New Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences design unveiled, Carnegie Mellon University

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Designs for the new Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences have been unveiled by Carnegie Mellon University. The 338,900-square-foot building will host researchers and students from its Mellon College of Science (MCS). Additionally, students and researchers from the School of Computer Science (SCS). The new facility will also house the new Institute for Contemporary Art Pittsburgh (ICA). The institute serves as a critical hub for art, culture and exchange.

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Designed to foster collaboration, the building will help the university to advance a new era of data-driven research. Furthermore, creating expression and cross-disciplinary education. Anchoring a prominent city intersection, the Hall of Sciences will be positioned as a gateway, connecting the university and its surrounding community.

The Hall of Sciences is being designed and built with flexible spaces that can be configured quickly to answer emerging problems and respond to new avenues of discovery. Further, the project was launched by a $75 million lead grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

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Design of the building began with an extensive proposal process involving over 40 architecture firms, leading Carnegie Mellon to select ZGF. PJ Dick and Mascaro Construction will jointly serve as construction managers for the project. Both companies are familiar with the university. PJ Dick is currently wrapping up work on the Alan Magee Scaife Hall of Engineering. In addition, Mascaro Construction is engaged in the Highmark Center for Health, Wellness and Athletics.

The building’s tower is seven stories tall. It will contain labs, offices and other learning and collaborative spaces for MCS and SCS. Additionally, an underground parking garage with 130 spaces.

“At CMU we conduct research and offer educational programs at the intersection of the sciences, computer science and the arts — from new approaches in artificial intelligence and machine learning to preeminent biological research, computer graphics and computer vision in the visual arts,” said Martial Hebert, dean of the School of Computer Science.