Since 2006, JWU has invested roughly $157 million to make strategic improvements to our 4 campuses. A look at our physical transformation. ProvidenceJWU has revitalized close to 100 acres of waterfront alongside our Harborside Campus, providing a stunning natural setting and a range of environmental and recreational benefits to the community.The campus’ newest focal point, the 82,000-square-foot Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence showcases stunning views of Narragansett Bay and is designed as the nation’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified culinary lab. Other recent developments at Harborside include the Grace Welcome Center, which serves as home to culinary and graduate admissions, and the JWU Urban Coastal Greenway, a public walkway and open green space that connects our campus to the Narragansett Bay shoreline. In 2008, the transformation of the former Rolo Manufacturing Building into the Downcity Campus’ Student Services Center (left top) was recognized by the Providence Preservation Society as an “extraordinary and positive contribution to the livability and urban fabric of Providence.”
In 2013, we have a number of large-scale construction projects in the works, including a new parking garage and a new 18,000 square-foot facility for our physician assistant studies program.
North MiamiSince 1991, the North Miami Campus has invested nearly $41 million in construction, with two new buildings recently completed.The stylish new Biscayne Commons residence hall (right) houses 200 students and features double-occupancy rooms and swimming pool. The Wildcat Center serves as a home for the North Miami Campus’ growing athletics programs, as well as student activities and Greek life. DenverJWU’s commitment to thoughtful historic renovation is most evident at the Denver Campus. Since 2000, JWU has invested more than $48 million in reviving, upgrading and adapting structures to enhance and improve classrooms, culinary labs and residence halls.The campus' latest renovation turned historic Mason Hall into Wildcat Center (left), a 21st-century athletic facility, complete with a regulation-size gym, aerobics and fitness studio and locker rooms. Expansion has been cleverly configured to preserve the building's historic façade.CharlotteThe $110 million Charlotte Campus opened in 2004 with an enrollment of 1,100 students, and grew quickly. The new 33,000-square-foot Student Services Center houses a 600-seat gym, fitness center, and more than 30 student clubs encompassing cultural arts, community service, professional development and student government.Speaking of how much the center will mean to students, Chris Shepard, president of the Student Government Association (SGA), laughed. “We'll finally have a home advantage in basketball!”