Care Team. Taking care of those who take care of us
“A culture of support is about creating understanding, which leads to empathy.” – Eric Army, Signal Works Founder Signal Works’ people-first philosophy extends beyond creating projects that function well for those who live, work and play in those structures. It’s about designing a culture that supports individuals facing hardship, applauds those who go above and […]
Meet Evan: Dedicated to honest conversation.
Evan Gamble studied sport and event management at Elon University and graduated in 2012. Since then, he’s built a career in property management, and now is bringing his expertise to Signal Works. Evan joined Signal Works in July 2022 as a Property Manager. He will be responsible for ensuring residential properties operate smoothly, are serviced […]
Meet Sam: Going beyond the expected.
Sam Hogg is a RISD graduate who comes to Signal Works after years of experience working on institutional projects, particularly schools. He joined the Signal Works team in July as an Architectural Project Manager and will be responsible for acting as a touchpoint for clients throughout the entire design process. In the background, he’ll coordinate […]
The Hybrid Office Solution: Bringing flexibility to the workplace.
Post-lockdown, when people could safely return to the office, Signal Works chose not to return to business as usual. Instead, it made a deliberate shift into an environment with a hybrid, flexible schedule. Eric Army, Signal Works founder says, “We decided that this would allow us to better support our people while remaining mission-aligned.” This […]
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 […]
The Superman Building: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an opportunity.
Since the owner of Providence’s iconic Superman Building reached a financing agreement with the state, it’s been the talk of the town. The owner’s plan is to turn the downtown landmark into an apartment building with a mix of retail and event space on the lower lobby level. As the architect of a number of […]
Meet Laureen: Champion of change and adaptation.
After 21 years as vice president of research management at Fidelity Investments, Laureen Ratti retired to travel and be with her new granddaughter. But lucky for Signal Works, she came out of retirement, and we’re the grateful beneficiaries of her results-oriented approach to financial management. Laureen has served millions of retail brokerage customers over the […]
Meet Kelsey: Designing with future generations in mind.
Kelsey has a master’s degree in architecture from RWU, with a background in commercial, institutional, civic, and hospitality architecture. She also is well-versed in historic restoration. While she loves being involved in all stages of design, she has the most recent experience with construction documents. Kelsey joined the Signal Works team as a junior designer […]
Meet Dan: A catalyst for results and a lover of metrics.
Dan joined us in 2020, and as director of administration, property management, and business development, he wears a lot of hats at Signal Works. From recruitment to IT to accounting, Dan makes sure each aspect of Signal Works is doing its job well. He also has a deep and abiding love of metrics and using […]
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 […]