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RISD Students Get Cradle to Grave Look at Boston Precast

Rhode Island School of Design student's taking part in the 2014 Precast Studio took part in a day-long precast-related tour in Boston. Led by Robert Del Vento Jr., of Coreslab Structures and Rita Seradarian of PCI Northeast. Students in the program are either 4th year undergraduate students or graduate students.

"We were able to give the students a look at the design process from beginning to end," says Del Vento. "We started the day at architecture firm Add, Inc. where architect Michael Moorehead gave a presentation that reviewed design considerations and examples of projects using architectural precast concrete cladding materials. Then we went on a walking tour to a project recently completed at 319 A Street, followed by visiting the installation at the Pier 4 Luxury Apartments. It allowed the students to see precast from cradle to grave."