The Walley School community arts center initiative began in the fall
of 2011 as a joint project between the Town of Bristol and Roger
Williams University’s School of Architecture. Shortly thereafter, the
Gabelli School of Business was asked to development a business case
for the project. Four students in the course “Management 439: Business
Planning” took on the Walley School as their team project for
the semester. The business case study was developed in conjunction
with the Town of Bristol, the initiative’s steering committee, Roger
Williams University’s Community Partnerships Center, the School
of Architecture and the School of Construction Management. After
a year of student work and public workshops, the conclusion has
been made that it would be programmatically, architecturally and
financially feasible to reopen the Walley School as a community arts
and education facility for the Town of Bristol.
Bob Miklos,Kelly Ard, Scott Slarsky; Robinson, Arnold; and Hank Kniskern, John McQuilken, Robert Rambo, "Walley School Community Arts Center Feasibility Study" (2011). Architecture and Urban Design. 3.