Providence, RI Shawmut Design and Construction joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to break ground on the institute’s first new student residence in 30 years.
Designed by architect Nader Tehrani (RISD ’86) and his firm NADAAA, the new 43,500 s/f residence hall will house 153 students on six floors. Part of a larger quad enhancement project, it will feature amenities like workrooms, makerspace, bike
storage, a shared kitchen, and outdoor terrace, and upon completion, it will allow for the phased renovations of Nickerson and Homer Halls.
Slated to open in August 2019, the project will engage an Integrated Project Delivery Method (IPD) to collaboratively fuse the talents of the team.