Vision 3 Architects and Pare Corporation designed a 175,000 s.f. Central Operations Facility for Providence Water at 125 Dupont Drive in Providence, RI. The project was a consolidation of multiple existing facilities throughout the State into one new central location.
Vision 3 engaged Providence Water in a detailed programming process to determine space needs and assisted with their new site selection process. The project was a redevelopment of an existing 16-acre site and 185,000 s.f. building formerly used as offices for a large banking institution. The new uses include administrative offices, 45,000 s.f. indoor parking garage, automotive service/maintenance facility, and warehouse. Both the site and building sustained major renovations, including new site entrance and guardshack, new roadways, storm drainage improvements, building facade upgrade, and addition of numerous new windows and skylights. Energy initiatives include a major solar panel array, and all new LED lighting.