South Street Landing Rehabilitation, located on the riverfront in Providence's Jewelry District, includes the renovation of the former South Street Power Station which was operational from 1912 through the early 1990s under Narragansett Electric/National Grid and has been vacant since 1999. Redevelopment of this historic venue will create unique spaces for three major tenants: Brown University, Rhode Island College, and University of Rhode Island.
- Administrative offices for Brown University, freeing existing space on their College Hill campus for future core academic growth.
- A shared nursing education center (NEC) for Rhode Island College | University of Rhode Island occupying the remaining space.
- Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms as well as flat floor flexible classrooms that can be converted to Active Learning with the mobile cart displays.
- Design goals include preservation of the existing historic facade, and an emphasis on interior finishes that complement the industrial context. Materials will include a light colored palette and modern choices of steel, brick, glass and wood.
- Sustainability is a core focus, with the project as a catalyst for enhancing connectivity and green space and improving the river walk. Photovoltaic panels and river source cooling will reduce energy load.
Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects: Historic Architect