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Promenade at the Foundry

The Foundry | Providence, RI

The Promenade at the Foundry is one of the largest historic preservation projects in the state of Rhode Island. The former industrial site was once occupied by Browne and Sharpe Manufacturing; the oldest buildings date to 1872. Bruner/Cott, as design architect in association with Robinson Green Beretta, transformed the mill complex into 220 luxury rental apartments.

Apartments are individually designed, sculpting unique living spaces and exploiting the building in both plan and section. Unit interiors take full advantage of existing elements: exposed brick walls, original maple factory floors, and local artifacts from the industrial past are all incorporated. Amenities include 13-foot ceilings and arched windows, a floor-through entry, central courtyard, fitness and business centers, and a swimming pool with a retractable glass roof. The building is connected to a 400-car garage, developed as part of the project.


2005     Providence Preservation Society | Neighborhood Revitalization / Adaptive Reuse Award



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220,000 sf

COST (2005)

$46.8 million