Bryant University Physician Assistant Learning Center

December 22nd, 2016

Bryant University sought to establish a School of Health Sciences that would be anchored by its graduate Physician Assistant Degree. The degree is one of the fastest growing majors in the country and Bryant is bringing a rigorous and supportive program to prepare their physician assistant students to meet the needs of the health care system. The degree supplements an already offered Master in Business Administration degree with a concentration in health care. Bryant’s largest academic building, the Unistructure, was selected for an addition to house the program.

LLB Architects designed the space working with Lavallee Brensinger Architects, specialists in healthcare design, to accommodate the program’s unique needs. We worked with the University to generate program overlays within the existing building spaces, creating an inherently sustainable mix of reduced new construction with selective renovation. The public space was designed to capture the great views of the campus while allowing for an abundance of natural light. The classrooms and laboratories are designed to facilitate the successful transition from classroom to physician’s office. The new addition includes both lecture and team-learning style classrooms, a high-fidelity simulation laboratory, and a realistic physical examination laboratory. The transparent facade showcases the bustling activity within the building and includes a grand staircase and a lounge area offset by walls of glass and brick.

Photography by Warren Jagger

Bryant University’s Physician Assistant Learning Center Holds Ribbon Cutting

May 11th, 2015


April 8, 2015 – Bryant University’s new Physician Assistant Learning Center held its Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony on March 2nd in the facility. The event featured speeches from Bryant’s President Ronald K. Machtley (center) and Jay Amrien (3rd from left) the Director of the Physician Assistant Program. Chris Ladds (4th from right), Kathy Bartels, and Jonathan Taylor attended the event on LLB’s behalf to celebrate the opening.

LLB designed the space working with Lavalle Brensinger Architects, specialists in healthcare design, to accommodate the programs unique needs. Working collaboratively with the university to program, plan the building that includes simulation laboratories, lecture classrooms, and office for faculty and staff.