October 17, 2022
Brown University has named Deborah Berke Partners to lead the design for their new Integrated Life Sciences Building. Set in Providence’s Jewelry District, the new building will bring state-of-the-art laboratory space for researchers in biology, medicine, brain science, bioengineering, public health, and other disciplines to work together on pressing health-related issues. Deborah Berke Partners has teamed with Ballinger on the project, and DBP Partner Noah Biklen will lead the project team.
“Not only does Deborah Berke Partners bring great skills as designers of urban projects, but they also have a nuanced understanding of how to work with an academic institution in which there are multiple internal and external stakeholders whose perspectives are essential in the effort to develop a complex building project,” University Architect Craig Barton said.
Deborah Berke Partners and Ballinger are currently working together on a Physical Science and Engineering building for Yale University and have also partnered individually with Brown. Ballinger designed Brown’s Sidney E. Frank Hall for the Life Sciences, which opened in 2006, and Deborah Berke Partners is leading the design of Brown’s under-construction Brook Street Residence Hall project, expected to open in 2023.
Aerial image of the Jewelry District in Providence, RI.
Read more about the Integrated Life Sciences Building project here