Keeping with Bryant's 155-year tradition of innovation, Bryant leaders and faculty continue to look ahead to ensure that students and the organization are well prepared to thrive no matter what the future holds. Higher education is changing, and Bryant is positioned to lead that change by developing curricula, pedagogies, and delivery systems that will prepare students for success, and create a legacy for generations to come.
The Academic Innovation Center (AIC) is the pinnacle achievement in a 20-year period of unprecedented growth, innovation, and transformation at Bryant University. It is the result of an intensive five-year development and design process to create a vibrant learning laboratory that removes traditional physical and intellectual boundaries to teaching and learning.
The AIC is a state-of-the art facility that provides an active, immersive, and collaborative learning environment supporting all academic programs at Bryant University. The new 48,290 sq. ft. building is organized around the Innovation Forum, a highly flexible space whose furnishings and whiteboards can be reconfigured to support various collaborative group learning activities. The building features tiered classrooms, flat-floor flexible classrooms, and breakout spaces to accommodate multimodal presentations and learning.
"The opening of the Academic Innovation Center is a strategic inflection point for Bryant University. We have created a world-class learning environment that aligns with Bryant's bold future. This transformational, world-class facility will be a legacy for generations to come." - Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley
"Bryant's Academic Innovation Center will be a catalyst for transformational education, preparing students for success whether they seek to make their mark in the corporate world, in law, or in the arts and sciences." - Glenn Sulmasy, Bryant University Provost
"Environment shapes behavior, so when you change the environment, things change." - Michael Roberto, D.B.A., Trustee Professor of Management
Gift of the Murray Family Charitable Foundation (Room 133)
Gift of Kimberly Roy Fryer ‘92 and Jeffrey Fryer ’91, P’19 with gratitude and in honor of esteemed professor, mentor, and friend
Dedicated October 14, 2016 (Room 130)
Nancy and Roger Roy P’92, GP‘19 Breakout Room
Gift of Kimberly Roy Fryer ‘92 and Jeffrey Fryer ’91, P’19 with gratitude and in honor of her parents Nancy and Roger Roy P’92, GP’19
Dedicated October 14, 2016 (Room 134)
Shirley and Jef Fryer P’91, GP‘19 Breakout Room
Gift of Kimberly Roy Fryer ‘92 and Jeffrey Fryer ’91, P’19 with gratitude and in honor of his parents Shirley and Jeff Fryer P’91, GP’19 2016
Dedicated October 14, 2016 (Room 135)