New residence hall under construction at RISD

A RENDERING OF a new residence hall at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. The $24 million project, designed by RISD alumnus Nader Tehrani, recently began construction and is expected to open in August 2019. / COURTESY NADAAA

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.

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Shawmut Design and Construction is the general contractor. In a news release, it said the building is expected to open in August 2019.

Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at macdonald@pbn.com.