Brown University plans to construct an integrated life sciences building in the Jewelry District, a neighborhood of Providence, R.I.
The facility would provide laboratory space for researchers in biology, medicine, brain science, bioengineering, public health and other disciplines, the university says in a news release.
University officials say the Jewelry District location would let researchers collaborate more easily with scientists and physicians at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the School of Engineering.
The university's Committee on Budget and Finance of the Corporation of Brown University has approved the selection process for an architect. Construction is expected to take four to five years.
Brown’s existing primary research facilities include the Biomedical Center and Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine, and School of Public Health. All are at or near maximum capacity, and some need significant renovations to address deferred maintenance.