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New Residence Hall

Colliers is assisting the Rhode Island School of Design with the planning, design, and construction of a new, 43,500 gsf Residence Hall.


Rhode Island School of Design


Providence, RI

Project Scale

130,500 gsf / $54M

New residence hall with state-of-the-art amenities.

Colliers Project Leaders was engaged to assist the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) during the planning, design, and construction of the New Residence Hall Project.

The new 43,500 gsf residence hall houses 153 students on six floors. Part of a larger quad enhancement project, it features amenities like workrooms, maker-spaces, bike storage, a shared kitchen, and outdoor terrace.

The state-of-the-art project utilized an Integrated Project Delivery Method (IPD) to collaboratively fuse the talents of the team. While similar to a Design/Build construction method, this process directly involved the major construction trades from the very beginning of design and allowed all participants to share in the project’s success. The innovative design was influenced by thoughtful input from the campus community, including common spaces for socializing, making, reflecting, and creative expression, and was tailored to meet the needs of RISD’s art and design students.

Colliers provided the following services during the planning phase of the project:

  • Participation at weekly IPD big room/colocation meetings
  • Core group team leader
  • Supported RISD in the coordination of Owner/Team member’s attendance and participation at meetings
  • Review, estimating and analysis of cost allocation by category proposed by Shawmut and the IPD team
  • Led the project team on site due diligence and forensic investigation
  • Established and managed project milestone schedule and project macro schedule
  • Supported RISD in custom furniture design and procurement
  • Developed and managed total project budget including status reporting and invoice analysis/processing
  • Field observations and monthly reporting including cost, quality, schedule, risks and opportunities
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