For the past sixteen years, once a month galleries and museums in Providence, Rhode Island have open their doors free to the public to host Gallery Night. The event is a chance to meet some of the artists of Rhode Island and for artists to speak about their work. The Gallery Night season opens this Thursday March 15.Read More
Malcolm Grear Designers was commissioned by The Wheeler School to create a new identity that would reflect both this private institution‘s vitality and stability.Read More
Architectural Record has included the Nulman Lewis Student Center in its "Building Type Studies" section of the July 2009 issue.
The Wheeler School, a private co-ed K-12 grade school in Providence, Rhode Island, recently unveiled the newest addition to its campus, the Nulman Lewis Student Center. Designed by Boston-based Ann Beha Architects, the student center is now a central focal point of the campus as it has been designated the preferred drop-off and pick-up site for the students. Built on a quiet side street, the building's front provides ample room to spot arriving parents.
Responding to the desires of creating an efficient green building, the architects shaded the student center's interior and exterior be extending the curtain wall's aluminum "ribs." The operable windows are fitted with glass designed to cool the interior and yet provide maximum outside visibility. In addition, an insulating green roof provides further reduction in heating and cooling costs.
Occupying a site once devoted to the school's garbage dumpsters, the building now provides a link between the middle school and the once isolated offices. Set in Providence's historic East Side, a neighborhood filled with brownstones and ivy covered houses, the building's modern, modest design of concrete, exposed glass, and aluminum has received few opposition as the design provides a perfect complimentary link between the old and new architectural styles.
Be sure to read Martina Windels’ article titled "Wheeler’s Lovely New Building" in the Providence Journal.
See The Wheeler School's site for more information and videos about the new building.
Malcolm Grear Designers designed the signs for the building as well as The Wheeler School’s visual identity and branding program and campus sign system.
Be sure to read Martina Windels' article Wheeler's lovely new building in Sunday's Providence Journal (read article). "The Wheeler School is to be commended for being bold and showing us that well-designed and beautifully executed contemporary architecture can, not only peacefully co-exist with, but enhance existing buildings...," writes Martina, and we couldn't agree with her more.
Malcolm Grear Designers designed the signs for the building as well as The Wheeler School's visual identity and branding program and campus sign system.
See Wheeler's site for more information and videos about the new building.
Listen to Head of School Dan Miller and Wheeler grandparent/former trustee Dr. Joseph Chazan speak about the Public Art Initiative at The Wheeler School. The video includes views of the Wheeler School visual identity and sign system designed by Malcolm Grear Designers. The sign system includes plaques identifying each of the public art installations and recognizing the generous funding by Dr. Joseph Chazan. The featured artists are Howard Ben Tré, Jonathan Bonner, and Nichole Chesney.
You may view more of the Wheeler School sign system and other wayfinding projects here.