What situations allow my department to request additional space?
Some of the triggers of growth and resultant space needs are the hiring of additional faculty; the hiring of faculty to replace retiring faculty, who have different research interests; changes in a program or pedagogy; changes in enrollment; and increased or new research. These can result needs for offices, teaching space, research space, student organization space, graduate assistant office space, and renovations, among other things.
My department needs more space. What do I do?
Departments and colleges need to be aware of the changes that they may be facing or considering that are typical triggers for growth which can drive the need for additional space, renovation of existing space, or both. Not all space needs will result in the need for a new building or a major renovation. There are usually a variety of solutions that can be considered, ranging from reorganization of activities and minimal costs to full-blown renovation/new construction and high costs. It is critical that departments take the responsibility to consider their potential space needs and communicate these as soon as possible to their dean/vice president, and through them to the Provost/President and Capital Projects. Solutions for space needs can often take many months or longer to achieve, especially if renovation or construction is required.
Have you selected architects and general contractors for upcoming projects?
Please refer to our Projects page. Requests for Letters of Interest and bid documents are posted by the State of Rhode Island Division of Purchases, either as State Agency Bids or Other RI Bid Opportunities.