Bryan Lab Partners

We’re especially grateful for those who help make this vision a reality.

In April of 2010, The Steward School in Richmond, Virginia announced the receipt of a gift from the Bryan Charitable Trust. This donation marks one of the largest single cash gifts that the private school has received in its history.

Current Partners

Commonwealth Parenting
Edible Education
E.E. Ford Foundation
Greater Virginia Green Building Council
Robins Foundation
RVA Construction

Carter and John Bryan's major gift has built a free-standing facility dedicated to exploring innovation and problem solving in the areas of local ecology, health and wellness, science, technology, engineering, and resource management. The building, completed in 2013, is named the Bryan Innovation Lab. Dedicated to inspiring discovery and innovation in our students, faculty, and greater community, this “living classroom” complements the school’s mission and culture, which is rooted in the ethic of care.

Constructed with green building attributes, including strategies for sustainable site development, water management, energy efficiency, renewable building materials, and indoor environmental air quality, the Bryan Lab is used to develop and enhance our 21st century skills. Some of the key areas of focus include analysis and interpretation skills, innovation, design, knowledge of environmental processes and systems, skills for understanding and addressing environmental issues, and a sense of personal and civic responsibility. 

Want to partner with us?

Are you interested in supporting the mission of the Bryan Innovation Lab? If so, please contact Director of the Bryan Lab Cary Jamieson at (804) 565-2326 or





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