park Shelter on Providence’s Aleppo Street to stain and paint the park’s picnic tables and fence and help beautify the landscape. This volunteer day was part of Signal Works’ mission to create […]
Two for One Solution: Proposed zoning changes.
When one of our clients purchased an 1860s triple-decker rehab on the West End, we developed an elegant way to create additional, affordable units in the building without increasing the building’s footprint or volume. You can read a previous blog post about it here. The solution we created, however, was not allowed by Providence’s zoning […]
Building Community: Writing the next chapter of the architecture profession.
We like to think that Signal Works attracts people who share our people-first philosophy, and that’s certainly the case for Project Manager and Architect Bryan Buckley. Bryan serves as the director at large for the local American Institute of Architects (AIAri) chapter and recently volunteered to be Rhode Island’s representative for the Young Architect’s Forum […]
Two for One Solution: keeping up with housing demands without inflating housing costs.
People come from all over the world to attend one of Rhode Island’s top-notch colleges and universities. But when those students graduate, they often leave the state, taking the precious knowledge they gained with them. There are myriad reasons for this brain drain, not the least of which is the state’s lack of affordable housing […]
The Outdoor Challenge: creating outdoor spaces people love and use.
We have a tradition at Signal Works. Whenever someone joins our team, we ask them what their favorite place is. Almost invariably, it’s an outdoor space. Whether it’s a park, a plaza, or the expansive outdoors, we find we connect best with ourselves and others outside. While we’ve always been sensitive to incorporating outdoor space […]
How your building project can help your people thrive.
Of course, as architects we think in terms of square footage, zoning, sprinkler systems, and building materials. But none of those words mean a thing unless they’re being used by somebody. Buildings can be great on their own, but without people living in them, moving through them, caring for them, and growing in them, a […]