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This project is an adaptive reuse of a late 19th century textile mill, supporting the ongoing cultural and economic development in the area. It is our 3rd project with the ArtSpace developers in Connecticut. The abandoned 80,000 sq. ft. mill is converted into a 48-unit complex of living and studio space for artists to reside and work.

Essential to the ArtSpace community concept, is a spacious gallery of 4,000 sq. ft., typically at the main level, allowing resident artists to exhibit their work on a rotational basis. The goal of historic preservation was challenged by the building’s location, on the banks of the Willimantic River. In order for the river to remain integral to the aesthetics of the old mill, we designed a solution utilizing reinforced glass block windows and steel reinforced masonry to create a barrier to the water at the lower levels.

Another challenge was the crumbling wooden structure. Preservation of the granite exterior envelope populated by large windows, required careful demolition and replacement of the wooden structure with a new steel structure.

Client

ArtSpace Connecticut, LLC

Location

Willimantic, CT

Size

80,000 sq. ft.

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ArtSpace at Windham Mills

1 tskp artspace windham mills exterior water 1400 xxx q85
2 tskp artspace windham mills exterior tower 1400 xxx q85
3 tskp artspace windham mills exterior street 1400 xxx q85
4 tskp artspace windham mills exterior tower flowers 1400 xxx q85
5 tskp artspace windham mills interior gallery 1400 xxx q85
6 tskp artspace windham mills interior apartment 1400 xxx q85
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ArtSpace at Windham Mills

This project is an adaptive reuse of a late 19th century textile mill, supporting the ongoing cultural and economic development in the area. It is our 3rd project with the ArtSpace developers in Connecticut. The abandoned 80,000 sq. ft. mill is converted into a 48-unit complex of living and studio space for artists to reside and work.

Essential to the ArtSpace community concept, is a spacious gallery of 4,000 sq. ft., typically at the main level, allowing resident artists to exhibit their work on a rotational basis. The goal of historic preservation was challenged by the building’s location, on the banks of the Willimantic River. In order for the river to remain integral to the aesthetics of the old mill, we designed a solution utilizing reinforced glass block windows and steel reinforced masonry to create a barrier to the water at the lower levels.

Another challenge was the crumbling wooden structure. Preservation of the granite exterior envelope populated by large windows, required careful demolition and replacement of the wooden structure with a new steel structure.

Client

ArtSpace Connecticut, LLC

Location

Willimantic, CT

Size

80,000 sq. ft.