SoA Alumni at BCJ Design Two New Buildings for CMU Campus

  ANSYS Hall design rendering. Image courtesy of CMU (from  NEXT Pittsburgh ).

ANSYS Hall design rendering. Image courtesy of CMU (from NEXT Pittsburgh).

Architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) recently released designs for two new buildings set to debut on the CMU campus in 2020. ANSYS Hall and TCS Hall are designed for collaborative research and maker-based learning. The buildings will be utilized by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students across multiple disciplines.

Both projects are led by SoA alumni: Design Principal Gregory Mottola, FAIA, and Principal in Charge Kent Suhrbier, AIA. Mottola and Suhrbier have contributed to many BCJ projects, both nationally and in Pittsburgh, including the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace at CMU.

ANSYS Hall is designed to be a 36,000-square-foot, four-story facility for CMU’s College of Engineering. The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.

  TCS Hall design rendering. Image courtesy of CMU (from  NEXT Pittsburgh ).

TCS Hall design rendering. Image courtesy of CMU (from NEXT Pittsburgh).

TCS Hall will act as a gateway to the CMU campus for visitors approaching from the west. The 90,000-square-foot building will serve the computer science and mechanical engineering programs and include a drone high-bay, flexible makerspace, an outdoor robot yard, and offices for CMU faculty and the TCS Collaboration Center. Scheduled for completion in spring 2020, TCS Hall will serve as a keystone for development in the north of Forbes district.

Learn more in the announcement on Building Construction Design’s website and in the coverage from NEXT Pittsburgh.