The new building for the Division of Applied Mathematics will provide offices, seminar rooms, spaces for group research projects, and common areas for students and faculty.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Faculty and students from Brown’s Division of Applied Mathematics have started moving into their new digs.

Construction on the new building for applied mathematics on the corner of Hope and George streets wrapped up earlier this month. The three-story, 13,000-square-foot structure sits next door to the existing applied mathematics building at 182 George St.

The new building provides office space for applied mathematics faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and visitors, as well as meeting and seminar rooms. The facility takes the place of two small residential-style buildings along Manning Walk, which will be removed to make room a new School of Engineering Building.

Open spaces
Graduate student Alexis Cook takes notes as she works with colleague Xiang Li and postdoc David Caspar

Bjorn Sandstede, chair of the Division of Applied Mathematics, said he and his colleagues are excited about the new space.

“It will provide us with flexible office space, open spaces with blackboard-painted walls to stimulate informal discussions, meeting space for research groups, and a large seminar room that can be used for presentations but will also serve as a common room for students and faculty alike,” Sandstede said. “We hope that the entire applied math community, including undergraduate and graduate students, will use the new collaborative spaces.”

Architecture Research Office, a firm based in New York City, oversaw the design of the structure, and Shawmut Design and Construction managed the construction. Landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol is designing the building’s surroundings, including green space between the new structure and the existing applied mathematics building.