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Introduction to Campus Standard Details

The consistent use of an integrated palette of materials and furniture at Rhode Island College is critical in the implementation of the master plan. The installation of campus standards–lighting, signage, benches, trash receptacles, and bollards, as well as the less prominent standards of paving and curbing–will not only serve to unify the campus, but also effect a strengthened identify for the College.

The palette of campus furniture standards includes those elements that currently work well for the College and provide campus identity. The pedestrian light fixture, bench, and trash receptacle at the mall are proposed for use on the entire campus. A new fixture, the "Archetype" by Kim Lighting, a full cut-off single- or double-mounted light, has been selected as the campus standard for vehicular areas for its compatibility with the existing pedestrian light fixture.

Light Fixture — Vehicular


The light fixture for use in all vehicular parking areas shall be Archetype AR-250 MH/HPS as manufactured by Kim Lighting, 16555 East Gale Avenue, P.O. Box 1275, City of Industry, California 91749. Telephone 818-968-5666, Fax 818-369-2695. The pole shall be round, 20 feet in height, and 100 feet on center as manufactured by Kim Lighting. Color shall be standard black.

Light Fixture — Pedestrian


The light fixture for pedestrian use shall be Contemporary ALR-125 100/175 MH or 150 HPS as manufactured by Architectural Area Lighting, 14249 Artesia Blvd., P.O. Box 1869, La Mirada, California 90638-1869. Telephone 714-994-2700,Fax 714-994-0522. The pole shall be round, 10 feet in height, and 50-60 feet on center as manufactured by Architectural Area Lighting. Color shall be standard black.

Concrete Walkway


Two widths are proposed for concrete walkways, six feet for minor walkways and eight feet for major pathways. Walkways are to have radii at all intersections.

All walkways shall be poured-in-place concrete with a medium broom finish. All walkways are to receive "windowpane tooling"–1 1/2" tooling at all joints and edges.

To minimize the visual impact of paving and maximize the green lawns, grading beside walkways shall be gently bermed up three to four inches, whenever drainage and existing planting considerations allow.

It may be advisable to crown heavily-used walkways and provide a gentle swale on the uphill side of the pavement.

While it is acceptable to shed water across walkways, concentrated surface water shall not cross a walkway.


Bituminous Pavement


New roadways shall be constructed to conform to the standards set by the State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

Roadway width shall be 30 feet.

Handicapped parking spaces in bituminous concrete parking areas shall conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Base materials may vary, depending on subgrade conditions.


Vehicular Curb


Curbs at vehicular areas shall conform to the standards set by the State of Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

Curbing shall be installed at parking areas and along Library Road. To insure consistent high quality, precast concrete curbing shall be utilized.


Perimeter Curb


Special granite perimeter curbs shall have a thermal finish with a top face of eight inches and a nosing with a two inch radius.

Granite for curbing shall be supplied by a source selected by the College. Only one type of granite shall be used throughout the College. Color shall have a warm tone.

Curb shall be installed with a continuous concrete cradle.




The bench for use throughout the campus shall be the Renaissance model #2806-6 in a six-foot one-inch length as manufactured by TimberForm Site Complements, Columbia Cascade Company, 1975 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201-5293. Telephone 800-547-1940, 503-223-1157, Fax 503-223-4530. Color shall be red.

Trash Receptacle


The trash receptacle for use throughout the campus shall be the Renaissance model #2834-AT, one foot eleven inches in length and width, and three feet six inches in height with the Ash/Dome top as manufactured by TimberForm Site Complements, Columbia Cascade Company, 1975 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201-5293. Telephone 800-547-1940(USA) or 503-223-1157, Fax 503-223-4530. Color shall match adjacent benches.



A bollard is required at all necessary locations in order to permit emergency access while restricting regular vehicular traffic.

Deciduous Tree Planting


The traditional character of all trees shall be preserved and enhanced.

Large deciduous trees shall be located to insure the preservation of important vistas and to strengthen open spaces.

Smaller flowering deciduous trees shall be used in locations where a high tree canopy is not needed to define a campus open space, such as at small sitting areas and at building entries.


Evergreen Tree Planting


The existing evergreen groupings along campus buildings or spaces are important for their winter interest. Evergreen groupings shall be kept as major features in the College landscape.

Shrub Planting


Shrubs should be selected so that their seasonal interest relates to the College calendar.

Shrub beds should be located typically where they can be anchored to gateways, building entries, and sitting spaces.

Floating beds of shrubs and flowers should be eliminated. Where shrubs are now being used to control pedestrian movement, walks should be realigned or intersections redesigned so that such floating beds can be eliminated.

Landscape Vegetation

Mature stands of native vegetation on campus within built areas and bordering areas convey a stately feeling on parts of the campus. These groves of mature trees of unspoiled woodland forest that have been maintained, help soften the impact of large, treesless parking areas. Past tree plantings around some of the existing buildings on campus have reinforced and carried forward this softening, and stately feeling. These existing tree plantings include:

Pinus resinosa Red Pine
Pinus strobus White Pine
Ceridiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree
Lirodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree
Tillia americana American Linden
Quercus velutina Black Oak

The above are compatible tree and shrub species that shall be used along with the existing vegetation to support and continue the feeling of the campus.



Rhode Island College

Dr. John Nazarian, President
Dr. Lenore DeLucia, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Dr. Orestes Monterecy, Director of Capital Projects

Goody, Clancy & Associates, Prime Consultant

Joan Goody, Consulting Principal
Rob Chandler, Principal in Charge
Herb Nolan, Campus Planner

Carol R. Johnson & Associates

Jennifer Jones, Principal
David Nardone, Project Landscape Architect

Beta Engineering

Frank Romeo, Principal
Tony Garro, Project planner

Rickes Associates

Persis Rickes, Space Planning/ Programming consultant

Jon Roll & Associates

Jon Roll, Signage and Graphics consultant

Rhode Island College Web Team

Karen Rubino, RIC Web Manager
Joan Crisostomo, Web Designer
Jim Murphy, Web Designer
Matthew Graves, Web Designer

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