SARA NY Recognizes Brown University Brook Street Residence Halls with a 2024 Design Award

June 12, 2024

Brown University Brook Street Residence Halls have received a SARA NY 2024 Design Award.

On the southeastern edge of Brown University’s campus, the all-electric Brook Street Residence Halls provide an inviting residential community that will re‑shape Brown’s connection to its surrounding neighborhood. Born out of an institutional goal to expand on-campus housing options for undergraduates, the 125,500 SF residence halls add 353 beds and an improved public pedestrian experience along an important north-south corridor in Providence’s East Side.

Behind the scenes, the project’s all-electric, high-performance design employs a hybrid steel and cross-laminated timber structure to minimize the environmental impact of both the residence hall and the construction process. It contributes to the university’s de-carbonization pledge of cutting campus greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2040. 

The SARA NY Design Awards celebrates excellence in architecture and design from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines.