60 Waterman St – New Residence Hall

RISD is building a new residence hall at 60 Waterman St. in the residential quad. Working with NADAAA of Boston, MA, and Shawmut Design & Construction of Providence, RI, RISD is delivering the project using an Integrated Project Delivery method. The project broke ground in August in 2018 and was completed in August 2019.

Part of a larger Quad enhancement program, the new hall will house 148 students, along with workrooms, a bike room, and a kitchen, on six floors. Upon completion it will allow for the phased renovations of Nickerson and Homer Halls.

Site Plan


Landscape Plan

Project Schedule/Phasing Plan

Project Milestones

July 2018 – Fones Cottage demolition; Nickerson Green off line for excavation

August 2018 – Site work including excavation and retaining wall construction begins; construction begins

June 2019 – Nickerson Hall renovation begins

August 2019 – New residence hall complete

August 2020 – Nickerson renovation complete; Homer Hall renovation begins

August 2021 – Homer Hall complete