This project involved a major structural reconfiguration of an existing historic building in Providence’s Jewelry District for conversion into the new home of Brown University’s Warren Alpert School of Medicine.
The existing structure was a cast-in-place concrete building, 1940s vintage, with closely spaced round concrete columns. In order to transform the building into a modern academic facility, numerous columns and floor areas were removed, maintaining the existing historic building envelope, to make way for large new auditoriums, spacious anatomy labs and medical student classrooms.
Major structural work was also required to accommodate new mechanical and electrical systems for the entire facility.
The project was completed on a design build basis with Suffolk Construction as Construction Manager, and Ellenzweig Architects.