The University of Rhode Island retained a multi-firm design team to provide design services for the construction of a $75 million, five-story, 145,000-SF College of Pharmacy classroom and research building. Pare provided full site/civil design for the new building, including the design of a low-impact stormwater management system. Due to the presence of high groundwater, Pare designed a subdrain groundwater removal system for the building. Pare also developed a site enabling/early site work and demolition document package to provide a free and clear development site for the College of Pharmacy and for the demolition of the previous science building.
Pare provided geotechnical investigations at the site of the proposed new building, evaluated feasible foundation alternatives, and provided recommendations for design of the foundation systems for use by the project structural engineer. Pare provided construction administration services, including full-time geotechnical observation during the installation of the building foundations, which were founded up to 16 feet below the ground surface.
Pare assisted in preparing LEED documentation. Sustainable site design features include a stormwater bio-retention swale, reduction in impervious surfaces, and heat island reductions. The project received LEED “Silver” certification.