PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design has started its first newly built residence hall in 30 years.
The project is designed by RISD alumnus Nader Tehrani. His firm, NADAAA, has designed a 43,500-square-foot building that will house as many as 153 students over six floors.
The building is part of a larger quad-enhancement project and will include amenities such as work rooms, makerspace, bike rooms, a shared kitchen and an outdoor terrace.
The $24 million project is underway at 60 Waterman St. in Providence.
Shawmut Design and Construction is the general contractor. In a news release, it said the building is expected to open in August 2019.
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