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Roger Williams University
Downtown Providence Campus

Providence, RI


At A Glance:

• Renovation
• 76,566 s.f.
• $10 million


Project Description:

Vision 3 designed Roger Williams University’s 76,566 s.f. Downtown Providence campus facility at One Empire Plaza providing expanded space for RWU’s School of Continuing Studies, School of Law, various graduate schools, and a growing array of outreach and engagement programs within the community. The University’s space encompasses 5 floors of the building, including a total of 17 flexible classrooms with capacities ranging from 30 to 50 seats. The facility integrates conference rooms, administration offices, student break out spaces, and grab-and-go cafe to foster student/faculty collaboration and interaction.



“Vision 3 was very effective in identifying areas where different materials or design treatments could reduce cost while maintaining the vision that the tenant was looking for. The project involved an institutional tenant, Roger Williams University, with many constituents and various visions for the project, and Vision 3 was able to marshal the tenant through the development process and translate their needs into a design that would meet the overall requirements while also meeting the schedule and budget requirements of the project. Vision 3 was effective in managing the design process and the engineering/consultant team to quick resolution whenever questions arose, with little drama. They understood the challenges contractors face when dealing with actual conditions in the field, and worked collaboratively with the team versus questioning the issues that the contractor raised.”

Daniel McGrath, Vice President-Senior Asset Manager, Berkeley Investments, Inc.


Roger Williams University Projects:

Construction Management Center