Johnson & Wales University
Xavier Academic Hall

Providence, RI

AT A GLANCE

Renovation
4,200 s.f. Faculty Offices
1,200 s.f. Kitchen Lab
1,200 s.f. Beverage Lab
900 s.f. Dining Lab

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To meet the much-needed classroom and culinary laboratory space demands, Johnson & Wales University selected Vision 3 Architects to lead the planning, programming and design of a 7,500 s.f. adaptive reuse renovation of the Xavier Academic Hall.

Located in the University’s Downcity Campus, the facility features three new culinary laboratories including a 1,200 s.f. kitchen lab, a 900 s.f. dining lab, and a 1,200 s.f. beverage lab. The project also included a comprehensive renovation to repurpose a 4,200 s.f. area to accommodate new faculty offices and meeting space. The University’s goal is to provide students with real world culinary experience. To that end, Vision 3 designed culinary lab spaces that feature real world hospitality and restaurant settings.

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

Harborside Academic Center Campus
Grace Welcome Center
Baking Technology Suite
Red Sauce
Starbucks
Banfi Dining Center

Downtown Providence Campus
City Burger
Parking Garage
Starbucks
Administration Building Feasibility Study