University of Rhode Island
Rendering of engineering complex to be built at the University of Rhode Island.

University of Rhode Island begins work on $125 million engineering complex

April 24, 2017
190,000-square-foot facility is set to open in 2019.

The University of Rhode Island is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking for a $125 million engineering complex on the Kingston campus.

The university says the 190,000-square-foot facility is the largest construction project in the school's history.

The building has been designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. The space will evolve to meet the technology-driven changes in all segments of engineering.

Funding for construction comes from a bond issue that Rhode Island voters approved in 2014.

To accommodate the new facility, the university plans to demolish several buildings—Crawford, Gilbreth, Kelley, Kelley Annex, and Wales Halls, all of which opened in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Sponsored Recommendations

Providing solutions that help creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Discover why we’re a one-stop shop for all things education. See how ODP Business Solutions can help empower your students, school, and district to succeed by supporting healthier...

Building Futures: Transforming K–12 Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Leaders

Discover how ODP Business Solutions® Workspace Interiors partnered with a pioneering school system, overcoming supply chain challenges to furnish 18 new K–12 campuses across 4...

How to design flexible learning spaces that teachers love and use

Unlock the potential of flexible learning spaces with expert guidance from school districts and educational furniture providers. Discover how to seamlessly integrate adaptive ...

Blurring the Lines in Education Design: K–12 to Higher Ed to Corporate America

Discover the seamless integration of educational and corporate design principles, shaping tomorrow's leaders from kindergarten to boardroom. Explore innovative classroom layouts...