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View the drone fly over of the Calabria Plaza

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Calabria Plaza

Calabria torch completed

Science Complex and newHickey Addition

​​Workers are installing the insulation and exterior curtain-wall system on the science complex.

science complex curtain wall

​​The Hickey addition will be the home for the new chemical storage facility, the emergency control center for the complex fire alarm systems and the roof will act as the observatory for the Physic Department’s telescopes.

Hicken addition contruction

The benches have been installed

The benches have been installed and granite is now being installed along the interior of the plaza.

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First the TecHub now iHelp is coming to the lower level of the Phillips Memorial Library

The iHelp suite is a collaboration between campus departments that will provide teaching, learning, and research through technology. This unified service center includes the integration of the existing IT Help Desk and AMS support into a centralized location.

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New offices and Tech Bed

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Read the story behind the dedication of the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Moore Hall

​”Reflecting Forward’ participants: Progress must continue.​

Center for Inclusive Excellence at Moore Hall

Pictured here is a common area located to the right of the lobby entrance.

CIE commo area

The Boulingy Lounge is located on the first floor and is a large multi-purpose space.

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Collaborative space also has computer workstations

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Classrooms will have television monitors mounted on all walls

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Cafe has full kitchen for catering events which includes three dedicated outlets for catering warming units.

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Foundation and footings are in

FDC Foundation contruction

Ruane Friar Development Center steel

Deducation of the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Moore Hall

Fr. Brian Shanley, Raphael Zapata, and trustees Duane Bouligny ’94 and Andre Owens, Esq ’85 were speakers at the dedication program.

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Science Complex – Albertus Renovation

M​etal stud framing has already begun on the lower level and first floor, and the rooms are starting to take shape. Ductwork also runs along the ceilings on these two levels. Teams will work to do the same on the second and third floors.

Science complex 2nd floor duct work

Drywall for the Center for Inclusive Excellence is going up

Pictured is the student collaboration room with an alcove for high top computer stations.

Moore Hall drywall

Ruane Friar Development Center

Column and wall footings forms are already in place and awaiting rebar.
FDC rebar
Rebar for the deep foundations along the south wall of the Ruane Friar Development Center are being installed. Grade beam footings have already been formed and poured.
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The Calabria torch has been delivered and set in place

Contractors are now working to place electrical lines for uplighting of the sculpture as well as placing the steel grid for the glass stone that will surround the torch.

torch being delivered

Science Complex

Pumper trucks pump concrete up to the second level of the addition as workers place the second level floor slab.

Science complex concrete pumper trucks

Science complex 2nd floor

The Hickey Hall addition steel has been erected. The second level will provide an observation deck for students and professors to set up telescopes.

Hickey Hall addition

Science Complex Topping off Ceremony

After a brief speaking program and blessing by President Brian Shanley, O.P., the final beam is raised on the Science Complex.

Science Complex topping off blessing

Science Complex topping off beam raising

Science Complex Topping off Ceremony

Members of the PC community are invited to the Providence College Science Complex construction site on Tuesday, Aug. 22 for the traditional topping-off ceremony, during which construction personnel will place the topmost steel beam, marking an important milestone in this multi-year project. The event will take place on the walkway between the Ruane Center for the Humanities and the work site. Gates will open at 11 a.m., at which time community members are invited to sign their names to the beam. A blessing and short speaking program are scheduled for 11:30, after which the beam will be placed.

Huxley Avenue Campus Transformation Phase B

​​Looking eastward, the new walks down toward Glay Field, Bedford, and Davis now offer some great views of the downtown skyline and Friars softball field.
Walkway skyline

Boulder walls and new stairs now break up the Guzman hill.
Guzman walkway

The addition at Albertus Magnus is moving along

Hickey Hall addition

Moore Hall demolition of the three large classrooms ​​is complete

Now workers begin the process of preparing the new space which will include office space, classroom space and multifunction rooms for the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Moore Hall.

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Granite veneer install on the overlook has begun

Workers are putting on the granite veneer to the back radial walls of the overlook.
Overlook granite wall install veneer

Demo work on Moore Hall has begun

Moore Hall demo

Iron workers attach cross beams

In just over a day, much of the steel has been erected. Here iron workers attach cross beams and the first floor begins to take shape.

Science complex steel

Foundation walls for the Hickey Hall addition

Foundation walls for the Hickey Hall addition are formed and being poured.

Hickey Hall wall addition

The Science Complex Addition lower level slab is almost ready to be poured. The wire mesh shown will act as reinforcement within the concrete slab.

Hickey Hall addition slab

Foundations for the Overlook have been poured and are awaiting finish work

Huxley foundation for overlook

Teams remove forms on the Calabria Torch wall

Calabria plaza wall

Huxley Transformation Phase B

Huxley Phase B wall

Excavation of the site has begun

Calabria Plaza excavation

Huxley Transformation Phase B

The granite veneer has begun to be installed along the radial walls at the Huxley/Eaton intersection. Seat wall foundations have been poured around Glay Field. This will be a great place to sit and watch the Friars.

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Looking north between Guzman and Glay Field the old Huxley Ave is no longer recognizable. The old Guzman hill is no longer. Looking forward to an improved walk up hill come September​​​​.

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Summer Projects Parking Changes

Please refer to the campus map below that will identify the corresponding “letter” to the area being addressed.

Starting Tuesday, May 23rd the portion of the “ring road” (A) from the library parking lot south of the Ruane Center will be closed to through traffic for the next 16 months.  The road west of Albertus/Sowa will be utilized for the necessary “lay-down” area to accommodate the new addition to the Science Complex.  Parking along that portion of the roadway from Harkins Drive to the construction gate (B) will be reserved for Admission/Visitor parking only.  Faculty/Staff that have been utilizing those spaces will be asked to consider parking in alternate Faculty/Staff lots and the two parking garages (Lennon/Anderson).  In addition, there will be limited parking around Harkins Hall as there will be an additional ten spaces reserved behind Harkins Hall (C) for Admission/Visitor parking.  Once again, we are asking those displaced to consider parking in one of the two garages on campus.  The spaces behind Harkins Hall will be clearly marked.

Also, as construction progresses on the Ruane Friar Development Center, parking in the Wardlaw/Cumberland Lot (D), will be diminished by approximately 45 spaces.  As a result of the property acquisitions, 100 spaces for faculty/staff use were able to be retained.  Entrance to that lot will be from Wardlaw Ave. and exiting will be through the new gate onto Lucille St.  Please note that the Wardlaw entrance to that lot is ONE WAY “in” as the Lucille St. exit is ONE WAY “out.”

In addition to these two areas of campus, the parking lot north of the Ryan School for Business Studies along Ventura Street (E), will be closed so as to create the permanent faculty/staff parking for September.  While this work is progressing, faculty/staff are asked to utilize the lot behind Hunt-Cavanaugh Hall (F).  Once the new lot on Ventura  St. is completed (mid-summer), we will ask faculty/staff to relocate from the Hunt-Cavanaugh Lot to the newly constructed lot. This will allow for drainage and realignment work to be completed in the Hunt-Cavanaugh Student Lot so as to be ready for the start of school in the fall.

The second phase of the Huxley Ave. Transformation Project will continue through the summer.  Pedestrian traffic will be redirected around work that will take place on the pathway between Accinno and Guzman Halls.  Work on this phase of the project is scheduled to be concluded by mid-August.

Summer 2017 Project Parking changes

New Red Oak planted on the Smith Squad

On May 4th, the College planted a new red oak on the Smith Quad. The tree is approximately 25’ tall and is over 30 years old. The tree was hand dug and then wrapped in burlap at a nursery in New Jersey. All the intricate weaving on the ball of the tree was done by hand. The tree weighed 16,000 pounds and was planted with the use of a crane.

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5/11/2017 - Huxley Transformation Phase B

​The bank from the new stone wall east toward Glay Field and the Parking lot is almost ready for landscaping. […]

5/8/2017 - ​​​​PC celebrates the formal dedication of the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies.

Arthur F. Ryan ’63 & ’90Hon. laughs with his classmate, Kevin J. Phelan ’66 & ’15Hon., as he rings a bell […]

5/3/2017 - Construction continues on the new stone wall

Construction continues on the new stone wall along the softball field. They are nearing the end of this long serpentine […]

4/12/2017 - Recycled material continues to be of high importance at PC

Picture 1 – The use of recycled material continues to be of high importance at PC. Here boulders that once […]

April 5, 2017 - Construction of the sculpture is currently underway

Design and engineering of the Calabria Plaza is complete. The construction of the plaza will begin within the next two […]

4/5/2017 - Workers begin the break down of existing stone walls at the southern end

Workers begin the break down of existing stone walls at the southern end of Huxley Avenue along Eaton Street. Stone […]

4/5/2017 - Design phase has been completed

Site enabling work has begun. Relocation of utility lines and plumbing underway.

2/27/2017 – Huxley Transformation Video Update

1/24/2017 - The soft opening of the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies was attended by many

Fr. Brian Shanley, President, Dr. Hugh Lena, Provost and Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, Dean of ​​​​School of Business led the event. […]

1/17/2017 - It's officially open for classes

From its incredible atrium to its state-of-the-art classrooms, the Ryan Center for Business Studies is spectacular.

1/6/2017 - Waterproofing of the new mechanical room

Waterproofing of the new mechanical room is completed to keep the space water tight until Phase 1B begins this summer. Demo […]

12/21/2016 - Hard at work outfitting, classrooms, offices and last minute touches on interior spaces for classes set to begin on January 17, 2017

Complete with site Christmas tree this classroom is finished awaiting final furniture. Monitors are up in our data labs. With […]

11/22/2016 - Gothic Arch Installed

The “gothic arch” installed at the west entrance of the new Arthur and Patricia Ryan School for Business Studies was […]

​11/17/2016 - Oak Tree for Smith Quad coming this spring

A red oak tree from a local nursey has been found for planting in the Smith quad. Unfortunately red oaks […]

11/03/16 - ​Mill work panels are being ins​talled along the addition's second floor

The curtain wall for the finance lab and mesa continues.

10/24/2016 - Mechanical room roof is being prepped

Picture 1- Mechanical room roof is being prepped.  Once the room is water tight, mechanical equipment can be moved in.  Picture 2 […]

9/8/2016 - Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies

Drywall is up and offices are taking shape on Dore’s second floor​.

8/26/2016 - A mixture of old and new at the Ryan Center for Business Studies

The original brick work will also be seen in the interior of the building as well. A blending of the […]

8/25/2016 - ​Exciting changes happening on east campus

The glass wall is in place on the back side of the Center for Business Studies. An outside patio area […]

8/24/2016 - Road heading down to the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center

Road heading down to the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies and new traffic turnaround. This road will […]

8/23/16 - New guard house in place in the circle

Granite pavers fill the outer ring of the roundabout circle, and behind the serpentine wall nears completion. ​A Bioretention system […]

8/5/2016 - Racks for temporary utility lines have been installed on south wall of Albertus

New mechanical room construction scheduled for the Fall.

8/5/2016 - Standing on second floor bridge looking north you feel dwarfed by the side of the halo skylights

This space will be flooded with natural light. Looking south from the bridge, framing of classrooms is coming together. Dimeo […]

7/22/2016 - Albertus Hall Renovation and Expansion

A great-uncle’s gift provides $1 million to help renovate and expand PC Science Complex. Read more about the Science Complex renovation…

7/8/2016 - View from the second floor above main entrance

Second floor classrooms are being framed.

7/8/2016 - Starting to take shape

7/6/2016 – Work on preparing site for construction of new mechanical room has begun

Workers on south wall are installing racks that will hold temporary utility conduit running to the existing mechanical room until […]

5/18/2016 - Panaromic view of the atrium under construction

Halo skylights cut in above the main entrance.

4/25/2016 - Topping Off Ceremony a big success

4/7/ 2016 - The steel at the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies is going up fast

The Topping-Off ceremony is scheduled for April 15.

​​4/7/2016 -The Huxley Avenue utility relocation project is underway

Workers are digging a trench to relocate new pipe to cross Huxley.

3/11/2016 - Steel started going up on Monday at the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center

Steel started going up on Monday at the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies and the atrium is […]

10/5/2015 - A Beacon of Innovation- PC breaks ground​ on new School of Business

Read the entire story here.

9/11/2015 - Interior Dore Hall demolition is almost complete

December 2014- American Sports Builders Association, Distinguished Track & Field Facilities

American Sports Builders Association, Distinguished Track & Field Facilities

November 2014- Bulfinch Award, Commercial/Institutional

Bullfinch Award

November 2014 - Schneider Arena

Outstanding Design

10/2014- Outdoor Classroom along Eaton Street

8/2014 - Outdoor Classroom behind Harkins Hall

4/28/2014 - Pictures of our students using the new outdoor pedagogical spaces

The Department of Art and Art History provided these pictures of our students using the new outdoor pedagogical spaces on […]

November 2013- Ruane Center, Outsta​nding Design​

11/8/2013 - The New Arts Theatre classroom in Guzman Hall

The New Arts Theatre classroom in Guzman Hall was designed and built to meet the special requirements involved in teaching […]

12/9/2012 - New art garden behind Hunt-Cavanagh

New Outdoor Classrooms​​ Enhance Teaching, Learning.

10/3/2012 - A new outside seating area has been constructed behind Aquinas Hall

This new space can be used as an outdoor classroom.