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June 10, 2004

Johnstown Breaks Ground for Dorm

Pitt’s Johnstown campus broke ground June 2 for a new student residence hall, slated to be ready for occupancy in fall 2005.

The 35,200 sq. ft. facility will include 24 student apartments with 109 beds. Each apartment will have two full bathrooms, a living room and a kitchenette. The three-story residence hall will include a central common space for television lounge, lobby, laundry and conference rooms.

Pictured at the ground-breaking ceremony are from left: Park Rankin, University architect and senior manager of architecture; Matt Mazonkey, Johnstown Student Senate president; Jerry W. Samples, vice president, Academic and Student Affairs at UPJ; James V. Maher, provost and senior vice chancellor; Albert L. Etheridge, president, Pitt-Johnstown; E. Jeanne Gleason, chair, UPJ Advisory Board and Pitt trustee; Robert Murray, principal, Renaissance 3 Architects; Jake Stiffler, director of UPJ Housing and Residence Life, and Patrick Kelly, director of business development, TEDCO General Contractors.

Below: Architect’s rendering of the as yet unnamed residence hall located near Biddle Hall.

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