Our SouthLight Team broke ground on Thursday, June 23, after a year long collaboration with the City of Providence, Southside Cultural Center, Art Place America, visiting professor Elettra Bordonaro, assistant professor Aaron Forrest and RISD’s Architecture and Landscape Architecture Student designers. This is an extremely exciting moment for the community of Upper South Providence, as SouthLight will be a new resource dedicated for community use.
We are building the first outdoor performance space in Providence’s South Side neighborhood! As the most diverse neighborhood in Providence, cultural groups and local performances by residents for the community forms a huge part of neighborhood life. With our outdoor performance venue surrounded by urban lawn, community activities will have a place to expand and contribute to the street life, while contributing to greater neighborhood safety in the long term.
OPEN PERFORMANCE VENUE
+ 1,200 square foot outdoor performance venue
+ Lightweight steel frame and translucent polycarbonate facade
+ Every side of the pavilion can open entirely for flexible layouts
+ Equipped with seating, lighting, and black box theater elements, ready for performing arts and private events
+ Tree shaded lawn adjacent to the pavilion
+ The lawn will be framed by landscaping coordinated to all seasons.
+ We strive to use low maintenance local species.
+ The design will help mediate stormwater runoff and reduce heat island effect.
At the Southside Cultural Center’s parking lot:
393 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02907.
+ SouthLight promotes sustainable design throughout the community
+ The pavilion will have 100% LED lights, to decrease energy use
+ A planned solar installation will offset the entire energy use of the pavilion and reduce energy costs for the SCC.
+ Improve the Cultural Center’s signage and update night lighting to make the SSCC attractive and safe at night.
Advisors and Partners
Kyle Lloyd, Shawmut
RISD Student Design-Build Team
Spring 2017 Events
- February 23, 6:30 PM Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates & RISD Architecture
- March 2, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum
- February 27, 6:30 PM Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk*Kuo
- March 13, 6:30 PM Allan Wexler, Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID
- March 16, 6:30 PM Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker + Associates
- April 3, 6:30 PM Kunle Adeyemi, NLÉ, Yoder Lecture
- April 24, 6:30 PM Nader & Katie Faulkner, NADAAA, Shoemaker Lecture
- May 11, 6:30 PM Shumi Bose, Central Saint Martins & Architectural Association
- RT @HansyBetter: #Architect as Initiator,#Architect as Detective, #Architect as Advocate, Join me on 10/28 at MIT @RISDARCH https://t.co/eQ5mv9cIMU,
- .@hansybetter+BR+A+CE create "Tilt-Down Fence" a public art exhibit in Fields Corner https://t.co/poFcZkjevt via @bostonherald,
- RT @risd: .@RISDARCH is working to complete SouthLight, a summer design-build project @SCCRI1 https://t.co/leEtHJwqA8 https://t.co/z1VkusjsuZ,
- RT @spfortunato: Planting in progress at Southside Cultural Center! @ProvidenceACT @LISCRhodeIsland @RISDARCH @RILatinoStories & more https://t.co/nx2euXEmAt,
- B.Arch alumnus @hamedbukhamseen on the Kuwaiti Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale https://t.co/J6W6oiZjVs,
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