RISD
North Hall

Architect

NADAAA

This new six-story residence hall houses 148 students and incorporates exposed cross-laminated timber (CLT) slabs supported by structural steel framing in order to achieve the client’s lofty goals of beautiful design, environmental sustainability, and an aggressive construction schedule. The building was erected in only three weeks, exceeding initial expectations. This residence hall is the first hybrid CLT-steel frame of its kind in New England.

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Winner of 2020 Woodworks Design Award.

Square Feet

49,000

Timing

2019

#OdehInnovation: Mass Timber and Embodied Carbon

June 26, 2020

Mass timber construction lets us reduce the embodied carbon in new construction

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#OdehInnovation: Coordination in the Cloud

October 26, 2020

We're using cloud based tools to collaborate, coordinate, and document design decisions.

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#OdehInnovation: Regenerative Building I

November 24, 2020

A collaboration with Yale demonstrates design that can radically reduce the environmental impact of buildings.

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