Brown University ERC

Project Overview

Sector: Education
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Year Completed: 2017


  • 80,000 sq.ft. / 3 floors
  • Private Offices
  • Workstations
  • Break Rooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Cafeterias


  • Develop an innovative, world-class research facility
  • Foster both formal and informal collaboration
  • Accommodate an expanding research and teaching enterprise


  • Leveraged MultiGeneration High Task chairs in research labs to maximize mobility between equipment and work tables
  • Specified Interpole by Antenna Design to delineate space and create shared spaces for individual work or collaboration
  • Installed a mix of hard and soft seating in the main community area to adapt to a variety of workstlyes


  • Research labs that adapt to the constant back and forth when working with high-end, delicate equipment
  • A collection of shared spaces that provide all the necessary tools for individual, focused work or small-to-medium group work
  • Intelligently planned space that maximizes the building's footprint without compromising performance or inhibiting the research process


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