Brown University Library & Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio

Providence, RI
Interior architecture
Digital studio, makerspace, seminar rooms, consultation room, audio/visual rooms
6,000 sf
Credit List:
Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric Höweler, J. Meejin Yoon, Kyle Coburn, Hari Priya Rangarajan

The new Digital Studio within Brown University’s Rockefeller Library is both a renovation and an "upgrade" of a traditional media library into a contemporary Digital Studio. The design creates an open space for interaction and group work, surrounded by glass faced rooms for specific activities including a maker space, seminar room, consultation room, and audio-visual recording rooms. 

The project also included the redesign of the main circulation desk, which consists of a stone clad volume that contains all the circulation desk functions. The design transforms Rockefeller Library's existing Periodicals Room into a contemporary zone for collaboration, group learning and making.

The open flexible work spaces are equipped with custom fabricated rolling tables that nest to allow for the space to be reconfigured.