On a recent Friday, more than a hundred members of Brown University's science community quietly gathered to re-dedicate the Metcalf Chemistry Laboratory and Metcalf Research Laboratory. The renovated building will be the home of the Brown Corporation and the Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) community.
Working with Boston area architects Leers Weinzapfel, members of the CLPS department helped to define a building that encourages collaboration and an exchange of resources and ideas. From the renovated Susan P. and Richard A. Friedman Auditorium to the repurposing of a stairwell to become the MacDougald Family Library, the building's renovation is a transformation of a once dark, often flooded science lab into a 21st century LEED certified building that will sprout new ideas for the international scientific community.
Continuing a long standing relationship, Malcolm Grear Designers worked with Brown University to design the donor recognition for the auditorium and library. View this video to see a visual representation of the buildings transformation.