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
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
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
A recent faculty survey shows the use of new/different instructional methods is up by 94% at Bryant University.
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.
Activate Your Students
A recent faculty survey shows student-to-student engagement is up 89% at Bryant University.
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
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...
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