Johnson & Wales University Hospitality Center
Cranston, Rhode Island
RGB has been contracted by Johnson & Wales University to design renovations and alterations to the existing Harborview Facility located in Cranston, Rhode Island. The existing building is classified as a non-separated, mixed-use occupancy consisting of a two-story assembly and dining structure connected to a five-story residence hall.
Scope of the renovations to the assembly area include upgrades and alterations to the upper level function areas and lower level student dining areas, a complete revamp of the lower level kitchen to provide state-of-the-art food preparation and teaching facilities, and improvements to flow and utilization of existing space. The project also takes full advantage of the building's proximity to Narragansett Bay through construction of an exterior plaza and outdoor kitchen. The projected budget for the work associated with the assembly areas is $10,500,000, and consists of approximately 22,900 square feet of interior renovations and 15,000 square feet of exterior plaza improvements.
Scope of the renovations to the residence hall include finish upgrades to all residence rooms and public corridors. The projected budget for the work associated with the dormitory areas is $2,560,000, and consists of approximately 53,340 square feet of interior renovations, primarily in the resident bathrooms and corridors.
The renovation work is to be completed in two phases, to occur in part while the building is occupied during calendar year 2014.