Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI / Student Services Center
As part of the University's strategic vision to enhance the student experience on campus, ARC transformed an abandoned 1921 jewelry factory building at the edge of its Providence campus into a new Student Services Center. The renovated building consolidates functions that were previously spread throughout JWU's Providence Downcity campus to provide students with a "one-stop" experience for academic and financial needs. The design adds a new entryway that preserves the industrial and historic character of the original building, while providing contemporary loft-like interior spaces creating an appealing and comfortable setting for students to meet and hang out.
Providence Preservation Society Annual Historic Preservation Awards Rehabilitation Award 2008
"ARC has brought a tremendous amount of experience and talent to the design process. We have been impressed with their willingness to understand and interpret Johnson & Wales' building needs to centralize our student services while preserving the historic integrity of the Rolo Building, a former prominent landmark in Providence's jewelry district."
Dr. Irving Schneider, President Providence Campus, Johnson & Wales University