Stephen Robert Campus Center, Brown University

Stephen Robert Campus Center, Brown University

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Providence, Rhode Island


Brown University's Stephen Robert Campus Center is housed in two buildings, Faunce House, a 1904 structure designed by McKim Mead and White, Faunce House, and an addition by Howe and Church of 1930.  The buildings are connected by an arch, which is one of the main pedestrian access points to the center of campus.  Schwartz/Silver’s major renovation has created a campus information center, a new food venue, spaces for a variety of student organizations, informal gathering areas, and meeting and event spaces that will foster interaction and collaboration.  The passage of the arch itself has been opened up with glazed walls and a two level accessible entrance, bringing light and views into the center of the complex.



LEED Gold Certified

The project is a model for how to preserve a historically important building, while creating a vibrant modern campus center that reflects the needs of the students and faculty. The project has been an overwhelming success. In the words of University President Ruth Simmons, it is ‘creating wonderful new opportunities for joint projects and performances, new conversations and connections. This vibrant place is alive with the activity we long imagined as part of such a center’
— Michael McCormick, former Assistant Vice President


Structural Engineer: Roome & Guarracino, LLC
Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Engineer: Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Michael Wasser Associates
Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes, Inc.
Acoustic Consultant:  Acentech
Food Service Consultant: Ricca Newmark Design
Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
Photographer: © Warren Jagger Photography Inc.