Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies

PC celebrates the formal dedication

Ryan Center Dedication

Arthur F. Ryan ’63 & ’90Hon. laughs with his classmate, Kevin J. Phelan ’66 & ’15Hon., as he rings a bell to symbolize the opening of the business school building.

Ryan Center Dedication Announcement


The soft opening of the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center

Fr. Brian Shanley, President, Dr. Hugh Lena, Provost and Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, Dean of ​​​​School of Business led the event. A formal Grand Opening and Dedication ceremony is scheduled for April 29, 2017.

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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.


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Last minute touches on interior spaces for classes

Complete with site Christmas tree this classroom is finished awaiting final furniture. Monitors are up in our data labs. With monitors and floor to ceiling white boards these classrooms allow for easy group collaboration.

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New offices are being outfitted with new furniture.

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The atrium shows off the wood accented Dore Hall windows and ceiling panels. – Looking west, the new steel arch is accented by the College’s eternal flame. From different angles the flame has orange, red, and blue hues to mimic that of a real torch.

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Large lecture hall is taking shape and almost ready for a coat of paint while second floor classroom is the first to be carpeted


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Gothic Arch Installed

The “gothic arch” installed at the west entrance of the new Arthur and Patricia Ryan School for Business Studies was designed with a couple of different purposes in mind. The architects at SMMA, while designing the building, were looking for a way to link the traditional gothic architecture of Harkins Hall with the more contemporary design of what will become the signature building of the newly integrated east campus. The Ryan School of Business’ tower at the west entry along with the newly installed gothic arch, continues the design rhythm of Harkins Hall that the architects in 1917 used to inspire the most iconic building on the campus. ​​The arch at the Ryan Center is a free standing 18 foot wide structure standing 30 feet high and weighing approximately 5 tons. It will serve as the location for the building name​​ which will be installed within the coming week. The arch outline will be lit with “LED” lighting concealed in the steel flange facing west.

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Mill work panels are being ins​talled along the addition’s second floor

The curtain wall for the finance lab and mesa continues.


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Fr. Shanley and Cabinet members tour the site with Mark Rapoza and Tim Carraher, Dimeo Construction


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

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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 old brick and the new glass will make for another great ​addition to the campus.


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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 will also be constructed here, complete with access to take-out window from cafe.


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Second floor bridge photos show all the amazing light that will be in the building from the many sky lights. You can see the rounded portion of the building when looking up from the second floor.


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Standing on second floor bridge looking north

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

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​​Looking north from Atrium bridge​

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Looking south from Atrium bridge.

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​A view of the north Atrium wall. You can see what will be the finance lab and skylight behind.​​​

Dimeo works to put in place one of the skylights for the Atrium.

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View from the second floor above main entrance

Second floor classrooms are being framed.
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Starting to take shape

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Panaromic view of the atrium under construction

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Halo skylights cut in above the main entrance.
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Topping Off Ceremony a big success


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Arthur & Patricia Ryan School of Business Studies

PCSB Topping Off


The steel at the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies is going up fast

The Topping-Off ceremony is scheduled for April 15.
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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 already taking shape (Picture 1). The crane starts to shake out the first structural steel delivery in the lay down area. The white columns will be erected to create the finance trading room and above mesa (Picture 2).
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In addition to the steel work that started on Monday with the framing of the atrium, much work is being done inside. Existing floors are beng demoed and new doorways created.
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New roadway is in place to keep vehicular traffic around the site​ flowing

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Interior Dore Hall demolition is almost complete

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