Providence College

Smith Center for the Arts

Project Overview

Committed to the belief that visual and performing arts are an essential part of every liberal arts education, Providence College commissioned the design and construction of this magnficent facility to house the Departments of Music, Theatre, Dance and Film. Arden Engineering is proud to have managed the design and installation of re protection systems on this landmark project.

Project Specifications

Construction Manager: E. Turgeon Construction Corp.

Facility Type: Higher Education

Facility Size: 60,000 SF

Schedule: Completed July 2001

Project Location: Providence, RI

Services Provided

Design / Build

Fire Protection

Facilities Services

Highlights / Achievements

Managed all phases of design, construction and maintenance of fire protection systems to support the building’s diverse features:

  • 283-seat Studio Theatre
  • 272-seat Concert and Lecture Hall
  • 110-seat Blackfriars Theatre
  • Hunt-Cavanagh and Reilly Art Galleries

Fast-Track Schedule

Minimal disruption to on-going operations and surrounding busy site

2006 AGC Award Winner

Value Delivered

To maintain the building’s stately architectural design, Arden carefully designed and installed re protection systems to ensure they were undetectable in every way. The team’s quality craftsmanship and cost-effective solutions ensured that design goals were achieved.