Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Only Three Days Left to VOTE!!!

The Second Annual Pumpkin contest continues... and you only have THREE DAYS left to vote for your favorite!

So far, Entry # 8 (pictured) is in the lead... The winning pumpkin will be announced the day after Halloween. Like us on Facebook and cast your vote today!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ALD's Second Annual Pumpkin Contest!

The carving is done... so now it's time to visit us on Facebook and vote for your favorite pumpkin!! Simply "like" the individual photo of your favorite to cast your vote and feel free to share our pumpkin album with others! The winner of this year's contest will be announced on Friday, November 1st.

May the best pumpkin win! :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stay Tuned - ALD's Annual Pumpkin Contest!

This Friday will begin ALD's Annual Pumpkin Contest! All employees of the firm will be creating their own carvings this Friday in the office and then we will post photos of each pumpkin on our Facebook page. Next Tuesday begins the voting process... All of our followers on Facebook can see the photos and "like" their favorite pumpkin.  

The pumpkin with the most likes by Halloween wins!! 

Stay tuned next week for the 2013 photos... Here is a photo of all the entries last year. The winner was the Hello Kitty pumpkin.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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As you may have already noticed, we have been trying to increase our online presence and have been posting regularly on this blog, on Facebook/Twitter, and on LinkedIn. As part of this increase, we also plan to start releasing a quarterly update newsletter. This newsletter would come directly to your inbox four times a year and include all the major highlights from our work here at ALD. If you'd like to join this new mailing list, please click on this LINK!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Valley Breeze article: Local pair say it was all about collaboration on 'gorgeous' bridge

Abernathy, a North Providence resident and president of Abernathy Lighting Design on Thomas Street in North Providence, is the woman drawing wide praise for her elaborate light system on the new Pawtucket River Bridge.

Working closely with Richard Ventrone and his Ventrone Architecture, of North Scituate, Abernathy says she couldn't be happier with the final result of the new bridge, a project that was more collaborative than any she had ever worked on before.

"This bridge is so gorgeous during the day, in so many ways it was easy to light, because it just begged for it," she said, adding that the look of the bridge by day gives the lighted bridge "strength and boldness at night."

Abernathy said she is not surprised by all of the positive feedback on the new I-95 bridge in Pawtucket, but emphasized that the final product wouldn't be a success without all the work done before she and fellow designer Jason Rainone came along, especially the input of a Pawtucket bridge design task force. The $83 million bridge looks so great that officials from the Department of Transportation should submit the project for a national award, she said. 

He's worked on many Rhode Island bridges, said Ventrone, but this is the first one where the final product wasn't just a result of trying to "ornament" the bridge once the basics were in place. Even the Providence viaduct project, which is now commencing, is not being done with the kind of thoughtful consideration and open-mindedness that happened with the planning and construction of the Pawtucket River Bridge, he said.
"I don't think I'm ever going to work on anything as monumental as this," said Ventrone. "This was a team of people really coming together to make something great, and that's rare."

To read the full article, check out the Valley Breeze's website! The article also features a video collection of photos of the new bridge!