Community College of Rhode Island—Knight Campus

Warwick, Rhode Island

RGB, prime architect in the original design of the Community College of Rhode Island—Knight Campus mega-structure (1968), worked closely with college administration and many academic departments on expanding the facility to meet current standards.

RGB led the team in programmatic analysis and design of additions and renovations, which cut across the curriculum. The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMA/V AssociatesCAPACITY1,084COST PER SQ FT$100.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress reorganized the greater part of six existing levels according to updated spatial requirements.

Changes that have evolved in advanced data dissemination since the original construction are widely addressed in this project.

A/V Associates fine-tuned the team’s focus on new data infrastructure for a variety of instructional spaces to meet the college’s ongoing practice of providing up-to-date teaching venues.

Student services was consolidated by establishing a prominent location for greater visibility, as well as providing a distinctive new “front door” to the overall complex.

New distance-learning rooms, a multimedia production lab, flexible computer classrooms and a state-of-the-art presentation room are tailored to the specific needs of the community-college program, which encompasses interactivity both within the building and between satellite campuses.

Photographer: ©Frank Giulianni