In the traditional role of sub-consultant to the architect, Providence has designed commercial buildings since the firm was founded in the early 90’s. Providence’s focus on its guiding principles of providing a constructible and affordable design in a timely way to ensure that not only will our designs be code compliant and meet the architect’s intent for the building, but also that we’ll be working with an eye always on the owner’s budget, the fact that the contractor will need to be able to build it and that all design projects need to finish on time.

 

It is the fact that we do not simply do our structural design in a vacuum that makes Providence a valuable member of the design team. Not only do we work closely with the architect, but we also coordinate directly with the architect’s other design sub-consultants and work to ensure that the final collective design is a well-coordinated, constructible building that the owner will be proud of and that will make the architect glad they chose Providence.

"Champion Painting was awarded the contract for Surface Preparation and Coating Application of the Tribeca Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the West Side Highway at Chambers Street in one of the busiest areas of NYC. We knew that this would be a challenging project in all aspects, from protection of traffic and the travelling public to performing the coating application during the coldest months of the year. Champion Painting had utilized the services of Providence Engineering, and specifically Patti Seitz on numerous other projects. For this project, Patti’s design took into account all requirements and criteria. Once the design phase was complete, and while maintaining constant communication with Champion Painting, Patti worked very closely with our steel fabrication shop during the entire process, fielding and answering all questions from the fabricator. As they say, “the proof is in the pudding”, and this turned out to be the perfect dish. This is probably the first job where everything on the drawings matched up perfectly with everything in the field. From the intricate steel cable system to the fabricated outrigger system, a very difficult project was made less so, largely to a design that took into account all of our needs. Great job Patti, and Providence Engineering."

Declan Farrington
Champion Painting