About Providence City Center

Providence is a vibrant City Center in a close-knit community. Our focus on community, education and professional development is exhibited by our fall Habitat for Humanity build day, Student Award Competition, and annual Holiday Gala that highlights our philanthropic ties. This group also knows how to have fun, as anyone attending the annual Croquet Tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame can attest to!

Professional Development
Providence City Center provides development programs that are tailored to the needs of our local members, but aligned closely with IIDA national goals: keeping professional designers abreast of current issues and promoting awareness while allowing them to make informed and creative decisions for well-being and safety. Offering CEU credits through diverse course offerings and forums, PCC frequently taps into local expertise in a range of environments facing our design profession. We have also hosted NCIDQ Study sessions, Designer Round Tables,  and Business and Brews Networking Events to help the members develop their skills, relationships and build the industry in RI. 

Student Outreach

At Providence City Center, we provide student support through our annual Sponsor a Student program, where we pair professional and industry members with students for a free membership. We are also  happy to reward our student scholarship at the annual Croquet Tournament to one lucky RI student. In addition to these great programs, we strive to provide access to a wealth of knowledge and support to our local students

Come Volunteer With Us! 
IIDA NE Providence City Center’s goal is to inspire our community members to give back to local organizations through coordination of volunteer activities, donation drives, and monetary gifts provided by successful events. We have been able to donate to students, teachers, food banks, and families. We strive to add a philanthropic aspect to our events and create days of caring, such as Habitat for Humanity. 

Providence City Center Events
Croquet Tournament - This dynamic event highlights the competitive, yet friendly spirit of our local Design community and its myriad of partners. We sell out of this event every year!

Check out our upcoming events on the IIDA Calendar here! We look forward to seeing you there! 


Providence City Center Contact - Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson
Vice President of Providence City Center

[email protected]  

Committee Members

(Left to Right: Jennifer Hanson, Rachel Arnold, Debbie Petrarca, and Brittany Fleuri)

(Left to Right: Susan Sullivan, Cynthia Bartley, Liz McDonough, and Kristen Hodges)

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