Each year, the American Institute of Architects judges projects nationwide for receipt of their prestigious AIA Design Award. The renovation of the landmark property at 76 Dorrance Street into stylish, efficient micro-loft, studio, and one-bedroom apartments impressed the panel of judges, who selected the Case-Mead Lofts to receive one of just thirteen awards for projects across the state of Rhode Island.
Design Awards are presented to projects that showcase outstanding architecture and which create or enhance our built world.
“This project is a great example of restoring a fine yet typical downtown structure, renovating and adaptively reusing it into a diverse and urbane program of retail and housing,” said the AIA panel of judges. “This project injects new life to a downtown Providence street. The façade restoration is well done, with great respect to its original design and to clearing away visual clutter. Even the integration of signage as required in today’s marketplace has been handled with simplicity and delight. It is evident that there was close coordination with the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission. This project helps to promote community and density in a civic setting, even for people who might never set foot inside.”
The Paolino Properties team would like to thank ZDS Architectures & Interiors and their partners in the project for their hard work and dedication in bringing this special project to life.