About Public Projects


The Steel Yard collaborates with local artists, vendors, and industry to produce custom and site specific, functional public sculptures. Our teams of artists work closely with each community, municipality or non-profit client to develop, design and produce each unique project. Examples of this functional public art can be seen throughout Southern New England: in Olneyville Square, the Town of Bristol, the International Charter School, the Town of Warren, Riverside in Warwick, at Tufts University, Brown University, RISD and throughout Downcity Providence.Proceeds generated from our line of urban furniture help to keep our Course fees low and Youth Programs free.

Let us know about your project needs. Fill in our Public Request Form (doc). Call if you have any questions, or ask about coming to the Steel Yard for a tour.

The Steel Yard specializes in....

Bike Racks

Unique designs for any capacity of bikes. Providing durable and original solutions for secure bicycle parking while promoting alternative transportation in any location.

Trash Cans and Recycling Bins

Finely crafted pieces fabricated in limited edition series or one-of-a-kind by local artists. A great way to encourage clean streets and parks.

Tree Guards and Bollards

Custom made to be incorporated into any streetscape greening plan provides great protection for new or old trees. A chance to make a statement about your communities commitment to a green future.   


Any shape or size, unique designs that are eye-catching collaborations with local designers. Benches offer a place to rest and exchange ideas, a perfect place for conceptually driven design.


Fabricated in our shop to protect and nurture plants in any setting. Custom made, big enough for trees or small enough for window boxes.


Custom designed and hand-wrought steel fencing can be made to compliment any neighborhood. Each installation becomes a symbol of pride for the community.

Check out some of our past projects!

Read press about our installations!