Brown University Department of Computing and Information Services
The Department of Computing and Information Services at Brown is responsible for IT support within the university.Show More +
DBVW worked closely with the CIS team to create a new office environment that responds to their specific workflows and interdepartmental collaboration needs. Designed to feel like a modern technology hub, this interior-fit out and renovation project transforms the way the CIS team works. By incorporating open office design principles, the new space encourages collaboration and ease of information sharing.
In their previous workspace, the CIS team struggled with ease of communication and collaboration among different groups within the department. They were eager for their new workspace to facilitate interaction and a sense of community among staff members as well as create an office environment that promotes employee happiness and wellbeing.
Designed to feel like a modern technology hub, while integrating with Brown University’s overall aesthetic, the new office design transforms the way the CIS team is able to work by incorporating open office design principals to promote collaboration and ease of information sharing. Large conference rooms, small breakout rooms, and the open office design ensures that every form of team collaboration has a dedicated space. A large lecture room provides space for multiple teams to information share in a formal classroom setting. The design also includes small phone and privacy rooms, which are important additions to an open concept workspace.
A new open and inviting kitchen area is designed to provide a place for respite and connection between staff members. Bold colors throughout create a welcoming and energetic environment, inspiring creative thought, communication, and productivity.