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    On The Boards…
    distill is currently working on a multi-unit Apartment project. The goal is to combine good design, solid and simple building science principles, and sustainable site strategies to bring on line an elegant solution for an urban under-utilized space. Stay tuned for further updates as the project moves along.

    distill studio was in the Belgium Magazine Le VIF Weekend for the ‘Box Office’ project

    distill studio was recently featured in an article for Design New England for their work on the ‘Box Office’ project. Click here, to go to the article.

    One of distill studio’s most recent projects made the April Cover of Rhode Island Home & Design. The article focuses on the cost effective way distill studio approach this deep energy retrofit. Through the combination of smart design and building science, the results can be extremely positive. Click here to go to the article.

    distill studio was featured in Rhode Island Home & Design Magazine’s ‘Green Issue.’ click here for a link to the aricle

    The ‘Box Office’ is complete and the first tenants moved in during the month of September. Designing an innovative building is fun. However, designing an innovative building is even more fun when it works and succeeds in the eyes of the client. Here, the intention was to provide a first-of-its kind, highly-efficient, Class-A office space at a price people would find attractive. It has filled consistently over the first few months and is currently 75% leased up. In terms of energy, we are tracking the overall usage and will share the data when we present at NESEA’s BE coming up in March (

    Please see the photo-thread below which depicts the Box Office in its finished stage.

    photo above by Nat Rea

    photo above by Nat Rea

    photo above by Nat Rea

    photo above by Nat Rea

    photo above by Glenn Turner

    AIA Tours the Box Office:

    The Box Office, Providence, RI

    Rhode Island School of Design
    The Providence Journal

    Designer: distill studio – Joe Haskett, Principal
    Owner: Peter Gill Case, Truth Box Inc, Principal
    Builder: Stack Design build – Josh Brandt, Principal
    Structural: Structures Workshop – Erik Neslon, Principal; Dan Shinler, Principal
    MEP: Creative Environment Corp – Jason Sousa, Principal; Jeff Asci, Mechanical; Walter Araujo, Plumbing; Angel Vega, Fire Protection; Bill Skwirz, Electrical
    Civil: Morris Beacon Design – Jon Ford, Principal
    Landscape: Klopfer Martin Design Group – Kaki Martin and Mark Klopfer, Principals
    Finance: D+P – Jordan Durham
    Marketing: Cutler and Company – Andy Cutler, Founder

    New Sustainable Home, Warwick, RI

    Adaptive re-use of 1926 furniture store, Pawtucket, RI

    *see article in The New York Times

    Phase II, 460 Harris Avenue, Providence, RI

    Providence After School Alliance (PASA)

    Sustainable Melrose Avenue Residence, Jamestown, RI