Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library
Designed by York & Sawyer, this Italian Renaissance style building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Working for the architect, SGH was responsible for investigation and analysis of the 1917 concrete-encased steel framed building for conversion from banking offices to a school library. The building provides Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with 55,000 sq ft of usable library space in the building’s 114 ft by 180 ft grand banking hall. The top eight floors of the building provide housing for 500 RISD students.