BOND Tops Off Bryant’s Academic Center


BOND project manager Dan Ramos signs the beam that will top off Bryant University’s new Academic Innovation Center.

Smithfield, RI – BOND, a full-service construction management and general contracting company, recently celebrated a topping-off ceremony for Bryant University’s new Academic Innovation Center, a two-story, 50,000sf building that will serve as a welcoming focal point for the Smithfield institution.

The Academic Innovation Center will foster a creative, immersive learning environment aligned with the university’s strategic plans to advance new models of innovative learning. Designed by Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP), the building houses classroom and collaboration space for Bryant students in both the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. The facility will also include a café and a 4,000sf Innovation Forum.

BOND is also at work on the expansion of Bryant’s Chace Wellness Center, which includes a two-story, 6,700sf addition and 3,400sf renovation along the east side of the existing Multipurpose Activities Center. Working closely with the design team at Sasaki Associates, BOND will expand a Training Room on the center’s first floor and construct office space for the Athletics Administration and Bryant’s Division 1 Football program on the second floor.


BOND CEO Frank Hayes and BOND resident Robert Murray outside of Bryant University’s new Academic Innovation Center

Slated for completion prior to the 2016 academic year, the Academic Innovation Center’s flexible learning environment will add particular value to Bryant’s nationally recognized “first-year experience program.”

BOND recently completed a 33,000sf renovation of the university’s Salmanson Dining Hall, which also included upgrades to the property’s kitchen, server, and adjacent office space.