The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has just broken ground on its first academic building in two decades.
The HED-designed Engineering & Information Technologies Building will be a 39,000-sf stand-alone facility that will house Mechanical Engineering Technology, Energy Engineering Technology, Relocated Energy Science & Technology, and Computer Information Systems & Technology programs. The facility will also include academic support space, engineering labs, engineering shops, computer labs, the campus data center, large group classrooms, and faculty and staff offices.
The building is positioned to be at the center of technology and innovation on campus and across the Pennsylvania-New York state-line region. It will be home to rapid prototyping machines, oscilloscopes, engineering lab stations, and other hands-on technical learning for students.
A cantilevered, metal-clad faculty office bar floats above a mostly glass-enclosed collaborative first floor. A deep building footprint and strategic integration of glass reduces energy usage while preserving access to daylight and views. Exposed ceilings in the building’s centralized maker hub intentionally put building systems on display.
In addition to HED, LGA Partners is the architect of record, interior designer, and construction administration. Rycon Construction is the general contractor. The Engineering & Information Technologies Building is slated for completion in late 2022.