The University of Rhode Island selected Dimeo Construction Company to serve as their construction manager on the new 186,258 sf Engineering Teaching and Research Building. The new “H”-shaped, six story facility, which includes a walk-out lower level and mechanical penthouse, replaces five separate buildings built in the 1950 and 60’s, and is divided into two teaching wings. The first floor, located on the Quad level, will have a large south-facing commons and a combination of instructional labs and interactive classrooms opening up to student interaction spaces. The upper floors will comprise flexible, modular labs in close proximity to the faculty offices and graduate student workstations.
These adjacencies will help to create a research environment that encourages and supports collaboration and interaction. Each floor will also have shared administration suites, instructional labs, and seminar spaces. The new COE is seeking to obtain a LEED Silver rating.
Renderings courtesy of Ballinger.
The new COE is seeking to obtain a LEED Silver rating.