Brown University President Ruth Simmons, Special Preservation Award
Since taking office in 2001, Brown University President Ruth Simmons has undertaken a number of preservation-related projects of varying scales. During President Simmons’ tenure, Brown has engaged in renovations of the Metcalf Chemistry Laboratory and Metcalf Research Laboratory, the Faunce House, Rhode Island Hall, and Pembroke Hall, and the rehabilitation and relocation of the Peter Green House to make room for the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The rehabilitation of the “Little Nemo” manufacturing facility to house the Alpert Medical School has been a major accomplishment in expanding the University’s presence in the Jewelry District. In addition to these accomplishments, Brown has also worked to bring new life to underutilized, University-owned houses on College Hill through the “Brown to Brown” program.
Under President Simmons’ guidance, Brown has strengthened its reputation as a sensitive and responsive community partner.