333 Atwells Avenue

November 10th, 2009

333 Atwells is a mixed-use residential and commercial building in the heart of the Federal Hill neighborhood. The scale and massing are sympathetic to the character of the neighborhood, and the modern detailing is enlivened with parapets, window bays, siding flares, and richly detailed brickwork. The project rejuvenates this important urban site with a more balanced mix of commercial and residential uses.

Prior to the project being completed, LLB Architects worked with the developer to conceive a taller and denser development on the same site. This design included 110 total condominium units, with 40,000 SF of retail space and a three-story underground parking garage containing 276 parking spaces. Through a process of extensive neighborhood and planning meetings, LLB employed the insertion of 3D renderings into existing photographs to explore the project size relevant to the context. The final mix of 16,800 sf commercial space, 24 condo units, and 86 parking spaces provided both financial and neighborhood success.

LaSalle Bakery

November 6th, 2009

Lerner | Ladds + Bartels worked with this Smith Hill institution to expand the bakery, provide an accessible entrance, expand freezer space, redesign the interior, and create new exterior signage.
Lighting, display area and counter casework details,
and interior finishes were carefully redesigned to
improve retail functionality and visual appeal.  

Rhode Island Eye Institute Optical Shop

November 5th, 2009

As part of a complete renovation and addition project, this optical shop had to be as stylish and visually appealing as its merchandise. By continuing the curvilinear design introduced in the waiting room, Lerner | Ladds created an ideal setting for patients to browse for frames and accessories.  

269 Thayer Street

November 3rd, 2009

Contrasting bold forms and modern details with traditional materials, LLB Architects transformed an underused corner property into a centerpiece of the bustling Thayer Street district. Massing and materials respect the context of the neighborhood but ensure that the building is noticed. The building is designed with open floor plans and exterior armature to accept a variety of uses on the ground floor. A restaurant anchors the ground floor, while two-story townhouse apartments are a welcome reintroduction of residential use to Thayer Street.  LLB worked closely with the contractor and owner through the fast-track construction to meet tight site conditions, schedule, and budget.