Vedanta Society

LID Type: Green roof, drywell, bioretention
Use: Institutional
Installer: TRAC Builders
Designer/Developer: Kite Architects
Install Date: 2013

Address: 227 Angell Street
Town: Providence
Zip Code: 02906
County: Providence


Christine Malecki West, AIA
Principal, Kite Architects


Project Summary:

A green roof, dry well and bioretention facility was installed as part of a major addition to the Vedanta Society chapel. 


Project Narrative:

Located on a major historic street in Providence on College Hill, the design of the Vedanta Society is intended to respect its institutional and residential neighbors and create a street edge compatible with the walkable community. An eye to energy efficiency and cost effective yet durable materials was an important factor of the Vedanta Society’s design.  Features such as a green area with sunscreens and deep overhangs provide a tranquil garden area within a very tight urban site, and also reduce cooling loads in the summer. A dry well is used to mitigate excess stormwater and planting areas mitigate 50% of stormwater.


Click on a photo to view full size:

Address: 227 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906