The Innovation Triangle
Together, we’ll create a hub of art, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy at the nexus of our campus and our community.
Our Innovation Triangle will integrate new buildings for the Rollins Museum of Art (RMA) and Crummer Graduate School of Business with an expanded Alfond Inn, transforming the connection between our campus and our community, energizing our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, and expanding opportunities for future generations of Tars.
Through The Innovation Triangle, the Rollins Museum of Art will be even more closely aligned to Rollins’ curriculum and culture, Crummer will improve its competitive advantage as Florida’s No. 1 MBA program, and The Alfond Inn will be positioned to fund more scholarships for Rollins’ brightest students.
Beginning in summer 2021, a two-year expansion of Rollins’ award-winning hotel will add 71 luxury guest rooms and suites, increase The Alfond Inn’s customizable event space by 2,400 square feet, and add an array of amenities, including a wellness spa, a cafe, and a second swimming pool. More importantly, the expansion is projected to generate an additional $40 million in scholarships over the next 10 years.
Powering Cultural Connection and Conversation
Moving into a modern, three-story, 31,000-square-foot building—adjacent to the planned Crummer business school and a stone’s throw from The Alfond Inn—will make RMA’s arts and cultural experiences more visible and accessible to the community while providing much-needed space for additional exhibitions, study rooms, a lecture hall, a curricular gallery, and other enhancements.
Mirroring the Modern Workplace
The Crummer Graduate School of Business is planning a three-story, 44,500-square-foot facility with newly imagined environments for teaching, project development, executive education, and cross-disciplinary innovation, with the ability to blend face-to-face interaction with technological interfaces.
“The Innovation Triangle will advance our community through expanding access to the arts, promoting successful entrepreneurship, elevating nonprofit leadership, and providing a talent pipeline for the professional and executive leadership needed to fuel and foster economic prosperity.”
Innovation in Action
Track our progress as we forge a new foundation for the future of art, philanthropy, and business in Central Florida.
January 03, 2022
First Look: The Alfond Inn Expansion
A new phase of growth at Rollins’ award-winning boutique hotel will support the next generation of scholars and leaders.
November 17, 2021
Nelson Donates Additional $1 Million Toward Rollins Museum of Art
June Nelson P’89 has made a second gift to the future home of the Rollins Museum of Art, building on a legacy of service and philanthropy in support of fine arts at the College.
April 07, 2021
Massey Foundation Makes $2 Million Gift to New Crummer Building
The generous gift will go toward a new building for the Crummer Graduate School of Business, creating a cutting-edge facility for contemporary business teaching, learning, and research.