Brown University's continuing growth has produced the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts which was completed this past winter. Situated between two Victorian era houses, the building's unique and dynamic design brings a contemporary air to the historic East Side of Providence.
Designed by New York architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the three story building features six different floor levels, split at half-story intervals, that allow students to be able to easily view the adjacent spaces, up and below. At each landing, the architects designed "public living rooms," areas intended to invite conversations and colloborations. The 35,000 square foot building includes an first floor art gallery open to the public, a 35-millimeter film-screening room, a professional recording studio, a multimedia lab, three production studios, and outside amphitheater.
Malcolm Grear Designers developed the signs and donor recognition system for the building.
Brown University's press release provides the official details,additional information, and a slideshow of images of the building.