Shawmut Design and Construction breaks ground on 43,500 s/f residence Hall for Rhode Island School of Design

November 09, 2018 - Rhode Island

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

Groundbreaking Event: Rhode Island School of Design
president Rosanne Somerson (third from left), joins Shawmut
Design and Construction vice president Ron Simoneau (far right,)
trustees, alumni and other special guests for the official
groundbreaking ceremony for the a new residence hall in
Providence, Rhode Island.  Photograph by RISD alumna 
Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH

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. 


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