Lincoln Police Department addition

RGB presented Design Development for a new addition and interior and exterior renovation to the existing police department building and associated site in Lincoln, RI.

The goals of the facility design are to increase staff efficiency and morale and to increase occupant safety, ease of effective policing, and positive public perception of the department. The new facility will be approximately 4,400 square feet across two levels, and will contain general administrative support and primary detention spaces. The facility will be a two-story masonry and steel frame construction with a low slope (flat) roof. Material will be chosen to be durable and cost effective with primary materials anticipated to be masonry brick, dimensional stone, metal and aluminum frame fenestration building enclosure systems. The plan represents a two-phased construction build-out with the objective to keep the existing police department fully operational during construction periods. The final outcome of this project shall be a newly enlarged police department that represents and functions as a unified public safety building. The design and construction of the Town of Lincoln Police Department will seek to provide cost efficient means and methods by maximizing functional square footage, providing energy efficient design, materials and systems, and making use of existing conditions.

Technology will be designed to be accessible, efficient, flexible, reliable and cost effective. RGB will work to ensure that the building systems and technology provided in the Town of Lincoln Police Department are interoperable, support the current demands of the facility, and also provide flexibility to align with future trends.

Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET School Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting at the MET school was well attended by students, teachers, and members of the local community. Rhode Island’s current senators, Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, as well as the mayor of Newport, State Senate President Paiva-Weed, and a number of others all gave remarks. Diana Crowley and family attended as the building is named after her deceased husband, a State legislator from Newport who pushed for educational opportunities and policies throughout his career. Many of the remarks given concerned Paul Crowley’s legacy, as well as thanked Diana for her important role in bringing the project to fruition.

Following the ceremony, students from the MET gave tours, while others presented projects. The MET focuses on applied learning in which students work with real world projects and mentors. Educational access is another MET theme; the site is located adjacent to Newport Housing Authority buildings and helps transform the area for the local community. RGB is proud to have partnered with a great team in Gilbane, Stantec, LDD, and Odeh. Many thanks from us to the MET school building committee, to the Crowley family, and to Joe DaSilva and everyone at RIDE.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Center nears completion

RGB’s John Racine and Jeff Hatcher have served as Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) for this project in Mashpee, Massachusetts, working with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and observing construction of the design by RKB. As OPM, our staff have grown close to the Tribe over more than two years of partnership, and we are excited to see the project, which is a great step forward for the Tribal community, come to a successful finish. The $11 million government and community center replaces an existing facility and consolidates many of the Tribe’s departments and services.

Photo Tribal Government Center
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Government Center

Rhode Island Emergency Operations Center study nears completion

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has sought a site for a new headquarters and emergency operations center. RGB and Schradergroup, a Pennsylvania-based firm that we teamed up with for the State Police Headquarters, delivered an analysis of several potential sites in this planning and feasibility study. Based on a review of space needs, the team generated schematic renderings and plans.

Rendering of RIEMA headquarters
Rendering of RIEMA headquarters

Rhode Island Fire Academy Phase II in design

RGB and the State of Rhode Island have been working to get Phase II of the Rhode Island Fire Academy designed and ready for construction bids. As part the State of Rhode Island’s commitment to sustainability which is governed by the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act, the project will reference IgCC code.  Steven Winter Associates out of Norwalk, Connecticut is on the team to take part in building commissioning.

Rendering of Rhode Island Fire Academy
Rendering of proposed Rhode Island Fire Academy