Providence, RI – Vision 3 Architects was recently recognized in RI Monthly’s Annual Design Competition, earning the Bronze level award in the category of Interior Design, Commercial/Corporate for the renovation of a circa-1925 gymnasium facility, repurposed exclusively for a new state-of-the-art space for the Fine Arts for Saint Raphael Academy.
The new Joseph & Blanche Coutu Theater is located in one of the seven historic campus buildings and is a part of the Quality Hill neighborhood in Pawtucket.
The design boasts an intimate setting of a stadium-style 300-seat performance space, 1,600sf art gallery, ticket room, restrooms, and improved storage and set-design space. Leading from the lobby into the theater, the hallway walls feature alumni artwork and a gallery.
The award-winning team also included E. Turgeon Construction, C.A. Pretzer Associates Inc., Creative Environment Corp., and Acentech.