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 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 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 designer in […]
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 […]
Meet Bryan: An efficient project manager and architect focused on legacy.
Bryan joined us in 2021 as a project manager and architect. With an M.Arch from Boston Architectural College and as a registered architect in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Bryan brings a ton of experience to the design process. Before Signal Works, Bryn completed projects in fields ranging from education to hospitality to government. He loves […]
Meet Joanna: A passionate renovations whiz and design strategist.
With a Masters of Architecture from Roger Williams University, Joanna joined our team as a designer in 2021. She has since gotten her Architecture License. Before coming to Signal Works, she worked at an architecture firm focusing on renovations and was involved in every aspect of the design and construction process. At Signal Works she works […]