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RISD students research Memorial Schoolhouse project

Thirty-two students from the Interior Architecture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design were on campus Monday, July 1, as part of their studies in adaptive reuse of historic buildings.

Accompanied by four faculty members, the students spent the day taking measurements and learning about the Memorial Schoolhouse renovation project from seven SG panelists: Director of Operations George Staples, Archivist Val Simpson, Academic Coach Sarah Mason, Director of Advancement Jedd Whitlock ’94, Director of Technology Robyn Cavanaugh, Peyton Mulhern ’19 and Olivia Quinn ’21.
RISD in Memorial Achoolhouse

Now the RISD students are back on the East Side designing potential solutions for turning the Study Hall into the new home of our Horton Center for Learning.

The architect of record on the project is Vision 3 Architects in Providence. While there is no expectation St. George’s will incorporate the RISD students’ ideas into the project, we can't wait to see what they come up with.

The students’ designs will be unveiled on July 26 at RISD, and models and drawings will be on display in the Hunter Gallery this fall.

Memorial Schoolhouse will be offline for a year as we complete its full historic preservation and renovation, a project supported by many charitable donors.