South Street Landing

Academic P3 Development Planning + Design | Providence, Rhode Island

South Street Landing, an ambitious P3 development in downtown Providence’s Jewelry district, creates a distinct new live/learn/work/play environment serving three of Rhode Island’s most prominent colleges and universities.

As part of a collaborative development team, Halvorson Design created a master plan and multi-phased design for transforming a group of underutilized industrial sites into an active, unified academic and residential environment with enhanced public access to and along the Providence River.

Halvorson’s design highlights the reuse of the prominent old Turbine House, which was adapted by Tsoi Kobus Design to create a new nursing school and administration space for Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.

The new River House designed by Spagnolo Gisness & Associates features graduate student housing for Brown University. Halvorson Design created a north/south link connecting South Street Landing to the Urban Coastal Greenway, I-195 Park, and downtown Providence.

Given its proximity to the Providence River and location on a capped brownfield site, the project required close collaboration with local environmental groups as well as a stormwater management system that uses permeable paving and on-site storage to prevent soil infiltration.


ENR New England's 2018 Best Projects,
Best Renovation/Restoration

(by Tsoi Kobus Design)


Robert Uhlig FASLA

project Manager

Bryan Jereb ASLA



CV Properties, LLC
Wexford Science + Technology

Academic Clients:
University of Rhode Island
Rhode Island College
Brown University

Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
(River House Student Housing / South Street Landing Master Plan)

Tsoi Kobus Design
(Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, Power Center Adaptive Reuse)

DBVW Architects
(Historic / Local Architect)

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