North Campus Residence Hall - Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University has undergone a dramatic transformation with its applications rising more than 100%. With a focus on encouraging more students to live on-campus a 350-bed North Campus Residence Hall was planned for the north edge of campus. This residence hall offers on-campus apartment and suite style living to upperclassmen. The university stipulated seven different types of units and suites - everything from single efficiencies to 3-, 4- and 6-student apartments up to 10-person living/learning suites. The unit types were scaled to create a floor plate that varied in depth from 50’ to 60’ in width. Oldcastle Precast supplied 776 pieces of hollowcore plank to accommodate the matrix of unit types. To be on time for 350 students to occupy the residence in the fall of 2009, the building team worked closely with the university. Oldcastle met the rigorous delivery schedule to feed the erection of 131,975 sf in three months.

With views of the Mount Hope Bay, the new North Campus Residence at Roger Williams University accommodates 350 students in seven different types of units and suites, as well as study areas, retail/cafe and lounge space. Oldcastle Precast Building Systems supplied hollowcore plank to meet the needs of the floor plan and to minimize the floor-to-floor height.

Project Details








Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI


Perkins + Will, Boston, MA


ODEH Engineers, North Providence, RI


Bond Brothers Inc., Everett, MA

Sq. Footage:

131,975 sf

Structural Precast Elements:

• 776 pieces hollowcore plank


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