Brown University, 164 Angell
This renovation elevated the existing Brown Office Building, a 1960s precast concrete box, into 164 Angell, a new academic hub for research.
Occupied by University administration and finance, the project is now home to a growing Carney Institute for Brain Sciences, the Data Science Initiative (DSI), the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB), as well as the Department of Education and the Annenberg Institute. Located on Thayer Street above the bookstore, the project gut-renovated three floors and opened the building envelope to expansive views of campus and greater Providence.
A pinwheel pattern of curtain wall maximizes natural light and fosters campus connections at a busy intersection. The flexible floorplates are equipped with open workstations, collaboration/convening spaces, writable walls, private offices, and varying scales of meeting areas. The design updated building systems and provided new data infrastructure.
An Innovation Zone, a maker space, and testing rooms further support the groundbreaking research of the departments.
164 Angell is designed to spark discoveries, while enriching campus life.