University groups move into collaborative hub that allows for more efficient research, innovation
As the scaffoldings came off of the University’s newest completed construction project, a renovation of 164 Angell St., occupants from five different divisions across campus moved into the office space.
The building now houses the Carney Institute for Brain Science, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, the Data Science Initiative, the Department of Education and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
Following the relocation of the administrative staff from 164 Angell St. — formerly known as the Brown Office Building — the space has transformed into a “vibrant multidisciplinary hub,” wrote Provost Richard Locke P’18 in an email to The Herald.
The renovation not only improved the interior design and work environment for its occupants; it also allowed for “several centers, institutes (and) departments” to move into the same building, Locke wrote. With related research centers and departments located in such proximity, the project aims to “promote greater synergies and opportunities for collaboration,” he added. The Brown Office Building was formerly characterized by its “narrow and dark interiors.”