Johnson & Wales University’s Grace Welcome Centre has secured LEED Gold certification for new construction from the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
The 7,700ft² facility was designed by Vision 3 Architects and is situated on a former brownfield site.
The one-and-a-half clearstorey lobby space expands to a gallery area that features displays of culinary artifacts from the University’s Museum.
The facility accommodates a large multi-use presentation room with audio and video systems, administrative offices and meeting space.
The building façade consists mainly of large spans of glass strategically placed to offer views of the campus, maximise daylight and minimise the use of artificial lighting.