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Oberlin to Open in the Trayne Building

For those still heartbroken by Benjamin Sukle’s first-born birch closing during the pandemic, we have just the remedy for you: the chef/owner of Oberlin, Johnson and Wales grad and multiple James Beard Foundation “Best Chef Northeast” Award nominee is once again making major moves in the local culinary scene. Two, in fact.

Cornish Associates and Receives the 2023 Outstanding Smart Growth Project Award

In Spring of 2023, Cornish Associates was honored by Grown Smart RI with their 2023 Outstanding Smart Growth Project Award for our work on the redevelopment of the Trayne, Lapham and WIT projects. Our team was recognized amongst an outstanding group of leaders in Rhode Island and it was an incredible honor to be included. We were fortunate to be led by Union Studios Architects on these three projects.

Nordblom Company and Cornish Associates Purchase the Providence Journal Building

Nordblom Company and Cornish Associates are pleased to announce their joint purchase of the historic Providence Journal Building located at 75 Fountain Street in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. This purchase also includes two adjoining parking lots at 78 Fountain Street and 1 Eddy Street. The Seller was A.H. Belo, who had owned these three properties and the newspaper until its sale in late 2014. The CBRE team, lead by Senior Vice President/Partner Alden Anderson, oversaw the transaction.

Focus on the Long Term

When COVID-19 surfaced, the pandemic cut the ties that bound our communities together. Overnight, businesses were without customers, and many were left to create survival plans alone. In downtown, with our business tenants facing the unimaginable challenges presented by the pandemic, we knew our efforts would be critical to their survival.” Read more about what we learned here.

Cornish Associates and Nordblom Company Open the Nightingale Building

Providence, RI One of the first new construction apartment buildings in over a generation has opened in downtown. Nightingale has welcomed its first residents. The newly constructed $54 million, 143-unit apartment community is in the walkable downtown. In addition to five stories of apartments, Nightingale contains 11,500 s/f of ground-level retail space, residential amenities, the latest smart building technology, and original local artwork.

The Providence Portrait Project: Buff Chace’s Celebration of Community

In 2011, Buff Chace and the team at Cornish Associates began work on this project as a way to honor the individuals who had been working together in the downtown district since the early 1990’s. Buff enlisted the skills of photographer Jim Hooper to design and implement the project which consisted of portrait photography of 122 members of the downtown Providence community, an exhibit showcasing the portraits and a published book titled, The Providence Portrait Project. Read more about the project here.

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