Opened in 1970, the Brown Office Building, located at 164 Angell Street, is a four-story building plus basement and mezzanine that is home to the Brown Bookstore and until recently was occupied by several administrative groups, all of whom have relocated to South Street Landing. The moves are in alignment with Brown’s strategic plan, Building on Distinction and the Handbook for Physical Planning, which have as a guiding principle to “prioritize academic uses on College Hill”. The intent of the project is to provide contemporary accommodations for several interrelated academic groups on the upper floors, including targeted exterior enhancements and building-wide system upgrades.
The academic groups co-locating at 164 Angell Street include the Carney Institute for Brain Science, the Data Science Initiative (DSI) and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB). In addition, the Department of Education and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform are slated to relocate to the building as part of this project.
The Brown Bookstore, located on the ground, mezzanine, and basement floors of 164 Angell, is not part of the project and will remain operational.