The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 13, 2012

Board OKs building for Pitt-Johnstown

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees on Friday approved plans to construct a Nursing and Health Sciences building on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.

Earlier this year, Pitt-Johnstown announced its proposal for the 26,000-square-foot building.

Construction is expected to begin in August.

The building, expected to cost

$12 million, will include 11 laboratories for chemistry and biology, a nursing-simulation laboratory, six faculty offices and two rooms that could be used for classes or seminars.

The building will be located next to the Engineering and Science Building.

“This is a monumental step in the ongoing transformation of our campus that fulfills a significant and lofty goal in our new Dimension of Excellence strategic plan,” Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar said in a news release.

“The new science building enhances our capacity to provide first-class learning facilities, propels us toward greater distinction in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and furthers our movement to the forefront of baccalaureate colleges.”