Providence, RI – Rhode Island College officially opened the doors on July 1st to their renovated, 9,385sf Building 3 on the East Campus. The main purpose of the renovation was to relocate the Financial Aid department to the first floor of the two-story building, in necessary proximity to the Admission’s and Bursar’s offices in adjacent buildings. The relocation completes plans to have the College’s Enrollment Management Functions on the East Campus.
The building also features two e-classrooms and a café as a gathering spot for students. The café was planned in cooperation with the student government leaders, who selected and purchased the furnishings for an adjacent lounge area and patio.
This adaptive reuse of a former State of Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) residential cottage was designed to complement previously completed, award-winning renovations at Buildings 4, 5 and 10, also designed by Vision 3 Architects.