Workers will hoist the final steel beam into place for Brown’s new Applied Mathematics building during a topping-off ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. President Paxson and Mayor Elorza are among the speakers.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University will host a topping off ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, for a new building that will provide space for faculty and students from the Division of Applied Mathematics.

Workers will raise and place the project’s final structural beam, following brief remarks from Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Brown President Christina Paxson, Björn Sandstede, chair of the Division of Applied Mathematics, and Russell Carey, Brown’s executive vice president for planning and policy.

The three-story, 13,000 square-foot building will complement and share a common green space and garden court with the existing headquarters of the Division of Applied Mathematics at 182 George Street. The $10-million project is targeting a LEED Gold certification, with features including a storm water management system to reduce and treat runoff, and exterior “garden rooms” designed to maximize and activate campus open spaces.

Construction on the new facility began in November. Completion and occupancy are expected in December 2015.

Christina Paxson, president of Brown University
Jorge Elorza, mayor of Providence
Björn Sandstede, chair, Division of Applied Mathematics
Russell Carey, executive vice president for planning and policy, Brown University

Topping off of Brown University’s new Applied Mathematics building

Patio of the Barus and Holley Building
184 Hope Street, Providence
(corner of Hope and George Streets)

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015