Work completed at 315 Thayer Street for Brown University

September 18, 2012 - LLB Architects recently completed work on a dormitory building for Brown University at 315 Thayer Street. In this design/build collaboration with Gilbane Building Company, we renovated 23,900 sf of the existing masonry building. The four–story apartment building was converted to suite–style dormitory units made up of 59 single bedrooms while maintaining the historic character of the original architecture.

The interior was reconfigured while maintaining load-bearing walls to the greatest extent possible, minimizing the cost of construction. Interior work also included updated egress stairways, a new elevator, new lobby area, kitchen and common space in the basement, along with upgraded mechanical and laundry rooms. The exterior courtyard was upgraded to accomodate an accessible entrance and site improvements in landscape and lighting.

This project is one of many projects completed this summer including renovations of the bedrooms and courtyards at Kenney Quad, renovations of Miller and Metcalf Halls, renovation of the bedrooms, lounges, and corridors of Andrews Hall, and the conversion of the Offices of Residential Life and Campus Life into student rooms at Wayland Hall.

From the Brown University press release:

Summer doesn't mean a slower pace at Brown. With less than three months to complete their work, construction crews were full-steam ahead, making improvements to several residence halls renovations and the atheltics complex.

It’s a different campus from the one students left behind in May. Facilities management was hard at work over the summer months, wrapping up several major projects including residence hall renovations and improvements at the athletics complex.

In total, the work around campus created more than 300 construction jobs over the summer, including 38 jobs through Building Futures, an initiative that aims to help low-income workers move into careers in the construction trade through an apprenticeship program.

Read more of the press release at Brown University.