URI College of Pharmacy

Kingston, RI Completed 2012

Payette Associates Inc.

This new 100,000 square foot building serves as the research laboratories and academic center for URI’s prestigious College of Pharmacy.

The steel-framed structure includes a large lecture hall as well as research labs on upper floors. Connector wings to two adjacent buildings were also constructed as part of the project.

The south side of the Pharmacy building has three “neighborhoods” visible through the glass. The dramatic two-story glass windows were constructed using tension-hanger steel plate mullions that also support the floor system.

  • Steel frame structure uses cost effective braced frame and shear wall design
  • BIM used to produce high quality construction documents, resulting in below-budget steel and foundation costs
  • Unique tension-hanger design for “neighborhoods” provided cost-effective and elegant architectural solution to two-story window wall design
  • Highly coordinated design facilitated rapid construction schedule