PEERLESS LOFTS – Mixed Use Redevelopment

Providence, RI


230,000 sf


Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels

The adaptive reuse of this historic building, in the heart of the Providence Arts District, provides greatly needed housing in the downtown area. Built at the turn of the century as a department store, the structure had very little updating over the years. The 230,000 sf, seven-story building had complete interior renovations including all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection services, new elevators and stair towers. A seven story atrium was cut through the center of the building, and the basement level was structurally reinforced to accommodate a new 73-car parking garage. The first floor provides the building with retail space, and floors two through seven house 97 loft and one-bedroom apartments. The building’s exterior brick and stone facade and a portion of the wood windows were completely restored.

2005 Providence Preservation Society Award for Adaptive Reuse

2005 AGC Build RI Honor Award for Renovation/Restoration