Brown University-Residence Hall Renovations
- Practice Area
- Architecture Preservation Sustainability
- Providence, RI
Miller and Metcalf Halls flank Andrews Hall and form the historic center of the old Pembroke Quad.
CBT transformed Miller, Metcalf, and Andrews Halls into dedicated First Year housing with an emphasis on creating smaller communities within buildings by providing students with more locations at the floor level for studying and socializing.
Miller and Metcalf Halls flank Andrews Hall and form the historic center of the old Pembroke Quad. These buildings formerly contained almost all single occupancy bedrooms and to achieve the objectives of the plan, these halls received extensive renovation that included conversion to double occupancy rooms, the addition of small floor lounges, study areas, and social spaces, and replacement of all finishes and systems. To create smaller neighborhoods, these two buildings, which were formerly connected to Andrews Hall at certain levels, are now effectively independent structures and students no longer pass internally between buildings. The building exteriors have been restored, new elevators were installed, and ramps were designed and added to create accessible entries that are sensitive to the architecture of each building.