NIRSA has awarded Brown University's new Fitness and Aquatics Center the "Outstanding Sports Facility" honor. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the building incorporates the historic cupola and clock from the University's former Marvel Gymnasium. Malcolm Grear Designers designed all of the exterior and interior signs as well as the donor recognition program.Read More
Brown University recently dedicated its new aquatics and fitness center complex. Ground was broken for the project in May of 2010 and the center opened by general use in April of 2012. Over five hundred construction jobs were created to complete the project. Malcolm Grear Designers designed the interior and exterior signs as well as the donor recognition system for the new complex.Read More
Continuing its plan to improve campus facilities, Brown University recently put the finishing touches on a renovated athletic complex. Located on Hope Street and Lloyd Avenue and designed to fit in with the surrounding architecture, the complex is comprised of three distinct centers. Brown University Facilities Management asked Malcolm Grear Designers to design the exterior and interior wayfinding signage and donor recognition system for the new complex.Read More
Last Thursday, the cupola from Brown University's former Marvel Gymnasium was placed upon the new Nelson Fitness Center. The cupola honors the legacy of two brothers, Henry and Charles Aldrich, who donated generously to Brown's previous athletic center building that was built in the 1920s. Malcolm Grear Designers is currently engaged to design the sign and donor recognition system for new Aquatics and Fitness Center.Read More
Brown University's continuing growth has produced the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts which was completed this past winter. Malcolm Grear Designers developed the signs and donor recognition system for the building.Read More
This year's graduating class at Brown University passed through the newly renovated Faunce Arch. The arch includes an interpretation of the University's brand, rendered in large, truncated, letterforms "BROWN" reversed against a red background. These are integrated into the east side of the arch along with a new campus map and directory. The result is a warm and welcoming visual statement that greets pedestrians approaching the arch from either direction.
Malcolm Grear Designers designed the Faunce Arch graphics, campus map, and directory in addition to the signs and donor recognition of the Stephen Roberts Campus Center.
Malcolm Grear Designers designed a system of fence-wraps and wayfinding for Brown University’s program of facilities renovation and new construction.Read More
The recently completed renovation of Faunce House features the creation of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center. One of the most visible improvements to the building is the renovation of Faunce Arch, one of the busiest portals into Brown's spacious Main Green. In accordance with the architects' (Schwartz/Silver Architects) vision, the arch's brick walls have been replaced with tall glass surfaces, transforming this formerly dark passage into a clean, bright, and active entrance to the Campus Center. The use of glass and light also provide greater visibility in and out of the Welcome Center.
An integral part of the renovation was Malcolm Grear Designers' treatment of the signs and donor recognition. Most noticeable among the signs is their interpretation of the University's brand, rendered in large, truncated, letterforms "BROWN" reversed against a red background. These are integrated into the east side of the arch along with a new campus map and directory. The result is a warm and welcoming visual statement that greets pedestrians approaching the arch from either direction.
The project's donors are recognized through a system of beautiful red and black slate plaques which name several of the Center's prominent spaces such as the Leung Family Gallery, Petteruti Lounge, and Kasper Multipurpose Room. Read more about the Faunce House renovation in the current issue of the Brown Alumni Magazine.
View more images of the Campus Center.
Have a look at the sights and sounds of more than 700 recently admitted students at Brown University. The audio slideshow includes a photo (at 00:46 sec) of a student relaxing in front of the Building Brown construction fence scrim.
The collage of campus architecture is a well-recognized part of the Building Brown brand developed by Malcolm Grear Designers for the University's Campaign for Academic Enrichment. The Building Brown scrim and wayfinding sign system provides a pedestrian-friendly and uniform look to the numerous construction and renovation projects at Brown.
Photography by Scott Kingsley.
After a period of slow sales, Brown's bookstore decided to make a drastic change. Other university bookstore's have been bought out by chain store corporations such as Borders and Barnes and Nobles. But Brown students and staff members fought this notion, and won.
Bookstore employees traveled to other stores around the country and came back with fresh ideas about how to make the store more appealing. Now, along with a wide selection of books, textbooks, apparel and school paraphernalia, the new store features a computer center, dorm furnishings, and a café.
Continuing its long line of work with Brown University, Malcolm Grear Designers was commissioned to design the new interior signs and wayfinding system. The signs work to enhance the Brown University brand and to create a clean and coherent messaging system that works in concert with the new character of the Bookstore.
Brown University recently broke ground for their new Creative Arts Center to be named the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, a $40-million arts center designed by New York architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The three story building will feature six different floor levels, split at half-story intervals, that will allow students to be able to easily view the adjacent spaces, up and below. The 35,000 square foot building will include an art gallery, a film-screening room, a recording studio, a multimedia lab, three production studios, and outside will be an amphitheater.
Malcolm Grear Designers developed the signs and donor recognition system for the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's cutting edge museum on Boston's waterfront.
Check out Michael Skocpol’s recent article in the Brown Daily Herald, which provides an in-depth look at Brown University President, Ruth Simmons’ bold vision for bringing sweeping improvements to the University’s campus, facilities, and programs.
You will see photos that accompany the article showing the Building Brown construction fence-wraps, maps, and wayfinding sign system, all developed by Malcolm Grear Designers. This effort helps Brown to beautify the areas under construction and to guide students, faculty, visitors, and the local residents through the campus.
Starting in the summer of 2007, Malcolm Grear Designers designed a system of fence-wraps and wayfinding for Brown University’s program of facilities renovation and new construction. As part of Brown’s Plan for Academic Enrichment initiative, “Building Brown” will transform the core campus, enhancing not only the quality of academic life, but the quality of community life as well. For the duration of the project, the system developed by Malcolm Grear Designers provides thousands of feet of construction fence-wrap (with a repeating collage of buildings), directional signs and maps, and a hand-held map provided to students.