The Design Exchange is a historic redevelopment in Rhode Island that brings together creative industries in a unique, collaborative work environment. Originally constructed in 1880, this four story brick building was once part of the Rhode Island Cardboard Company and has been completely rehabbed to meet the demands of today’s innovative entrepreneurs while respecting Pawtucket’s industrial past. Winner of the prestigious Rhody Award for historic preservation and reuse, the Design Exchange is part of the Armory Arts District and the Exchange Street Historic District.

Entrance Lobby

Typical Core

Tower Conference Room



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Each suite has ten foot high ceilings, seven foot tall windows, heavy timber columns and beams with original plank ceilings. Amenities include new electrical and tele/data service with ample capacity to meet the demands expected of heavy technology users, new thermally-glazed windows, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, full sprinkler and fire alarm systems, a sleek passenger elevator, and handicap-accessible restrooms on each floor.

Each floor is approximately 5,000 square feet, and may be subdivided.


LLB Architects at the Design Exchange on the fourth floor

Parking is available on site as well as in several lots in the downtown Pawtucket area. The Design Exchange is just minutes to I-95 and easily accessible to Providence, the airport and metro Boston.

Typical Floor Plan

Typical Floor Plan

Who's at the DX? 


Ageless Innovation

Ageless Innovation is a product and services company reimagining how we live and age together by unleashing the power of play. Since 2015, our team of entrepreneurs and innovators have been championing play as a basic human need and (re)introducing it to older adults through our line of interactive Joy for All Companion Pets. User experience and clinical studies have shown the transformative power of these pets, fostering meaningful connections, improving emotional health and well-being among aging loved ones, families, and caregivers. 

DK Communications

DK Communications provides clients with a full slate of creative and public relations services. Our purposeful creative campaigns include branding, production and reputation management (especially in time of crisis).  Our team, led by former investigative and political journalist, Dyana Koelsch,  has a track record of developing impactful and original messaging. Whether it’s to inspire, engage, motivate, build loyalty, or handle a crisis – our team is passionate, creative and dedicated to success. 

Fuzion Design

Fuzion Design is a design firm that blends art with innovation to deliver leading product development and graphic design solutions that drive new products and grow business. Beyond our product development and graphic design abilities, Fuzion is instrumental in communications support and social media management. Our group effort and hands-on commitment to working with small and large businesses ensure clients forge a consistent brand message and collateral that supports sales force.

Hollester Interiors

Since 1980, Catherine Holleman Branch and Kathleen Manchester have earned a reputation for creating highly detailed interiors rooted in classic design, while maintaining a modern outlook. Drawing on 30+ years experience, Hollester Interiors decorate, renovate and plan spaces based on a solid understanding of the architectural context, ensuring that spaces are functional as well as beautiful. Clients are guided through the many phases of decision making to achieve extraordinary results.

LLB Architects

LLB Architects, formerly known as Lerner Ladds + Bartels, is a leader in designing timeless environments that allow people to thrive. The multi-disciplinary architectural practice is built upon the core values of care for the environment, communities and clients. Since its founding in 1936, LLB has created a wide portfolio of work for both public and private clients.


Wozny/Barbar & Associates

Wozny/Barbar & Associates, Inc. is a full service consulting firm specializing in the engineering and design of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, fire alarm and energy management systems. The firm was founded in 1988 to provide clients with multi-disciplinary engineering services from conceptual design through construction administration. 




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