Bowerman Associates CM
Providence, RI – Bowerman Associates has started construction on the Grace Episcopal Church located on Westminster Street in downtown Providence.
Westminster has seen a renaissance of development in recent years. As a century-and-a-half-old anchor of the street, Grace Church will expand into a new, modern glass-filled gathering hall. This new building will be adorned with outdoor cloister gardens and peaceful meditation areas to complement the spacious event-gathering hall.
The church was originally designed in 1844 by Richard Upjohn, the foremost architect of the time, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Grace was the first asymmetrical Gothic Revival church in America. In 1912, another renowned architect, Ralph Adams Cram, designed the chancel, making it the only Upjohn-Cram church in the world.
Bowerman Associates is the construction manager; Centerbrook Architects and Planners of Centerbrook is the project architect; e2 Engineers of New London, Pare Corporation of Lincoln, R.I., and Wilkinson Associates of Warwick, R.I., lead the engineering efforts.
Led by Rev. Canon Jonathan Huyck, rector, Grace Church has been revitalized in recent years much like the “Downcity” area in which it is located. The church has a growing and diverse congregation that reflects the vitality of Providence, widely regarded as one of the best small cities in America. The congregation comes from up to an hour a way to be a part of this active community.