brown university south campus masterplan

Providence, Rhode island


When Brown University acquired three streets from the City of Providence, we were asked to prepare a master plan recommending how the streets might be incorporated.  The street acquisition provided a unique opportunity to alter long standing campus boundaries and create larger campus blocks uninterrupted by city traffic. 


At the South Campus, our plan converted at the streets into pedestrian oriented landscapes that linked disparate preexisting buildings and linked back to the Main Campus quadrangle.  The green corridors included rain gardens to help manage storm water.  Additional gate points were recommended to improve campus connections and lessen the isolation of the Wriston Quadrangle. Vehicle access is improved for the Students with Disabilities center, and the pedestrian streets are designed to allow for vehicle access on move-in day and by the fire department.