Pitt-Johnstown Engineering and Science Building Renovation Project Proceeding

Mike Morlacci

posted April 29, 2016


Engineering and Science Building construction in this April 2016 photo will give way to improvements upon completion. Click the View Images link below for project renderings.

Renovations to the infrastructure and exterior of the Engineering and Science Building, which will be known as the John P. Murtha Engineering and Science Building, are under way on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus.

The building is currently under construction and access is limited.

Renderings of the proposed interior -- and an external representation -- have been provided by IKM Inc. of Pittsburgh, the project's architect. 

The work is part of a $23 million project that includes the construction of the John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness. In addition, the plan covers renovations to laboratories in Krebs Hall. Construction for approximately half of the labs and the Engineering and Science Building is targeted for completion by the beginning of the 2016 fall term. The overall project is to conclude by the end of 2016.

Mr. Murtha served 36 years in the U.S. House of Representatives until his death in 2010. He was also the first-ever recipient of Pitt-Johnstown’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes an alumnus for individual achievements, leadership, service to community, and loyalty to the alma mater.

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been presented with The Seven Seals Award by the US Department of Defense’s office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World. The distinctive combination of our people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success.