Smithfield, RI – LLB Architects will be working with Bryant University of Smithfield on a new learning facility for its expanded Physician Assistant program. LLB has been working collaboratively with the university to program, plan, and design a 10,000sf facility that includes simulation laboratories, lecture classrooms, and offices for faculty and staff. The project, an expansion of the existing Unistructure building, will provide students with a state-of-the-art space to develop their skills and prepare them to excel in their careers.
In May, the university will break ground on a $6 million addition to the Unistructure building on campus that will house the Physician Assistant Learning Center, according to Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley. He also announced that the university is establishing a School of Health Sciences within a year that will be anchored by a graduate physician assistant program set to start in January 2015.
LLB is working collaborative with medical education and healthcare consultant Lavallee Brensinger Architects for specialized program spaces, civil engineers Joe Casali Engineering, mechanical engineers Wozny/Barbar & Associates, structural engineers Odeh Engineers, and landscape architects Diane C. Soule & Associates.
The Center for Teaching and Learning at Bryant University is part of a larger project to masterplan and renovate the Unistructure building. The suite includes classrooms and open environments for the school’s Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) and several other specialized learning programs. The idea was to create different types of spaces to accommodate the range of tutoring services that the center offers, whether private one-on-one tutoring, or collaborative sessions, or lecture environments.