This Wednesday the much anticipated new building for the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles will be open to the public. Formally the home for the Department of Human Services, the new DMV site will be located in the Aime J. Forand Building in Cranston. The 70,000 square foot headquarters will replace the previous and "temporary" DMV that was located in Pawtucket. The new DMV has twenty-eight license and registration counters, a cafe, and provides generous open spaces.
The Aime J. Forand Building was repurposed and renovated by Lerner, Ladds + Bartels Architects and Dimeo Construction. Malcolm Grear Designers developed the exterior and interior wayfinding system for the building.