Dimeo Construction Company is underway with the Providence College Ruane Friar Development Center in Providence, RI. A new gift from former Providence College Board of Trustees Chair Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13 Hon. and his wife, Elizabeth Ruane, enabled the construction of the Ruane Friar Development Center. The new basketball training facility, designed by Perkins & Eastman, will significantly enhance Friar athletics on a national level, student services, and College community life. Phase I of the project will concentrate on the men’s basketball, athletic training center, athlete support services, offices, a new Friar Athletics Hall of Fame, and a dining room. It will promote academic success, team-building, skills development, conditioning, and wellness.


The recently completed 425,000 sf campus includes office and meeting space, collaborative work spaces, dining and fitness facilities as well as baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and trails that the local community will be able to use. In total, approximately 3,000 employees will occupy the new campus.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on August 14th with over a thousand-people celebrating the opening of the office complex.