Department of
Facilities Management
Brown University
Box 1941
295 Lloyd Ave.
Providence, RI 02912

Facility Emergency:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

Service Request:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

Main Office:
Tel: (401) 863-7850
Fax: (401) 863-7885

LEED ® Facts
Nelson and Fitness Center
Providence, RI
LEED for New Construction, v3

Certification achieved January 2014

GOLD 64*
Sustainable Sites 21/26
Water Efficiency 4/10
Energy & Atmosphere 17/35
Materials & Resources 4/14
Indoor Environment Quality 10/15
Innovation & Design 6/6
Regional Priority 2/4
* Out of possible 110

The new JONATHAN M. NELSON FITNESS and KATHERINE MORAN COLEMAN AQUATICS CENTER was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and built by Shawmut Design and Construction, with landscape designed by Todd Rader + Amy Crews. The building provides a 10,000 square foot fitness loft, 3 exercise/dance studios, a cafe/lobby, and approximately 10,000 square feet of lockers, support, and administration space. In addition, a 12,000 square foot Strength and Conditioning facility for varsity athletes and a 56 meter pool was designed to be one of the fastest in the Ivy League. As part of the project, the Ittleson Quadrangle was created and is the heart of the athletics complex. The project also provides a new bus drop–off location for Meehan and Pizzitola, along with renovations to the entries of the existing athletic facilities (OMAC, Meehan, and Pizzitola). The building features a large array of solar panels and achieved a LEED Gold rating from the USGBC.

This website was created in cooperation with a Brown University Sustainable Design course and visualizes the Aquatics Fitness Center Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) scorecard. Additional detail about each category can be found by clicking on the category link in the recipe card at the top of each page. Tours of the building can be arranged by contacting the Project Manager. More information about the building and the Athletic programs in general can be seen at the Giving Brown stories page.


Facilities Project Manager:  John Cooke
Facilities Engineer:  John Faunce King
Design Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Civil Engineer: Woodard & Curran
MEP Engineer: Wozny Barbar & Asso
Commissioning: Stephen Turner
Contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction
Sustainability Consultant/LEED Administrator: Green Engineer