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Civic Architectural Design in Providence RI


Civic Architects

Over 30 years experience designing and planning spaces that serve the needs of the government and support their communities.

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Civic Architecture has the ability to strengthen social fabric and the image of the community.

Rowse Architects believes a successful civic design project is one that meets the needs of the client, the building occupants, and the surrounding community. We have led successful municipal and federal design projects in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Rowse Architects is a full-service architectural design firm that believes in community, collaboration, and creativity. For over 30 years, Rowse has provided their clients with reliable architectural services including: planning, design, value engineering, interior programming, production, and construction administration. It is the goal of every staff member at Rowse Architects to assume the role of the resourceful collaborator – one who listens, defines, creates, documents, and executes.

With offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Rowse has been part of the New England fabric since their founding in 1989 by Edward “Ted” Rowse. With Rowse Architects’ own in-house strengths and consultant network capabilities, the firm has developed a reputation for product excellence and an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.

Our Experience:

  • Fire Stations

  • Police Stations

  • Sheriffs' Offices

  • Coast Guard Stations

  • Navy Stations

  • State Houses

  • Human Services Buildings

  • Highway Departments

  • Transportations Departments

  • Public Garages and Storage Areas

  • Courts

  • Law Libraries

  • Detention Centers

  • Youth Service Programs

  • Federal Correctional Institutes

Selected Civil, Municipal, and Federal Projects:

  • Ashaway Fire Station Additions and Renovations - Ashaway, RI

  • Barnstable County Sheriff's Office House Doctor - Barnstable, MA

  • Coventry Police and Human Services Design and Build - Coventry, RI

  • East Providence Fire Station No. 3 Design and Build - East Providence, RI

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons: Federal Correctional Institution, Berlin Design and Build - Berlin, NH

  • U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse Restoration - Providence, RI

  • Florence J. Murrary Judicial Complex Study - Newport, RI

  • Foster Police Station Design and Build - Foster, RI

  • Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority Additions and Renovations - Taunton, MA

  • Hopkinton Police Headquarters - Hopkinton, RI

  • Licht Law Library Restoration Frank J. Licht Superior Court Complex - Providence, RI

  • Navy Supply Corps School & MarDet Building - Newport, RI

  • NUWC Newport Naval Base - Newport, RI

  • Newport Police Station Renovations - Newport, RI

  • North Kingstown Public Safety Complex Additions and Repairs - North Kingstown, RI

  • DOA Powers Building Site Improvements - Providence, RI

  • RI Department of Transportation Building Testing Lab Relocation - Warwick, RI

  • Rhode Island Statehouse Restoration - Providence, RI

  • Rhode Island State Police Portsmouth Barracks Renovations - Portsmouth, RI

  • Rhode Island State Police Headquarters - Scituate, RI

  • United States Coast Guard Castle Hill Station Repair and Renovation - Narragansett, RI

  • Westerly Fire District Headquarters Historical Renovation - Westerly, RI

  • Wyatt Detention Center Training Center - Central Falls, RI

Let's Work Together!

RI: (401) 331-9200

MA: (774) 215-9270

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Barnstable Sheriff's Office

"Rowse stepped into a project that was improperly done by another firm. Rowse immediately managed to correct the project documents...the BCSO has been pleased by the attention to detail given by Rowse."

— John Rogorzenski, Assistant Superintendent, Office of the Sheriff Barnstable County

RI Traffic Tribunal

“Many intricate and unique complexities are involved in erecting a courthouse. Mr. Rowse's professionalism and knowledge was an extremely valuable asset to the Judiciary.”

— Stephen J Kerr, Assistant State Court Administrator, RI Supreme Court

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