Published 05/13/15

Bryant Builds: A plan that will add more than 250,000 square feet of innovative facilities

Bryant Builds is the largest and most transformative facilities initiative since Bryant’s move from Providence to Smithfield 45 years ago, adding more than 250,000 square feet both at the Smithfield campus and in Zhuhai, China.

The dramatic new facilities for the next generation of innovative leaders are made possible by more than $15 million in leadership gifts to Bryant’s capital campaign, Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future. Bryant has already raised more than $46 million toward the $75-million campaign goal, the largest fundraising effort in the University’s history.

Under the leadership of University President Ronald K. Machtley, the historic Bryant Builds initiatives include:

  • A new entrance, integrated landscape, and point of arrival;
  • A 50,000-square-foot Academic Innovation Center opening in fall 2016;
  • A Bulldog Strength and Conditioning Center, completed in summer 2015;
  • A 78,000-squre-foot Indoor Practice Facility featuring a state-of-the-art indoor turf field with a full 100 yards of turf;
  • Enhancements to the Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center, including a Sports Medicine and Training Center;
  • Bryant University Zhuhai, a joint venture with Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai campus. Bryant’s Chinese partners have invested 100 percent of the capital for this project.

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