Brown University – Housing Renewal Master Plan

The Housing Renewal & Modernization Plan for Brown University involved an intensive exercise to develop new standards and directions for all of Brown’s campus housing. It resulted in a proposal of a strategy to organize the campus into neighborhoods of similar class years. In order to achieve this vision, changes in occupancy patterns, room typology and common space distribution of many residence halls was proposed. Over twenty buildings were considered and the final plan considers the current and future use for each existing hall and proposed renovation plans, change in use or re-purposing for each of the University’s residence halls. The project was carried out in collaboration with Anderson Strickler, LLC.

The first projects to come out of this Plan were the gut renovation of a 1920’s era apartment building into suites for upper division students and the full renovation of the Pembrook Quad into a first-year neighborhood. Stegman+Associates created the bridging documents for both design/build delivery projects and assisted Brown in the selection of the CM/Architect team. Future projects will include re-positioning the four relatively unpopular 1960’s towers that comprise the center into super-suites of single bedrooms.