RGB provided design and construction documents for renovations and alterations to the existing Harborview Facility located in Cranston, Rhode Island. The existing building is classified as a non-separated, mixed-use occupancy consisting of a two-story assembly and dining structure connected to a five-story residence hall. Scope of the renovations to the assembly area included upgrades and alterations to the upper level function areas and lower level student dining areas, a complete revamp of the lower level kitchen to provide state-of-the-art food preparation and teaching facilities, and improvements to flow and utilization of existing space. The project also takes advantage of proximity to Narragansett Bay through the demolition of an old pool enclosure to construct an exterior plaza. The cost for the work associated with the assembly areas was $8.5 million, and consisted of approximately 22,900 square feet of interior renovations and 15,000 square feet of exterior plaza improvements.
Scope of the renovations to the residence hall include finish upgrades to all residence rooms and public corridors. The budget for the work associated with the dormitory areas is $2.5 million, and consisted of approximately 53,340 square feet of interior renovations, primarily in the resident bathrooms and corridors.
The renovation work was phased to occur with the building occupied.