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Rendering of  Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies Providence College
<p>Rendering of Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies</p>

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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