VISION 3 ARCHITECTS

Responsible, Collaborative, Client-Centered Design

Johnson & Wales University: Grace Welcome Center

Johnson & Wales University: Grace Welcome Center

The Grace Welcome Center serves as the first stop, and first impression, for visitors arriving at Johnson & Wales’ Harborside Academic Campus. As the gateway to the campus, the building is an inviting destination for newcomers, and provides a panoramic view of the Harborside Campus.

The building is anchored by a lobby, and includes a gallery area, a multi-use presentation room with state-of-the-art audio and video systems, administrative offices, and meeting space. The building façade consists mainly of glass strategically placed to offer visitors views of the campus and to maximize daylighting. An outdoor terrace and amphitheater provide gathering space for students and visitors to relax and enjoy views of the Harborside Campus.

The building received LEED Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.