A new hub for the sciences fosters a spirit of collaboration on the Brown University campus
The Brown University Science Center was designed to support teaching and learning in the sciences and to provide one central location where people from all over the campus – from all of the various sciences – could come together to collaborate and share. With the goals of reducing the boundaries between the various disciplines and creating an atmosphere where students and faculty could work together, Bergmeyer was not only charged with designing a state-of-the-art facility, but also with creating a sense of community within it.
Equipped with the latest technologies, the new Science Center is a state-of-the-art teaching, learning, and study space inside Brown Sciences Library. Its flexible seating and pleasant environment encourage connections and interest in scientific endeavors. The Center has seven collaborative study rooms, an outreach laboratory, faculty offices, individual study space, and exhibit areas. Light filters through perimeter windows to the building core through interior glazing, activating the lively interior palette.
Rooms are equipped with video projection, writeable surfaces, smartboards, flat screens, and workstations with scientific software. Easily accessible resources including research databases and feeds from NASA and other scientific labs make the Center a compelling and engaging destination.