Brown University School of Engineering

Engineering Research Center

Engineering Research Center

The new Engineering Research Center (ERC) will launch research that will have a transformational impact on society.

Architect: KieranTimberlake
Contractor: Shawmut Design and Construction
Project Completion: October 2017

Building Features

  • A nano-technology cleanroom 
  • An advanced imaging suite 
  • A bio cleanroom 
  • Large- and small-scale collaboration spaces 
  • Open-plan laboratories on the second and third floors 
  • A multi-functional commons, café, and meeting space on level one 
  • Outdoor eating area adjacent to the café; green spaces for collaboration and relaxation 
  • Innovative energy-saving strategies such as external vertical fins to manage solar gain from the west and south 
  • Advanced multi-disciplinary undergraduate teaching lab