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More than just a typical Higher Ed upcycle, this project epitomizes the long-term vision of Duquesne University’s Dean McFarlin. As part of a comprehensive strategic plan to improve the School’s Rockwell Hall in terms of building codes as well as current educational thinking, the Skywalk, 6th Floor, and 7th Floor serve as the ‘showpiece’ for his Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Spaces were created that are flexible, blur the lines between classroom and corridor, promote project-based collaborative learning, and boost the overall experience for staff and students.
Category: Medium Architecture
Architecture Firm: LGA Partners
Project Team: Jonathan Glance, RA, AIA, NCARB; Marianne Talarico Smith, RA, NCARB, LEED AP; Caroline Vranesevic, ASID, NCIDQ; Heidi Tabor; Gary Atcheson, RA; Khari Peart, RA, AIA; Nikita Williamson, RA, AIA, LEED GA; Alyssa Williams, CPHD; James Speck
Client: Duquesne University
Contractor: Jendoco Construction, Rob Wilson - General Contractor (7th Floor); Rycon Construction, Inc. Joe Tavello, General Contractor (6th Floor)
Engineers: CJL Engineering, Geoff Ford, PE - MEP/FP (6th + 7th Floors); Barber & Hoffman, Inc., Mike Miller, PE - Structural Engineer (6th Floor); BrightTree Studios, David Vargo, CTS-D, CTS-I - Audio Visual (6th + 7th Floors); Babich Acoustics, Jeffery E. Babich, INCE Bd. Cert. - Acoustical (6th Floor)
Photographer: Maya Puskaric Huang