RISD opens North Hall, first newly built dorm in a generation

Updated Oct. 4 at 12:46 p.m.

THE RHODE ISLAND School of Design recently opened North Hall, above, the school's first new dorm in 34 years. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JOHN HORNER
PROVIDENCE – North Hall has opened, the first new dorm for the Rhode Island School of Design in 34 years. The new building is designed to reduce energy use and limit its environmental impact, according to the university. Located at 60 Waterman St. in Providence, the building features sustainable materials such as mass timber slabs,…

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