The University continues to progress on campus improvements that will benefit Pitt community members for decades to come, transforming facility offerings and supporting economic growth in the region, including the following projects:
Alan Magee Scaife Hall
Modernization of Alan Magee Scaife Hall, the home of the University’s School of Medicine. Phase 1 of the project includes a 104,800 square-foot, seven-story West Wing addition that will house a 600-seat, state-of-the-art lecture auditorium, classrooms, teaching labs, a simulation center, and a new anatomy lab.
Arena and Sports Performance Center
This facility will become the new home for Pitt volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling, in addition to a functional and modern training area, including cutting edge equipment and space for strength and conditioning instruction to support the University’s student athletes.
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
A new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will be centrally located on campus, and the state-of-the-art facility will include a total health and wellness destination, hit sustainability targets, provide a connection point in the heart of campus, and include major infrastructure improvements
Eatery Renovation Project
The Eatery, Pitt’s largest dining space, will undergo a full renovation beginning May 2023. To see renderings of The Future Eatery, descriptions and videos for the 9 new dining concepts, a detailed construction timeline, an overview of available offerings and accommodations during the phased renovation, and a blog with future updates, visit The Eatery at Pitt Website.
Fifth and Halket - New Construction
The project constructs a 10-story building “Core and Shell” for a future use, still to be determined by the University.
Heinz Chapel Fleche
The fleche (also referred to as the ‘spire’) of Heinz Chapel is over 83 years old, with the building being completed in 1938. The University is ensuring that no detail will be lost in a rebuilt fleche.
Hillside Area Development
The upper campus hillside area is undergoing a major transformation, taking a fully integrated approach in developing this space to expand amenities, add new pedestrian walkways and outdoor gathering spaces, implement a sustainable stormwater management system and more in the coming years.
Hillman Library Renovation
The Hillman Library reinvention will provide a reimagined hub of intellectual activity on campus, providing services, resources and inspiring spaces that advance academic study, stimulate innovation, encourage exploration and foster collaboration. The project will renovate library floors, as well as expand the indoor/outdoor café area, study areas, Open Lab and more.
Learn more about project development and progress on the Hillman Library website»
Mazeroski Field – Stormwater Collection
The University of Pittsburgh is planning a lower campus stormwater collection system, that is part of upgrading and expanding an existing Chilled Water plant at Posvar Hall.
Thaw Hall Roof Replacement
Inspections have found that the roof of Thaw Hall, built in 1909/1910, will need to be replaced.
Schenley Quadrangle Steps
The steps from Forbes Avenue to Schenley Quad, features a stone balustrade, which will undergo a renovation.
University Club Terrace
The outdoor fourth floor terrace of the University Club will undergo a renovation, which includes stabilizing and repairing the historic railing, replacing a failing roof and saturated substrate under the existing pavers (to be reinstalled), and adding lighting.