Groundbreaking ceremony for the brand new MINT constructing on the College of Pittsburgh in Bradford | information

Bradford, Pa., 17th August 2021 / PRNewswire / – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (known as Pitt-Bradford) celebrates the groundbreaking for the construction of its new 39,000 square meter Engineering & Information Technologies Building. The project was designed by a national architecture / engineering firm, HED, work with LGA partner as an architect, interior designer and building manager). Rycon construction is the general contractor who creates the project.

Vogelheim from HED: “This is a signature building with the mission to positively influence the economic development of the region.”

“This is a really exciting development for Pitt-Bradford, “said Rick Esch, Interim president of the campus. “It is the first academic building the campus has built in two decades and it will provide a state-of-the-art home for our computer information systems and technology program, energy science and technology students, and two emerging engineering technologies.” Programs. “

That $ 17.69 million The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

The building will be a self-contained facility that will house mechanical engineering, power engineering, relocated energy science and technology programs, and computer information systems and technology, and academic support rooms for more student enrollment. The building will include engineering labs, engineering offices, computer labs, the campus computing center, large group classrooms, and faculty and staff offices.

According to the HED director Chris Vogelheim, AIA, “Cooperative teamwork can cross borders. The close collaboration between the owner and the design team made it possible to create a building that will transform the campus. This is a unique building with the grand mission of positively impacting the region’s economic development by creating an inspiring engineering space on this campus. “

The new building will be the center for technology and innovation on campus and throughout PennsylvaniaNew York State-line region and will house rapid prototyping machines, oscilloscopes, engineering lab stations, and more to provide students with hands-on technical learning.

The project team has aligned all building functions to open up to a two-story collaboration center to improve visibility, accessibility, interactions and team building. This centralized commons offers a more social, team-based learning model than was previously seen on campus. A cantilevered, metal-clad “bar” of the faculty office hovers over a largely glazed, collaborative first floor and forms a dynamic north edge for the newly formed square. A deep building floor area and the strategic integration of glass reduce energy consumption and at the same time preserve access to daylight and a view. Exposed ceilings in the building’s central maker hub deliberately set the scene for building systems.


HED seeks creative solutions that have a positive impact on its customers, the community and the world. HED has built a reputation for excellence in all facets of the environment designed and built, including architecture, consulting, engineering and planning services. The company, with more than 470 employees, serves customers in a variety of markets from eight US offices (Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, The angel, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento). See how HED advances your world


LGA Partners is an award-winning professional design firm with over 60 team members based in Pittsburghs Uptown neighborhood. We are a constellation of architects, interior designers and support staff who work on extraordinary design solutions. For almost 30 years we have grown organically due to our commitment to our customers, consultants and the community. With over 11,000 projects in six markets (aerospace, education, healthcare, residential, retail, workplace), our diverse knowledge leads to a cross-fertilization of ideas that influence our designs in innovative and thought-provoking ways.


Pitt-Bradford, founded in 1963, is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Bradford offers more than 40 major subjects and over 50 minor subjects, areas of specialization and vocational preparation programs. The 470 acre campus is home to a student-centered learning community where the faculty challenges its students to discover more than they imagined. nurture them as they grow into happy, healthy, intellectually curious individuals; and empower them to take on a leading role in our globally networked world. Learn more at

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