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Rhode Island Architect Rowse Providence JWU

Johnson & Wales John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation

Rowse Architects provided architectural design services for this new academic building, the John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation.

The new, three-story, 71,000 SF science and engineering building at Johnson and Wales University expands the university’s long-time commitment to interdisciplinary and experimental learning. The building serves the university’s School of Engineering & Design and the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences’ Biology Program.

Space includes four science labs, 19 classrooms including state-of-the-art technology and computer labs. Classroom and team learning spaces can be reconfigured easily throughout the day. Classrooms and labs are designed to host all styles of instruction and learning methods. The engineering labs, where students receive hands-on instruction in computer programming, robotics, computer-aided design, and related technology courses, are designed with equipment placed on the perimeter of the room. Movable worktables are placed in the center of the room, and open ceilings provide easy access to the electrical, mechanical, and data infrastructure. Breakout spaces for individual and team projects are mingled with the classrooms and labs.

Build to the standards for LEED Silver certification.

Year Completed



Providence, RI


Johnson & Wales University

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Construction Manager

Dimeo Construction

Structural Engineers

Odeh Engineers, Inc

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