RISD Reaches Agreement with City to More Than Double Annual Contribution

In Colleges/Universities, Economyby Greater City Providence8 Comments

Mayor Angel Taveras and Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda announced today that RISD will more than double its annual payments to the City of Providence. RISD will contribute $2.75 million over 11 years, in addition to payments the prestigious arts school is already making under the terms of a separate 2003 memorandum of understanding, which is not …

Mayor’s Office press release on $31.5 Million Agreement with Brown University

In Colleges/Universities, Economyby Greater City Providence13 Comments

Brown University Gate. Photo (cc) thurdl01 From the Mayor’s Office: Mayor Taveras, Brown University Announce New $31.5 Million Agreement Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Mayor credits Governor Chafee’s statesmanship to bring parties back to the table; partnership between capital city and university to bring Brown’s annual payment to nearly $8 million this year. – In the historic State Room at the …

UPDATED: Graduate student housing apartment building proposed on Thayer Street

In Buildings, Colleges/Universities, Development, Housingby Jef Nickerson85 Comments

Update 06/22/2012: Union Studio Architects has updated the proposed 257 Thayer Street Building. PBN: Thayer Street apartment project redesigned “We worked hard to break the scale down into elements that were legible at the street,” said Union Studio principal Donald Powers. “There is a section that responds to Thayer, a section that responds to Euclid, Meeting and Brook. Probably the …

Now them’s what I call street trees

In Colleges/Universities, Environmentby Jef Nickerson11 Comments

Now when someone is required to plant street trees, this is what I want to see. Those are all brand new trees on the left outside the soon to open Brown Medical School in the Jewelry District. Not only are there numerous large new trees here, the parking lane has been removed to widen the sidewalk! I’m pretty sure these …