Brown University Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Brown University Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World


Providence, RI




15,000 SF


Brown University


Anmahian Winton Architects


2011 IES Illumination Award of Merit


© Peter Vanderwarker

This complete interior renovation revitalizes graduate studio space, faculty offices, and the 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.

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