Rhode Island Blood Center
Laboratory

Providence, RI

AT A GLANCE

Renovation
23,000 s.f.
$6.5 million
Advanced Building Program

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The design of the 23,000 s.f. lab building for Rhode Island Blood Center included renovations of a 2,600 s.f. existing historic building at 395 Promenade Street in Providence on property immediately adjacent to their existing headquarters. Similar to an assembly line, there is a complex procedure where blood product is brought into the building, tested, processed, stored, then distributed to local hospitals. The facility is a full-service regional blood center, providing testing, collections, marrow and cord blood programs, as well as in-hospital patient programs.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

The building is designed to meet National Grid’s Advanced Building’s Program. A key feature of the design is the clerestory which allows natural light into all habitable spaces of the building.