Ayers Saint Gross planned a new innovation district in Providence, Rhode Island. Point225, the first building in the district, is anchored by Brown University’s School of Professional Studies and the Cambridge Innovation Center, a company that provides incubator space for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Together, these anchor tenants foster innovation and act as a catalyst for research and development. Open to the public, the ground-floor District Hall provides meeting space for collaboration and creative collisions. The design of the building’s façade prioritizes sweeping views of the city beyond.
Nearly 200 people—including Rhode Island’s governor, its two U.S. senators, and a horde of state and local politicians—turned out for the Sept. 25 groundbreaking.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo hailed the project as “the start of something transformational.”