Organized around an immersive activity hub, the inventive facility is fostering a transformation in how students learn, and how the University works with the business world. The AIC has measurably increased student engagement, energized the faculty, and attracted businesses to create opportunities for students to learn critical thinking skills and successfully transition into the workforce upon graduation.
- 50,000 GSF
- Innovation forum
- 5 Tiered Classrooms
- 5 Flat Classrooms
- 1 Divisible Classroom
- 23 Breakout rooms
- Admission presentation room
Activate Your Business Community
Bryant’s entrepreneurial approach is changing how Industry views and relates to Higher Education. The Design Thinking class attracts businesses to campus, creating opportunities for students to practice on real-world challenges – an experience that positions them for success after graduation.
Activate Your Faculty
In exploring new ways of teaching students outside-the-box thinking and active problem-solving skills, Bryant faculty are showing students how cross-disciplinary Design Thinking enables innovation. University grants help these pedagogical projects go from ideas to practice.
Faculty are energized by the classrooms in the AIC. I have witnessed the enthusiasm of new pedagogy, new delivery, and almost a “re-awakening” to the calling of teaching. It has been transformational...
Activate Your Students
Flexible, tech-infused environments bring people together, inspiring curiosity and collaboration to promote hands-on discovery. Bryant University’s Academic Innovation Center is helping students in the IDEA program experience the power of Design Thinking.Innovation Collaborative Space
In Their Own Words
Bryant’s IDEA Program is a 3-day intensive workshop that focuses on team-based activities and how to use the creative process to address a real-world problem in business or the community.Innovation
Courtney M. '16
If everyone is contributing, the more likely we are to find an idea that just might change the world.
Flexible, tech-infused collaboration spaces inspire and enable Design Thinking – iterative ideation and invention focused on solving real-world problems. Breaking down boundaries between disciplines, the design replaces faculty offices with a flexible Faculty Workshop open to any professors when they are in the building to work with students.Innovation Interiors
Building Bryant's Innovative Academic Future
The Lead Designer discusses inspiration and design strategies for creating the loft-style Design Thinking environment that blurs boundaries to generate opportunities.Advancing Mission
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