Chace Center, Rhode Island School of Design

Location:Providence, RI
Architect:José Rafael Moneo
Client:Rhode Island School of Design
LEED:LEED NC Silver 2009

The Chace Center at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a 43,000 sq. ft. addition to the existing university museum complex, designed by Perry Dean Rogers.  The building functions as both an extension of the Radeke Museum as well as a teaching facility for students, faculty and staff. Major functions of the building are gallery space, foundation drawing studios, a lecture auditorium, museum shop/cafe and an expanded art storage facility.  The Chace Center fits within the urban campus of RISD and serves as a prominent public entrance and façade facing downtownProvidence.

Sustainable features of the project include development of a remediated brownfield site in dense urban area and storm water treated prior to leaving the site.  The landscape design was conceived to eliminate the need for potable water irrigation and water conserving fixtures have been installed for 20 percent savings over traditional fixtures. Also an Indoor Air Quality Plan was implemented throughout construction to limit particulates, toxins, and dust generated by construction activities from circulating through the building.  The project incorporates energy efficiency measures to exceed the requirements of the ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Appendix G, by approximately 10 percent.

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