The Sharpe Building at the Foundry consists of the conversion of a 157,500 sf, six-story historic industrial building into market-rate apartments in downtown Providence. The building features steel-and-brick arch construction with wood-plank floors and large wood windows. A 135-foot-tall square chimney rises 65 feet above the roof – one of the highest points in the capital city.
There are 196-units consisting of studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. Included in the scope were all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection services as well as new elevators and stair towers. Amenities include a fitness center, theater and roof deck.
The project is part of the 26 acre live-work complex that contains 13 historic buildings, all restored to their original exposed brick splendor when first built during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Photography © Robert Benson Photography
2017 Providence Preservation Society award winner