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Date Change - Draft Master Plan Presentation

posted Oct 9, 2014, 8:44 AM by Ann Newman

The November 3rd session will be held on 10/27 instead, 6:30-8:00 PM, BEB 106

Third Draft Master Plan presentation added

posted Oct 9, 2014, 7:56 AM by Ann Newman   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 7:57 AM ]

A third presentation of the draft master plan will take place on Tuesday, November 4th, from 12:00-13:30 PM in the Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center. This presentation is open to all faculty, staff and students.

Campus Master Plan Presentation / Review

posted Oct 6, 2014, 9:03 AM by Ann Newman   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 8:43 AM ]

Faculty, staff, students - we will have three open community sessions to review the draft master plan as we prepare to develop a the plan for the February Board of Trustees meeting. Please come to see the current draft and provide input.

Monday, October 27th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM - BEB 106 (Please note - date change)
Thursday, October 30, 6:30-8:00 PM - 189 Canal St. Room 210 A/B
Tuesday, November 4th, 12:00-1:30 PM - Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center


An update about the master plan will also be part of the 10/29 Town Hall meeting to be held in the Auditorium at 12 noon; and the SA meeting on 10/15 at 6 pm

Please contact Annie Newman at 6623 (anewman01@risd.edu) with any questions or comments.

Space Use conversation with Faculty

posted Sep 22, 2014, 6:30 AM by Ann Newman

Faculty, please join Pradeep Sharma and Annie Newman to discuss space use. The meeting will be on 10/29 from 430-6 in 189 Canal St room 210

Master Planning Update

posted Sep 16, 2014, 7:24 AM by Ann Newman

Progress on the Master Plan continues. An update will be presented to the Board of Trustees in October. There will be several opportunities for the campus community to provide input into the plan. Faculty conversations around pedagogy and learning outcomes and how that may effect space needs have started and will continue as part of the ongoing preparation for accreditation. Open campus meetings with presentations of the draft master plan will be scheduled for late October and early November.

Stay tuned!

State of the College Report

posted Jul 7, 2014, 10:52 AM by Ann Newman

State of the College Report now available (see State of the College Report tab, above)

Draft Plan endorsed

posted May 21, 2014, 6:14 AM by Ann Newman   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 7:16 AM ]

At the May 16th Board of Trustees meeting, our consultants from DSK presented the draft master plan concepts, which were endorsed by the Board. Over the summer the planning team will be developing project costs, a financial plan, and implementation sequencing for the plan. 

Master Plan Update 5/1/14

posted May 1, 2014, 6:20 AM by Ann Newman

The master plan feedback sessions provided some very good feedback, overwhelmingly positive, on the draft plan. The presentation will be tweaked accordingly with the Core Group and presented to the Board of Trustees in May. 

After the May BOT meeting, we will continue to work internally and with our consultants to further develop cost estimates for projects and build a financial plan for implementation. We will also start sharing our plan with outside constituents - such as the Providence Preservation Society, the city's Planning & Development office, the College Hill Neighborhood Association, Brown University, etc.

In September we will present the further developed plan to the campus for final feedback before presentation to the Board (and hopefully, getting approval) in October 2014.

Campus Master Plan Feedback Sessions

posted Apr 14, 2014, 5:48 AM by Ann Newman   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 5:49 AM ]

Come to one of these sessions to learn about the draft plan and provide feedback before the plan is presented to the Board of Trustees in May 2014.
  • Monday April 14: 12-1 PM Tap Room
  • Monday April 14: 2-3 PM Tap Room
  • Monday April 14: 4-5 PM Tap Room
  • Wednesday April 16: 10:30-11:30 AM Library 228
  • Wednesday April 16: 12-1 PM Library 228
  • Wednesday April 16: 2-3 PM Library 228

Master Plan Presentation (4/2 & 4/3)

posted Apr 3, 2014, 12:07 PM by Ann Newman


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