Department of Mathematics Building, Brown University

Providence, RI

The Department of Mathematics had outgrown their existing facilities, a 19th Century wood framed house with a 1980’s brick addition on a prominent urban corner. Brown University engaged KITE to reorganize the existing space and provide new construction on the limited remaining buildable lot.

The first floor was completely reorganized with an emphasis on improving internal circulation and functional efficiency. Responding to the scale and forms of the residential campus, new construction is intended to visually separate the historic house from the rest of the complex. KITE provided offices for 30 faculty members and 40 graduate students, as well as administration, conference and seminar rooms, and common meeting space. The existing lecture hall remains as an independent space, isolated from other Math Department facilities in order to be used by the entire university community.


Honor Award, AIA Rhode Island, 1994