The Brown University Barus & Holley Building is located at 182 Hope Street, Providence, RI, between Waterman Street and George Street with entrances on all sides. The lobby is located in the southwest corner of the main floor. Room 190 is adjacent to the lobby just to the northwest, and is the location of workshop presentations (everything except lunch and reception events).

Satellite Venues:

See Map for directions to the Lincoln Field Building (Reception events, Wednesday, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.).  Enter the front door of Lincoln Field Building. Go straight through the inner door, then turn left. LF105 is down the hall ~12 meters.

See Map for direction to the Chancellors Dining Room (Lunch both days, noon to 1:20 p.m.).  Enter the main dining building entrance, up 1/2 flight of stairs, enter the student dining room, then turn left.  The Chancellor’s Dining Room is inside the first two doors.


Please see the Brown University webpage for visitor parking. Please note that parking instructions from previous workshop years no longer apply.

Local Accommodations

The Barus and Holley Building is located on the main Brown University campus near downtown Providence.  Brown University Travel Portal offers an array of suggestions for lodging and ground transportation, plus a host of useful links when planning your visit to the Providence area.  Most downtown hotels in Providence are walking distance to the Providence Amtrak/ Boston MBTA train station. They are also mostly within walking distance to the Barus and Holley Building, though a fairly steep uphill walk to campus.

The following hotels are well-recommended:

  • The Westin, along with other prominent brands are typically the more luxurious (and expensive) hotels in Providence.
  • The Hampton Inn and Suites Providence Downtown is the most economical downtown hotel.
  • The Biltmore is likely the most historic, yet a fair distance from the Brown University campus.
  • The Radisson Hotel Providence Harbor is the closest off- campus hotel, offering a 10 minute walk to the workshop. It is also somewhat remote (not downtown), though includes a nice ocean-front park across the street on Narragansett Bay.

Please note that the on-campus Brown University Inn is no longer available.