University of Rhode Island

Project: University of Rhode Island – Anna Fascitelli Wellness & Fitness Center
Location: Kingston, Rhode Island

Design/Construction Team

Kite Architects
Providence, Rhode Island

General Contractor:
Iron Construction Group, LLC
Warwick, Rhode Island

M. Disandro & Sons Masonry, Inc.
Cranston, Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island

NeaCera® Panel Summary

Sizes: Up to 48″

Colors: Copper Red Satin

Shapes: Flat Classic

Configurations: Stacked

Weight: 7.5 lbs/SF

Lifetime Graffiti Protection: Always included!

Clips: Never on a NeaCera® Project!


Project Summary

The University of Rhode Island’s Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center opened in 2013 and was designed to promote the health & wellbeing of students in a safe, high-tech, and inviting environment. This $11-million, 2-story renovation project transformed the 1969 award winning dining hall into a state-of-the-art 33,000-square-foot wellness facility. This modernist structure highlights the building’s original craftsmanship by retaining most of the original structure with 8,000-square-feet of new construction. Copper Red NeaCera rainscreens were chosen to adorn the new construction and infill areas to compliment the structure’s brick masonry and restored original terra-cotta walls. This building is the 8th of 11 buildings on the University of Rhode Island campus to receive LEED Gold Certification helping the campus to be named a Green Ribbon School by the United State Department of Education. This project also earned Rhode Island Monthly’s 2015 Gold Award in Commercial Renovation/New Construction.