November 8, 2019

We have a lot of parking! In some cities, 11 off-street spaces for every household. Even the downtowns of compact, mid-size New England cities like Providence use 15% to 20% of this prime real estate as surface lots.

October 3, 2019

The dank Grotto beneath Cogswell Tower, the silent generators of the hydroelectric station on the Blackstone River, the cavernous, empty auditorium of the Elks' Hall: these spaces, once secret, are now places that we know.

August 1, 2019

Our old office's perch above Westminster Street's urban bustle could always pique the mind. But the soul prefers our current situation on the edge of a 20-foot cubic void with high windows framing a view of the open sky.

June 30, 2019

In 2019, the pricey bits of cities need fewer architectural ateliers and more luxury flats. When an investor took our building off the market earlier this year, it meant the end of some of Downcity's last bohemian workspaces. Bad for us, good for Providence.

February 1, 2019

Over several days in November, we installed the piece. Tape is a great medium: highly portable, easy to handle, versatile, visually powerful and fast. It requires no tools beyond an olfa knife. And sticking up the tape induces a kind of zen state.

November 3, 2018

Urban areas that combine wide streets with flat topography, longish distances and a mild climate are perfect fits, in theory, for scooters. The challenge in New England is compact, hilly geographies and increasingly unpredictable winters.

September 17, 2018

Earlier this year, our project "SLICE: The Inhabited Facade" received the Richard L. Blinder Award from the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, a biennial award for projects that advance the practice of historic preservation. SLICE is an architectural...

September 11, 2018

PARK(ing) Day: 10 days to go

July 25, 2018

If we are guided entirely by process, expression is limited to the point where something like jazz is impossible. But without process, there would be no jazz -- a riff has be on something, it can’t exist in vacuum.

May 25, 2018

A real city is an anchor in time and space. Physical infrastructure -- roads, rails, pipes, and wires -- is the city's connected permanence in material form.

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