Bowerman Associates Announces Construction Underway for
Addition to Grace Episcopal Church
September 20, 2016
Bowerman Associates announced construction is underway on the Grace Episcopal Church located on Westminster Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.
Westminster has seen a renaissance of development in recent years. As a century and a half old anchor of the street, Grace Episcopal Church will expand into a new modern glass-filled gathering hall. This stunning new building will be adorned with an outdoor cloister garden and peaceful meditation area to compliment the spacious event gathering hall.
Grace 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.
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.
Bowerman Associates is the Construction Manager (Providence, RI), Centerbrook Architects and Planners is the project architect (Centerbrook, CT.) Pare Corporation (Lincoln, Rhode Island), e2 Engineers (New London, Connecticut) and Wilkinson Associates (Warwick, Rhode Island) lead the engineering efforts.
Bowerman Associates, Inc. operates with a simple philosophy of quality workmanship, high standards and a firm commitment to ensure customer satisfaction on all current and future business relationships. As construction managers, the Bowerman team understands that fundamental to the success of any project is the concept of teamwork. Their methodology incorporates all members of the project team working closely with architects, engineers, owners, and local building officials to create a building solution that all team members can be proud of for years to come.