Press about the Studio
“Skydiving park? Indoor farm? RISD students reimagine the Superman Building”
Simone Solondz, RISD News and Events, May 28, 2020.
Madeleine List, Providence Journal, May 28, 2020.
“Saving Superman: Grad students in Interior Architecture propose new uses for a long-vacated former bank building in downtown Providence”
Industrial Trust Building Resources
Crouch, E. (2013). Walker & Gillette:
American architects: from classicism through modernism 1900s-1950s: including
the architectural works of Joseph Mordecai Hirschman. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing
(1938). Changing the skyline: an autobiography. New York, NY:
McGraw-Hill Book Company.
The Department would like to express its gratitude to the many individuals and organizations who shared their expertise and helped the studio develop a rich and well-rounded understanding of the building and its context.
David SweetserHigh Rock Development LLC
Brent Runyon, Executive Director
Rachel Robinson, Director of
Bonnie Nickerson, Director of PlanningCity of Providence
Department of Planning and Development
Chris Ise, Principal Planner
Cliff Wood, Executive DirectorProvidence
Kia Davis, Communications
Steve Durkee, Senior AssociateCornish Associates
Eric Busch, Managing PartnerPeregrine Group Real Estate Advisory
Seth IzziBuilding Enclosure
Rebecca Webber, General ManagerCIC Providence
Ashlie Norris, Senior Relationship
RISD INTAR MDes ‘15
RISD INTAR MA ’15, Technical
RISD Structural Consultant
Don Sansoucy PE
Stefano Corbo RISD INTAR Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director
Christine Chang RISD INTAR MDes ‘21
Dong-zoo Han RISD INTAR MDes ‘21