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Project Overview

The Ruane Center for the Humanities is designed to accommodate the newly structured Development of Western Civilization program as well as offices for the School of Arts & Sciences, the center for the Study of the Humanities, the Liberal Arts Honors Program, and the Departments of English and History.  The building provides 63,000 square feet of additional space and is scheduled for completion in September 2013.

Architect: S/L/A/M Collaborative
Sullivan Buckingham Architects

Construction Manager: Dimeo Construction​​


The Ruane Center for the Humanities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News and Updates

Summer  Projects 2014

Academic Affairs makes new space available in Ruane Center

The Innovation and Creativity Suite, LL49 in the Ruane Center is intended as a getaway or retreat space where groups of faculty, students, and staff can come together to think about, discuss, plan, and innovate in a collaborative environment.

The Suite is divided into two areas.  The lounge area includes soft seating, two computer stations, a printer, and a white board.  The meeting ​area serves as a functional meeting space with six-person tables that may be brought together to create a group workspace.


12/2/2013 - Ruane Center for the Humanities acknowledged for outstanding design from American School and University architectural portfolio.
11/14/2013 - View the time lapse video of the Ruane Center for the Humanities construction.

10/11/2013 - Providence Journal article on the Ruane Center for the Humanities

10/5/2013 - The Ruane Center Dedication - A Ceremony for ​the Ages

10/3/2013 - R​​uane​ Center for Humanities dedication scheduled for October 5, 2013.

8/27/2013 - St. Thomas Aquinas a​rrives on campus.  Dedication ceremony scheduled for October 5 during St. Dominic Weekend.

8/21/2013 - View some of the artwork that has been added to the Ruane Center.

Art on display in Ruane
Art on display in Ruane
Art on display in Ruane
8/22/2013 - Sylvia Nicolas delivers the completed St. Thomas Aquinas statue for the Ruane Center for the Humanities. The statue was placed in the garden on Wednesday, 8/21/2013.
St. Thomas Statue: August 21, 2013


8/1/2013 - Completed Great Room Pics 


Ruane Great Room, Fireplace

Ruane Great Room, July 2013
6/19/2013 - Interior pictures of the first and second floors of the Ruane Center.

First floor hallways and class/lecture rooms

Ruane, First Floor Hallway
120 Seat Lecture Hall
Ruane, 120 seat lecture hall
Ruane, 120 seat lecture hall


Ruane, 1st floor classroom
Ruane, stairwell
Second floor stairwell 
Ruane, Main Hallway Second Floor
One of the second floor main hallways 

Ruane, hallway on the second floor to faculty offices
Large lecture room on second floor

Ruane, lecture room on the second floor
Ruane, lecture room on the second floor
60 seat flexible seating/table lecture roomRuane, lecture room with flexible seating

6/19/2013 New exterior pictures of the Ruane Center.

Ruane, tower entrance
Eaton Street side
Ruane, south exterior
Library connector
Ruane, exterior connector in June
4/25/2013 - Ruane Center for the Humanities is taking shape.Ruane-south side April 25, 2013

Ruane, seal April 25th

Library Connector

Ruane, Library Connector April 25th

Ruane, Hallway April 25th​​​​​​​​​​​