Rendering of  Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies Providence College

Rendering of Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies

Work begins on business school facility at Providence College

$30 million facility set to open in 2017

Providence College in Providence, R.I., has broken ground on a $30 million building to house its school of business.

The Providence Journal reports that the The 64,000-square foot building is set to open in early 2017. It will be named the Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies, in honor of donors who gave $5 million to help construct the facility.

The four-story structure will include a glass atrium entrance, classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, collaboration rooms, interview suites, and a student café, among other features.

The architect is Symmes Maini & McKee Associates.

Arthur Ryan is an alumnus of Providence who went on to become president of Chase Manhattan Bank and president and CEO of Prudential Insurance Co. of America.

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