RISD Rolls Out the Red Carpet (because the place just had unfinished hardwood before)

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By Steve Delahoyde Comment

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The big-big school in the little-little state, The Rhode Island School of Design and Michigan, respectively (man, we hope that joke lands), is planning a big to-do on October 7th to celebrate the opening of their amazing new Fleet Library. It’s super impressive structure and a very innovative layout. We really wish we could make it to the opening, but we’ll have to settle for living vicariously through you. Here’s some:

On October 7th, Rhode Island School of Design will dedicate its new Fleet Library. The new facility transforms the first two floors of a historic Beaux-Arts bank building into a contemporary and versatile visual arts and design library that meets the many needs of the creative student body through innovative, sustainable design, and the top nine floors into live/work spaces for over 500 students. The entire project was designed by RISD alumnus, Nader Tehrani, principle of Boston-based architecture firm office dA and the opening dedication will feature a new projection, For RISD, from acclaimed artist-alumna Jenny Holzer.

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