Brown University Builds Wellness Center and Residence Hall

Published 7-20-2020
  • Brown University - Wellness Center and Residence Hall
  • Brown University - Wellness Center and Residence Hall
  • Brown University - Wellness Center and Residence Hall
  • Brown University - Wellness Center and Residence Hall

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

  • Brown University - Wellness Center and Residence Hall

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

  • Brown University - Wellness Center and Residence Hall

    Courtesy of William Rawn Associates.

Brown University is constructing the 96,000-gsf Wellness Center and Residence Hall in Providence, R.I. Designed by William Rawn Associates, the facility collocates a 162-bed dormitory with a student hub offering physical, mental, and emotional health services. The sustainably designed building integrates a hybrid framing structure comprised of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and steel components. Featuring natural interior finishes, the facility will provide easily accessible outdoor spaces, with upper floors benefitting from exceptional views. The Wellness Center will be flanked by four courtyards, and a viewing garden will act as the centerpiece for the counseling and psychological services department. Fitwel, WELL, and LEED v4 certification will be sought for the project, which will leverage natural ventilation strategies and an energy recovery system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and optimize building performance. Shawmut Design and Construction is the construction manager for the facility, which is slated for occupancy in fall of 2021.

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Shawmut Design & Construction
Construction Manager