This two-building project on opposite sides of Brook Street on the southern end of campus provided 355 beds and student common spaces on the Brown University Campus. Located adjacent to existing residence halls on the East and West sides of the project and with residential neighbors to the south, the new residence hall is for Brown upper-level students who wish to balance living individually in single rooms with life in a residential community supported by kitchens, study, and living spaces. The unit typology includes two and four-person suites with clusters of students around communal living facilities.
This Design-Build project was built with the assigned firm of TenBerke Architects. Preparation of the sites included removing parking lots and demolishing two houses and one commercial building. The scope included all-electric buildings with VRF heating and cooling. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) was incorporated as part of the design-build process, resulting in greater energy efficiency and cost savings.
The Brook Street Residences was Dimeo’s twelfth assignment on the Brown University campus.