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Brown University Wellness Center and Residence

Providence, RI
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

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  • Sq. footage


The design of this building is centered on a holistic approach to wellness and well-being, which is likewise the approach to sustainable design. The structure is a hybrid of steel framing and CLT, which is left exposed and provides building residents with natural wood ceilings. Infused with a commitment to well-being, the interior connects users to several outdoor courtyard rooms to further amplify the healing aspects of direct access to nature. Public programming on the lower levels is referred to as areas for “fusion,” where residents, students, patients, staff and clinicians can come together as a larger community centered on well-being.

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  • Material Types:

    Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)

Companies Involved:
  • Stephen Stimson Associates

    Landscape Architect

  • HLB Lighting Design

    Lighting Designer

  • William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.


  • Kalin Associates


  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

    Civil Engineer

  • Acentech Inc.

    Acoustic Engineer

  • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

    Geotechnical Engineer

  • Environmental Systems, Inc.

    Mechanical Engineer

  • Sterling Engineering Co., Inc.

    Electrical Engineer

  • Harry Grodsky & Co., Inc.

    Plumbing Engineer

  • LeMessurier Consultants

    Structural Engineer

  • Andelman & Lelek Engineering

    Energy Modeling Consultant

  • The Green Engineer

    Sustainability Consultant

  • LeMessurier Consultants

    Structural Engineer

  • Rossi Electric Co.

    Electrical Contractor

  • Shawmut Design & Construction

    Construction Manager

  • Jensen Hughes

    Code & Fire Alarm

  • Encore Fire Protection

    Fire Protection