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Brown University College Hill

  • Brown University College Hill
  • Brown University College Hill
  • Brown University College Hill
  • Brown University College Hill
  • Brown University College Hill

Brown University’s 2006 report, “Strategic Framework for Physical Planning at Brown University,” identifies three interrelated principles around which Brown’s entire Institutional Master Plan is organized. Brown sought Kleinfelder’s expertise to create a materials management plan defined by these principles.

An Effective Plan for Campus Circulation

Brown sought to develop an efficient circulation infrastructure, consolidate the campus’ academic core, and move the campus beyond the confines of historic College Hill. Brown wanted an effective plan for successfully and efficiently expanding its service operations in a busy urban area.

Clustering Service Points on Campus

After studying existing circulation routes, vehicle delivery patterns, and core service functions, Kleinfelder identified opportunities to create operational efficiencies. By clustering service points on campus, removing trucks from public ways, developing a materials management system, and creating regional nodes for core services, Kleinfelder helped the University improve pedestrian safety, reduce traffic congestion, conserve resources, and streamline facilities. Futhermore, these efficiencies helped create additional real estate opportunities in support of future expansion.

Project Results

In addition to supporting Brown’s development principles and improving vehicle flow in the area, Kleinfelder’s advice helped foster compatibility with Brown’s historic neighborhood. Kleinfelder’s suggestions enhanced safety and campus green spaces, while eliminating the unsightly “Dumpster Alley” to allow creation of the new “Brown Walk.”

Project Details

Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University

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