PROVIDENCE COLLEGE – Ruane Friar Development Center

Providence, RI


58,281 sf


Perkins Eastman

Dimeo Construction Company recently completed 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, significantly enhances Friar athletics on a national level, student services, and College community life. Phase I of the project concentrated 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.

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photography copyright Andrew Rugge. Courtesy Perkins Eastman

photography copyright Sarah Mechling. Courtesy Perkins Eastman

Providence College – Ruane Friar Development Center

“We are thrilled to be able to move into our new home, the Ruane Friar Development Center. We believe that this is the best facility of its kind in the country, and it would not have become a reality if not for the great partnership that we had with Dimeo Construction. Before going through this process, I had no idea what it took to bring a project like this together. 

From the moment I met Tim, Scott and their team, I was amazed at how efficient and how professional they were. They were incredible teammates from Day 1, always available to answer a question or take time out of their schedule to give us another tour. While observing the Dimeo team, I realized that they were very similar to our organization.  Teamwork, selflessness and communication are all keys to building a successful basketball team, and the same can be said about Dimeo.

We appreciate everything they did to make our dream a reality!”

 Ed Cooley – Head Basketball Coach – Providence College