Brown University Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Academic | Daylighting

LOCATION: Providence, Rhode Island
COMPLETED: 2010
SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
OWNERS: Brown University
ARCHITECT: Anmahian Winton Architects
AWARDS: 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture
  2011 IES Illumination Award of Merit
  2011 BSA Honor Award for Design Excellence
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Peter Vanderwarker

DESIGN TEAM:Paul Zaferiou
 Justin Brown

This complete interior renovation revitalizes graduate studio space, faculty offices, and library. The two-story core is bathed in daylight from large windows and a cleverly baffled skylight, with an intricate wood slat element controlling glare.

The upper mezzanine receives diffuse daylight from large, carefully sculpted light wells, illuminated at night from easily-accessed hidden linear T5HO cove uplights.

Tall custom-built shelving lines the two-story main space’s perimeter. Books and artifacts are lighted from above with cantilevered linear T5HO fixtures.

Recessed multi-head CMH accents in two small gallery spaces light ancient artifacts from the Institute’s collection.

Faculty offices within the core are clad in obfuscating multi-wall polycarbonate panels that glow from ambient light while maintaining privacy. A recessed T8 lensed downlight at the interior wall and an LED task light provide all necessary supplemental lighting, under occupancy sensor control.

Multi-zoned fluorescent pendants and compact fluorescent downlights are used to light the expandable lecture space. Daylight-responsive and preset scene controls provide versatility for various functions.