The Box Office is the first commercial building of its kind in the United States. Conceived by architect Joe Haskett from Distill Studio, this project takes 32 cargo containers and combines them into a 10,000-square-foot office building located in a gentrifying neighborhood on the Providence’s west side. This project initiated by green developer Peter Gill Case is a reflection of Providence’s growing trend toward green innovation and social entrepreneurship. The Box Office will be a model of a small, energy-efficient building, using 25% less energy than a conventional new office building. This building will be “all-electric” with no direct use of fossil fuels. All heating and cooling will be with small, decentralized, high efficiency air-to-air heat pumps.
Completion of the project is anticipated in March 2010.