- Project Name
- ANSYS Hall
- Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Project Types
- Project Scope
- New Construction
- 36,000 sq. feet
- Year Completed
Gregory Mottola, FAIA, design principal
Kent Suhrbier, AIA, principal in charge
- Project Status
- On the Boards/In Progress
ANSYS Hall is being built in conjunction with TCS Hall for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
FROM THE ARCHITECTS:
ANSYS Hall is designed to be a 36,000-square-foot, four-story facility for CMU’s College of Engineering. Funded by a gift from engineering simulation software company ANSYS, the project creates a hub for student making and features an indoor-outdoor maker-court for conceptualization and manufacturing of large-scale, functional prototypes. The building will also house the ANSYS Simulation Lab and research space, allowing ANSYS to serve as a direct resource to students and contribute to the cross-pollination of ideas. The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.
Both [ANSYS Hall and TCS Hall] are led by Design Principal Gregory Mottola, FAIA, and Principal in Charge Kent Suhrbier, AIA. Mottola and Suhrbier are alumni of CMU’s School of Architecture and have contributed to many BCJ projects, both nationally and in Pittsburgh.
“Collaboration and making are essential to what we do as architects, so we’re always interested in designing buildings that allow for this type of creative exploration and prototyping,” said Mottola. “We look forward to seeing the students at work in these spaces, and the results of their design thinking.”
The two buildings add to the firm’s growing list of works for CMU, which includes Stever House, the nation’s first LEED-certified residence hall; the award-winning Software Engineering Institute; and the celebrated Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace, known as a ‘living laboratory’ for the study of workplace technology, which opened in 1994 and remains an international center for the advancement of sustainable building technologies today.
Other notable BCJ projects throughout the Pittsburgh region include the Heinz History Center, Braskem (formerly Aristech) Headquarters, both High Meadow and the Barn at Fallingwater, and the recently Living Building-certified Frick Environmental Center.
“We’re excited to build upon our firm’s legacy with CMU and the region,” said Suhrbier. “Especially during this exciting time in Pittsburgh, as the city reinvents itself as a leader in technology and maker-based industry.”